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Skyports has announced that it has raised US$23 million in its Series B funding round so far, collected from a combination of new and existing investors.
The U.K. company said the funds will be used to develop vertiports in key launch markets for eVTOL manufacturers and operators, such Los Angeles, Italy, Malaysia, and the U.K. Skyports said it also plans to scale its drone services operations in new and existing markets across the U.K., Europe, and Asia.
The news comes as the advanced air mobility infrastructure company, along with a consortium of aerospace companies, recently published a concept of operations (CONOPs) report exploring urban air mobility services in the U.K.
Skyports landed new investors during this funding round, including Japanese conglomerate Kanematsu Corporation, global industrial property company Goodman Group, Italian airport platform 2i Aeroporti, backed by Ardian’s Infrastructure Fund and F2i Italian Infrastructure Fund, and U.S. based venture capital firm GreenPoint.
The company’s existing shareholders also participated in this investment round. This includes Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, Groupe ADP, Solar Ventus, Irelandia Aviation, and Levitate Capital.