World View Enterprises

Funded on
April 2016
In-space Biosphere
World View is pioneering a new frontier at the edge of space and leading the way in the emerging stratospheric economy. Their unique technologies will have near-unlimited applications to other commercial space ventures.

Innovative Ideas

  • World View’s high-tech, high-altitude balloons can lift payloads––and people––20 miles above the Earth’s surface.
  • The company is designing a luxurious near-space tourist experience, equipping their balloons with comfortable capsules complete with lounge and panoramic viewing decks.
  • World View’s Stratollite remote-sensing vehicle is capable of maintaining its position over regions of interest for prolonged periods of time.

Big Potential

  • World View’s adaptable technology enables a wide range of commercial applications: space tourism, scientific research, remote monitoring, and more.
  • The company is addressing a market valued in excess of $50 billion per year.
  • Significant customer traction demonstrates that the balloon platform will quickly displace a portion of the UAV, satellite market, and ground network markets.


Jane Poynter
Taber MacCallum
Mark Kelly, USN (RET.)
Director of Flight Crew Operations
Dr. Alan Stern
Chief Scientist