Mission

To power the future by building and operating an infinitely scalable energy network.

Set to soar

Reliable access to clean energy? It’s holding the world back. Renewables are helping but they’re held back too – by distribution networks that take too much time, land and money to build while our population and climate challenges increase. 

We need a game changer. We need wireless energy. And that’s what we’re working on, beginning with light beam technology that charges drones in the air, scaling up and out all the way to create a global energy network with no wires and no limits.

Can you imagine a network of light that beams clean affordable power through space to anywhere on Earth? We’re working to bring this technology to life safely, empowering innovators to create transformative change in their sectors and power a brighter future for all.
Reliable access to clean energy? It’s holding the world back. Renewables are helping but they’re held back too – by distribution networks that take too much time, land and money to build while our population and climate challenges increase. 

We need a game changer. We need wireless energy. And that’s what we’re working on, beginning with light beam technology that charges drones in the air, scaling up and out all the way to create a global energy network with no wires and no limits.

Can you imagine a network of light that beams clean affordable power through space to anywhere on Earth? We’re working to bring this technology to life safely, empowering innovators to create transformative change in their sectors and power a brighter future for all.
Team
Meet some of the Aquila team
We’re a team of highly skilled scientists and engineers with heart, focus and big ambitions. Because that’s what big problems need. 

Currently, we’re based in Australia and New Zealand, as we begin scaling our technology to solve clean energy access, globally. Our core team includes doctors of photonics, photovoltaics and control systems; experience at Rocket Lab and EOS laser telescopes; and recipients of more than a few tech awards, including a robotics champion.
STARSHOOTER

Billy has built a graph platform for the physical world, assembled an engine for fibre-optic networks, and created a profit-generating algorithm on an industrial battery. In other words, he’s a  mathematician with a strong entrepreneurial focus.

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Billy Jeremijenko
Co-Founder & CEO
ROCKETEER

After training in mechatronics engineering, Nelson launched automation, test rigs and navigation systems for Rocket Lab. He’s skilled in photonic structural colour material design, and has been an Antarctic space mapping champion.

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Nelson Smith
Co-founder & CTO
SOLAR RACER

Ruby is an engineer with a passion for solving big problems and a knack for making things happen. So far, that’s included executing billion-dollar renewables projects and leading 100 people to build and race solar cars across Australia. 

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Ruby Jones
Head of Operations
Investors
Backed by innovators
We’re grateful to be supported by visionary investors who understand the power of innovation in tackling big challenges. Leaders in their fields, they provide us with invaluable commercial, manufacturing and technology expertise and insight.
TECH LEADER

Luke is Head of Technology & Partnerships @ Quickstep. He’s ex Tesla and Orora, and is highly experienced in engineering, automation and manufacturing.

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Luke Preston
Technology Leader
SCIENTIST

Clare works at the nexus of science and investment. She is Chief Scientist at Blackbird and Head of Foundry – a leading deep-tech incubator in ANZ.

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Clare Birch
Investor, Blackbird Ventures
INVESTOR

As co-founder of Blackbird and Startmate, Niki is a leading startup investor in Australia and New Zealand known for backing wild hearts with wild ideas.  

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Niki Scevak
Partner, Blackbird Ventures
Niki Scevak
Partner, Blackbird Ventures
Clare Birch
Investor, Blackbird Ventures
Luke Preston
Technology Leader
Partners
Big change starts with change makers. That’s who we’re here for – builders of tomorrow, always looking for ways to work smarter and live better.
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We’re on the lookout for exceptional talent; people who can drive us forward in our mission. If this sounds like you, please get in touch. For more background reading, download our technical white paper.
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