Skyports, a London, UK-based urban air mobility infrastructure provider and drone delivery operator, raised £5.35m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures (DBDV) and Groupe ADP, with participation from Levitate Capital. DBDV and Groupe ADP will take seats on the Skyports Board.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to acquire sites for passenger and cargo vertiports in cities around the world, including Singapore and Los Angeles, to further develop its drone delivery business, and to expand the team for full commercialisation of its delivery services.
Led by Duncan Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Skyports is building and operating critical infrastructure for urban air mobility and managing end to end drone deliveries.
The company is working with electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger and cargo vehicle manufacturers around the world to secure, design, build, own and operate vertiports enabling safe and efficient flight operations within urban and suburban environments.
In addition, Skyports develops, implements and operates end-to-end cargo drone deliveries within the medical, e-commerce and logistics sectors overcoming inefficiencies associated with traditional transportation methods.
The company has projects operating in multiple continents, including in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.