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Andreas Raptopoulos      

Co-founder, CEO at Matternet Inc

Andreas Raptopoulos is the founder and CEO of Matternet, a Silicon Valley startup founded in 2011. Since then, Matternet has become a leader in urban drone delivery, set to transform healthcare and e-commerce in metropolitan areas worldwide by building networks of flying drones to carry essential goods to otherwise inaccessible areas. Matternet uses lightweight, electric unmanned flying vehicles capable of carrying 2kg packages between low cost ground stations.

Matternet networks will be set up in places with poor road infrastructure in the developing world to enable the delivery of vaccines, medicine or diagnostics; in places affected by natural disasters for first response; and in congested cities in the developing, emerging and eventually the developed world for transportation of small goods.

Raptopoulos holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics and is a Royal College of Art graduate in Design. He holds several US and international patents, was a speaker at TED Global (2013), a participant of the World Economic Forum in Davos (2016 & 2017) and is a member of WEF’s Global Drones and Aerial Mobility Council.

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