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Meet Airbus Ventures


We are a fast-moving, intensely curious early-stage investment group. We seek exceptional, inspired founders from around the world who will set the course for ground-breaking innovation in mobility, security, and the future of flight. Our vision is to continuously ignite interest in the wonder that is aerospace.

Airbus is in our DNA, from our legacy of innovation and industry expertise to our global network. It is an asset to every company we fund, if and when they want it. Yet we operate with autonomy and trust, from the investments we make to the technologies they develop; we independently support entrepreneurs with unique ideas, plans, and structures. We are headquartered in Silicon Valley and Paris and fund start-ups across the globe. We are a valuable, efficient, and energetic partner to those who recognize that advances in aerospace will impact all life on Earth and beyond.




We welcome hearing from founders working hard to transform any facet of our industry. From urban air mobility, to connected fleets, to digital development and manufacturing, to advanced energy and propulsion. Quite literally, there is no limit.

We care about protecting your ideas and your privacy. If you have questions about our policies, please see our terms and conditions.




Our Team



Thomas d'halluin

Thomas is the CEO of the fund’s U.S. management company, where he leads U.S. venture investments for Airbus Ventures activities. The fund is based in Silicon Valley, with interest in astro-aero startups globally. With an Airbus tenure of fifteen years, Thomas previously served as COO of Airbus Ventures, and as the Chief of Staff to the CFO of Airbus more

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François Auque 

François is the Chairman of the Board of the fund’s General Partner entity, based in Paris, France. He leads European venture investments. Prior to Airbus Ventures, François was a member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Group, as Executive Vice President of Space more


Maryanna Saenko

Maryanna is an Investment Partner based in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Airbus, Maryanna lead Lux Research’s autonomous systems group where she served as a strategic advisor to Fortune 100 companies covering technological and market developments on the path to an increasingly automated more


Matthieu repellin

Matthieu is an Investment Partner, based in Paris, France. He joined Airbus in 2013 as Senior Manager with Corporate Strategy, advising on future trends and emerging technologies. In 2016, Matthieu was based in the Silicon Valley, building relationships with the American startup ecosystem for the Airbus innovation more



Anabelle Oliveira 

Anabelle is an Investment Partner based in Paris, France. A longtime employee at Airbus Defense and Space, she structured large projects on the finance and legal side and led corresponding negotiations. This includes projects like Paradigm and more



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Contact Us


Ellen Carroll

Ellen Carroll

US Office

+1 703.889.0535

225 West Santa Clara

San Jose, CA 95113

Sophie Dufour

Sophie Dufour

EU Office


Paris, France


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