World View Enterprises

Funded on
April 2016
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
Jane Poynter
Taber MacCallum
Taber MacCallum
Mark Kelly, USN (RET.)
Mark Kelly, USN (RET.)
Director of Flight Crew Operations
Dr. Alan Stern
Dr. Alan Stern
Chief Scientist