Merlin Labs Raises $25M in Funding

Merlin Labs, a Boston, MA-based developer of autonomous flight technology for fixed-wing aircraft, raised $25m in funding.

Backers included GV (formerly Google Ventures) and First Round Capital.

Founded in 2018 and led by Matthew George, CEO, Merlin Labs Merlin is building a certifiable autonomy system for complex fixed-wing aircraft. The company has demonstrated hundreds of autonomous missions on multiple aircraft types, including complex twin turboprop aircraft. Its autonomy platform is aircraft-agnostic, focuses on on-board autonomy rather than remote piloting and is being integrated into a wide variety of public- and private-sector aircraft.

The company, which until today had been in stealth mode, is also announcing a 55-aircraft partnership with Dynamic Aviation, the owner of the world’s largest private King Air fleet. It has offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Denver, and Auckland, New Zealand as well as a dedicated flight facility at the Mojave Air & Space Port.