AeroMobil becomes a member of the Hardware Club

The leading flying car designer joins the prestigious community for hardware startups as it seeks to expand its investment and partner network.

Hardware Club, the first community-based venture firm for hardware start-ups, has selected AeroMobil to join its exclusive membership becoming the only flying car company in its transportation category.  Given the broad array of hardware companies and innovators in its community Hardware Club will provide access to potential partners as AeroMobil builds out the design for future models and develops its Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) strategy. Additionally, Hardware Club will also be able to help with introductions to potential investors as AeroMobil expands its presence in the global market.​

“This community of hardware start-ups gives us unprecedented access to a wide range of innovative technology partners, as well as high-end retailers and tier-one manufacturers, who could help us at various stages in our business roll-out,.,” said Juraj Vaculik, co-founder, and CEO, AeroMobil.  “The flying car sector is moving rapidly, so the strength of our eco-system is critical to staying ahead of the competition. As such it is a huge benefit to have this type of direct access to a very active, knowledgeable community, whose members are all clearly motivated by delivering next-generation products.”

Hardware club selects hardware start-ups worldwide, who are building game-changing technologies or products and helps them scale globally. Members get access to the most selective community of hardware founders, a network of world-class partners, an online platform and private events. Hardware club invests at seed stage in some of its member start-ups and supports select, successful members through Series A funding rounds.

"AeroMobil is the very first flying car company admitted into our community. We’re excited about what they’re working on and are looking forward to supporting them" – said Alexis Houssou, President of Hardware Club.

Hardware Club is the largest and most selective community of hardware start-ups worldwide with only 7% of applicants being selected for membership. By sharing mutual experiences, knowledge, and networks, members learn from each other and move faster. Since the official January 2015 launch, Hardware Club has selected 270 applicants to join its community, out of 3,000 applications and opened offices in Paris, Tokyo and San Francisco. And as part of its growing ambitions to help its startups, Hardware Club has plans to start opening physical retail stores in 2017.

About AeroMobil

AeroMobil is a leader in mobility in three dimensions with a vision to liberate personal mobility from the ground and into the skies. AeroMobil develops the most flexible, capable and efficient range of personal aerial vehicles (PAVs) designed for door to door travel in intra and inter-urban environments, reducing congestion and emissions while increasing proximity and convenience for citizens, cities and society. 

AeroMobil is pioneering the development and commercialisation of flying cars, developing cutting edge technology to produce a range of vehicles for short take-off and landing (STOL) and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). This includes electric propulsion systems, battery technology and control systems for piloted and autonomous flight for transportation on the ground and in the air to support short and longe range personal air travel with eVTOLs. 

AeroMobil adopts an iterative approach to the development of personal air transportation in line with technology readiness, legislation and market acceptance. We believe the future offers unbounded opportunity for air mobility at scale but requires a pragmatic and considered approach to ensure technology and solutions implemented are safe, reliable and effective through partnership and collaboration with regulators, governments and cities to realise the benefits of all. 

The first flying car from AeroMobil provides increased flexibility and versatility for the customer as it combines the best of automotive and aerospace technology into one vehicle while respecting the limits of current technology and the regulatory environment. It is the first step in our journey towards air Mobility-as-a-service (aMaaS) which will make personal transportation vastly more efficient and environmentally friendly by allowing significantly faster door-to-door travel over short and medium distances, and in areas with limited road or public transport infrastructure.

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