Industrials Startups funded by Y Combinator (YC) in Los Angeles 2024

April 2024

Browse 17 of the top Industrials startups funded by Y Combinator. Headquartered in Los Angeles, these are some of the hottest and fastest-growing startups.

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  • Zeitview
    Zeitview (w2015)Active • 200 employees • Santa Monica, CA, USA
    At Zeitview, our goal is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure. We do this by combining advanced inspection software with the ability to capture visual data in more than 60 countries. This allows us to deliver safer, faster, lower-cost inspections of energy and infrastructure assets with a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. We use artificial intelligence and machine learning to ingest and analyze vast amounts of visual data to provide objective insights that our customers can act on immediately.
    drones
    b2b
    renewable-energy
    climatetech
    ai
  • PickTrace
    PickTrace (s2015)Active • 65 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    PickTrace is a fast growing software company that provides workforce and harvest management solutions for large-scale farms. Founded by brothers Austin and Harrison Steed, PickTrace is building the farm management system of the future. PickTrace builds powerful software products that help agriculture companies thrive. Our workforce and harvest management software helps growers gain insight into their operations and improve their operational efficiency. Everything that we do is based on the conviction that we succeed when our customers build a more efficient, compliant, and profitable operation.
    saas
  • Seaflight Technologies
    Seaflight Technologies (s2022)Active • 4 employees • Carson, CA, USA
    Seaflight Technologies is creating a network for flown cargo on coastal routes, enabled by electric, remote-piloted wingships – our unique friendly flying robots that operate at ultra-low altitude over water for maximum efficiency. This isn't drones for burritos though, unless you want literally a ton of burritos! We are addressing heavy payloads - the hardest stuff to fly electrically. Whether you’re in Antigua or Australia, Saipan or Sumatra, goods can take days or weeks to come by boat the cheap way. If you need pharmaceuticals, fresh produce, or electronics quickly, expect to pay 10x or 20x in shipping costs to have it flown. Electric aircraft could be a solution for lowering cost, but we’re stuck with small payloads and low range for many years to come. So for the hundreds of millions of people around the world in coastal or inter-island communities that could benefit the most, the electric aviation revolution just isn’t coming. Unless... Without requiring FAA certification or integration into formal airspace, Seaflight’s simple uncrewed "ground effect" craft will enable high value, time-sensitive cargo to be flown overwater, point-to-point between coastal communities at 10x the speed of a ship, with triple the margin of conventional air freight, and almost double the range or payload of a conventional electric aircraft. Express air cargo continues to grow at double digit pace, it's time to deliver it in the most efficient way possible for cost and climate. *You won’t find impossible machines here*
    robotics
    airplanes
    logistics
    climate
    transportation
  • Exosonic, Inc.
    Exosonic, Inc. (w2020)Active • 14 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Exosonic is an early-stage aerospace start-up based in Los Angeles, CA developing supersonic adversary air UAVs to support the adversary air training mission for both commercial and government customers. The goal is to mature these supersonic UAVs to become loyal wingmen (or collaborative combat aircraft) and eventually develop quiet supersonic airliners from the lessons learned and profits generated by the supersonic UAV product line. Founded in 2019, Exosonic has raised $4.5M+ in private capital and $2M+ in AFWERX funding. The team has 15 FTEs and is developing a subscale flight test vehicle to demonstrate autonomy and potentially crewed-uncrewed teaming with a first flight timeframe of Q2 2023.
    drones
    unmanned-vehicle
    aerospace
  • AstroForge
    AstroForge (w2022)Active • 10 employees • Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    AstroForge is an asteroid mining company. Instead of bringing back the entire asteroid, we break it up, refine, and return only what’s valuable.
    hard-tech
    robotics
    space-exploration
    satellites
  • Prime Lightworks
    Prime Lightworks (s2016)Active • 1 employees • Culver City, CA, USA
    Prime Lightworks Inc. manufactures electric propulsion systems for space satellites.Their goal is to engineer new possibilities in space while drastically reducing cost and waste.
    climate
  • JetPack Aviation
    JetPack Aviation (w2019)Active • 9 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Our focus is on developing the smallest, fastest heavy lift optionally piloted VTOL aircraft. Our aircraft can be operated in urban environments with no risk of rotor strikes - we don't use rotor systems! Ship anything from downtown LA to downtown San Diego in 20 mins!
    air-taxis
    drones
    airplanes
  • Millibatt, Inc.
    Millibatt, Inc. (w2017)Active • 4 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Millibatt makes high power rechargeable coin batteries for fast growing products such as trackers, earbuds, and health monitors. Millibatt’s coin battery is safe, provides reliable wireless connectivity with high power capabilities and is easily integrated into device assembly. Millibatt helps hardware product designers choose best battery for their design by providing wide range of custom batteries with minimum order quantity as low as 10 batteries in less than 6 weeks. With Millibatt’s fast turnaround custom batteries, product designers can quickly iterate multiple designs for the best product outcome.
    alternative-battery-tech
    medical-devices
    climate
  • Odys Aviation
