Zephyr Aerospace, a San Francisco, CA-based startup introducing lie-flat, social distancing-compliant airline seats for airlines, raised an undisclosed amount of funding.
Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, who has previously backed Tesla, SpaceX, Coinbase and Twitter, made the investment.
The company intends to use the funds to pass certification by the Federal Aviation Association and to continue direct engagements with prospective airlines and aircraft manufacturers.
Zephyr Aerospace is advancing Zephyr Seat, a lie-flat “double-decker” seating concept for premium economy class passengers. It allows airlines to transform the seats in premium economy class on wide-body aircraft into lie-flat beds.