“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.
AeroMobil is an advanced engineering company that is commercializing a sophisticated flying car, combining real car and an aircraft in a single vehicle. AeroMobil aims to make personal transportation vastly more efficient and environmentally friendly by helping to overcome traffic jams in large areas and by allowing significantly faster door-to-door travel for medium distances or in areas with limited road infrastructure. Starting with a first commercial product now the ultimate future vision of the company is to offer Mobility as a Service using the best from the combination of the car, the plane and the computer.