With news that Archer Aviation plans to go public through a SPAC, public market investors have yet another industry to discover as air taxis and electric shuttles are no longer science fiction.
Hear from the Co-Founders/CEOs of Archer, a senior executive at United Airlines along with a co-founder of Uber Elevate on Monday, who joined us on February 22 at 1pm EST. Our speakers discussed the most important technologies in air mobility, the regulatory landscape, along with investment and financing opportunities.
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The event, hosted in partnership with Nasdaq and The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association, will also featured data from Sentieo. The schedule included panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, along with a live Q&A session, totaling approximately one hour.
- Brett Adcock, Co-Founder / Co-CEO, Archer Aviation, merging with Atlas Crest Investment Corp. (NYSE: ACIC)
- Adam Goldstein, Co-Founder / Co-CEO, Archer Aviation, merging with Atlas Crest Investment Corp. (NYSE: ACIC)
- Marion C. Blakey, Former Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Mark Moore, Co-founder of Uber Elevate and former Engineering Director of Aviation, Uber Technologies, Inc.
- Mike Leskinen, VP of Corp. Development & IR, United Airlines Holdings, Inc.
- Jack Cassel, Vice President, New Listings and Head of Private Capital Markets, Nasdaq, Inc.
- Hope King, Multimedia Editor, IPO Edge
- Jarrett Banks, Editor-at-Large, IPO Edge
- John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief, IPO Edge
- Plans for widespread use of air taxis and other electric aircraft
- Regulatory considerations
- SPACs and other paths to the public markets
About the Panelists:
Brett Adcock and Adam Goldstein
Brett and Adam are the co-founders and co-CEOs of Archer. They are technology entrepreneurs and have been building businesses together for 15 years. Prior to Archer, Adam and Brett co-founded Vettery, an online talent marketplace that was acquired in February 2018. They both attended the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Marion C. Blakey
Marion serves as a non-executive director for several corporations and organizations, having retired from Rolls-Royce North America Inc. (RRNA) in 2018 as President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2002 to 2007, Blakey was Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where she operated the world’s largest air traffic control system and managed 44,000 employees and a $14 billion budget. Ms. Blakey’s board positions include serving on the Board of Directors of Alaska Airlines.
Mark co-founded Uber Elevate and in 4 years established aerial ride sharing as a collaborative ecosystem with over $3.5B investment enabling aerial ride sharing. Prior to that, 32 years at NASA focusing on advanced aircraft concepts and technologies. The last 10 years at NASA was spent pioneering Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), the tech that all eVTOL aircraft use to achieve ultra safe, quiet and efficient flight. This was done leading small concept to flight teams for radical new aircraft such as the Puffin (2009 single person Superman suit), 2012 Greased Lightning (tilt-wing drone), LeapTech (a Mad Max looking semi truck that was the first full scale DEP wing tested), and the X-57 (the first manned X-Plane NASA in 25 years).
Mike joined United Airlines from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where he served as senior sector analyst – executive director, and led the firm’s research efforts in Aerospace, Defense, and Airlines. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jack is Nasdaq’s Vice President, New Listings and Head of Private Capital Markets at Nasdaq. In this role, Jack oversees all Nasdaq’s private company business, including IPOs. In 2019, Nasdaq won 78% of all IPOs and 6 of the 10 largest deals by proceeds raised. Prior to joining Nasdaq, Jack was a Vice President of Technology Investment Banking at GrowthPoint Technology Partners, where he focused on cross border M&A transactions. Prior to joining the business world, Jack played Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres and Houston Astros. While playing baseball, Jack also co-founded Players for the Planet – a non-profit organization that utilizes professional athletes to promote environmental awareness.
John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief