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Matternet, Inc.

The Internet of Atoms

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Other
  • Location Menlo Park, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Matternet is a 21st century transportation system that will transform the way we move goods locally. Matternet is creating an automated delivery network for goods, built on a network of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) operating autonomously (without human intervention) coordinated with a proprietary software platform. Matternet’s initial vertical is the $1 Billion pharmaceutical delivery market in areas inaccessible by traditional infrastructure.


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    Andreas Raptopoulos
    Founder, CEO

    Andreas Raptopoulos (BS & MS in Aeronautics Engineering, MA Royal College of Art) is an expert on the design and engineering of complex systems. The top grad of his undergraduate and graduate classes, Andreas holds four patents, was granted a ‘Genius’ Visa for creating Matternet and has quickly become the domain expert in the drone delivery space.

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    Paola Santana
    Chief Regulatory Reform & Innovation Officer

    Paola Santana drives Regulatory Reform & Innovation for Matternet. A Fulbright Scholar and Georgetown alum, Santana was the top grad of her law school class, the former Chief of Cabinet for the Dominican Republic, and a former World Bank consultant – bringing her unfair advantages and insight in striking public infrastructure development.

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    Jason Calaiaro
    Mechanical and Propulsion Lead

    Jason Calaiaro (BS Mech Eng Carnegie Mellon) fielded a dozen robots for NASA, built an anti-gravity machine for lunar field robots, and was the lead engineer for Astrobotic's lander spacecraft.

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    Zack Fleischman
    Software Lead

    Zachary Fleischman (BS Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon) developed the Kinect and Kinect 2.0 sensors for Xbox, designing and implementing novel user interface paradigms using gesture and voice recognition. He created the Wave-To-Engage gesture (holds patent) and the fundamental basis for gesture navigation in Xbox One.

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    Marc Shillum
    Chief Experience Officer

    Marc Shillum (Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and MA Royal College of Art) connects the more traditional skills of a CMO to deep knowledge in user experience design. Having held leadership positions across some of the world’s best innovation, design and marketing agencies he is one of the creative mind behind wearable products like Nike Fuel and Basis, Services such as HBOGO and B&N nook and International Brands like Levi's and Aston Martin.


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    Rachel Proffitt, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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    Amy Marcoccia

Previous Investors

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    Andreessen Horowitz
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    Fadi Ghandour
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    Adam Pisoni