    Odys Aviation (s2021)Active • 11 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Odys Aviation (formerly Craft Aero) builds vertical take-off and landing aircraft for major airlines. We cut travel time in half on the world’s busiest routes by using city helipads and local airports. The company founders are electric propulsion and automotive manufacturing experts who have spent their careers electrifying transportation systems at Virgin Hyperloop, GoogleX, Volvo, and Fisker Automotive. We’ve won two USAF Agility Prime contracts, have pre-orders and options for more than 1,000 aircraft.
    hard-tech
    airplanes
    climate
  • Glow Energy
    Glow Energy (w2022)Active • 3 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Glow Energy is a mission-driven company dedicated to making the built environment more sustainable. Our software empowers rental property owners to transform their buildings into Virtual Power Plants that drive sustainability and financial benefits for tenants, property owners, and clean energy infrastructure developers.
  • Turion Space
    Turion Space (s2021)Active • 15 employees • Irvine, CA, USA
    Turion Space is building spacecraft to move things around in space and image space objects when they’re not, and focused on developing the dual-use technology required to ensure a sustainable future in space. They aim to build a strong foundation selling space domain awareness imagery data while advancing their technology towards an affordable solution for orbital debris removal and eventually asteroid mining. The founding team originates from SpaceX, and after going through the Y-combinator accelerator in summer 2021 went on to raise a $6.2M seed round and is launching their first DROID satellite in early 2023.
    space-exploration
    satellites
  • Olympian Motors
    Olympian Motors (w2022)Active • 10 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Olympian Motors is an electric vehicle company, based in New York. We are manufacturing electric vehicles with our innovative 'modular' vehicle & drivetrain architecture (MVDS), providing Olympian with strong cost and lead-time advantages compared to legacy automakers like Tesla and Ford. Olympian is disrupting 120+ years old automotive industry and targeting to capture 7% market share in the U.S. automotive market by 2030. We changed the status-quo in automotive design, and bring aesthetic, color, experience and minimalism back to the cars. Olympian MVDS has a 'Lego-like' architecture and built on 4-core-hardware and 2-software modules. We achieved 80% reduction in tooling & machinery costs and built ~60% faster production lead time. We aim to reinvent the car manufacturing and bringing agility, speed and cost-efficiency back to the U.S. automotive industry. + Received 214 pre-orders for Olympian Model O1 ($17M+ pre-booked revenue) + Started manufacturing our EVs in Brooklyn & Detroit facilities. 2023 capacity: 320 vehicles + Pending traffic approval from NHTSA + Modular vehicle/drivetrain + Modular manufacturing: 4-hardware + 1-sofware modules. ~60% faster production lead time. 80% reduction in tooling, fitment and labor expenses. + Commercial Launch in Q3/2023. Unlike other EV companies, we don't waste time/resources. (It took 9+ years for Lucid and 11+ years for Rivian to make their first shipment). + Super-competitive battery efficiency in urban areas (Olympian early prototypes achieved slightly better miles/kwh efficiency than Tesla Model 3 and Rivian). + Carbon-sequestered and recyclable materials for +4% of vehicle components. Olympian rejects today's commoditized and banal car experience. + We challenge the status-quo in automotive. + We prioritize aesthetic, nature and minimalism. + We use steel and wood in Olympian cars rather than not cheap plastic and toxic chemicals. + We have minimalistic cockpit, powered by Olympian Operating System (OOS)
    consumer
    manufacturing
    climate
    transportation
    electric-vehicles
  • Atomic Industries
    Atomic Industries (w2021)Active • 25 employees • Detroit, MI, USA
    Atomic's mission is to replicate high-skill trade knowledge of tool and die makers into AI that powers new manufacturing systems which are orders of magnitude more productive.
    artificial-intelligence
    hard-tech
    manufacturing
  • TransAstra Corporation
    TransAstra Corporation (s2021)Active • 8 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    With five issued patents covering our core business lines, and more than a dozen additional patents pending this year and more than $5M in revenue, TransAstra is developing the technologies that will drive the rapidly expanding space economy. Our breakthrough Omnivore propulsion system can propel spacecraft, including our Worker Bee commercial OTV with water or virtually any other fluid as a propellant using only concentrated sunlight as a power source. Omnivore is faster, cheaper, and more practical than electric propulsion while being substantially less expensive, safer, and more operationally flexible than legacy chemical propulsion systems. Our Sutter Telescope System can identify and locate resource-rich asteroids and orbital debris that existing technologies can’t find and works synergistically with our Worker Bee OTV for orbital logistics. For government customers, Sutter can identify dark fast-moving objects between Earth and the Moon which currently evade detection, a critical issue for national defense and a key need of the Space Force. We are already using Sutter in ground-based observatories and will begin commercial sales of Sutter SDA data next month having tracked dozens of faint moving objects in space already. Once launched into space, Sutter will be 300,000 times more cost effective than any other known telescope design and will revolutionize sense making in space.
    space-exploration
  • Talyn Air
    Talyn Air (w2020)Acquired • 18 employees • Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Talyn is making long-range electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for cargo. We get fixed-wing performance with VTOL capability by making an electric fixed wing aircraft that is caught mid-air with a custom winged drone, enabling it to take-off and land vertically.
    air-taxis
    airplanes
    logistics
    climate