Were Boom

A team of engineers and technologists brought together
for the sole purpose of making our world dramatically more accessible.

We have seen measurable progress in almost every area of human achievement, yet somehow flights today take the same amount of time they took in the 1950s.

We can do better.

Over long distances people don’t think in miles and kilometers. They think in hours. Crossing the U.S. takes about 5. Going from New York to Dubai takes about 14.

Speed isn’t about going really fast. It’s about closeness. It’s about making far away places feel like they’re right around the corner.

If we can fly twice as fast, the world becomes twice as small, turning far off lands into familiar neighbors.

Founder & CEO

We've done hard things before

Directed engineering of the SpaceX Falcon 9’s second stage
Advised the Obama administration on driverless cars
Helped launch Airbus Americas Engineering
Owned front half of the engine powering the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Created a true-cost calculator for carbon composites at SpaceX
Closed the purchase of 20 airplanes at a major US airline
Owned structural dynamics of a Mach 3 suborbital vehicle
Designed propulsion aerodynamics for a hypersonic military vehicle
Developed the autopilot control law for the Boeing 787
Built the world’s first and largest-scale automated advertising system
Directed engineering of the SpaceX Falcon 9’s second stage

Our Team

We’ve made key contributions to over 40 air and spacecraft.
Blake Scholl
Founder & CEO
Blake Scholl
Joe Wilding
Co-founder & CTO
Joe Wilding
Josh Krall
Co-founder & CPO
Josh Krall
Bill James
VP of Programs & Operations
Bill James
Andy Cipra
VP Sales and Marketing
Andy Cipra
Alex Brown
Head of Business
& People Operations
Alex Brown
Greg Krauland
Program Manager, XB-1 Program
Greg Krauland
JJ Raynor
Head of Strategic Finance
JJ Raynor
Mike Jagemann
Head of XB-1 Production
Mike Jagemann
Kate Gregory
Program Manager, Airliner Program
Kate Gregory
Bill Shoemaker
Chief Test Pilot
Bill Shoemaker
Tim Conners
Lead Engineer, Propulsion
Tim Conners
Steve Ogg
Chief Aerodynamicist
Steve Ogg
Michael Reid
Lead Engineer, Systems
Michael Reid
Nick Sheryka
Principal Engineer,
XB-1
Nick Sheryka
Eli Dourado
Head of Global Policy & Communications
Eli Dourado
Chris Eoyang
VP, Business Development & Global Projects
Chris Eoyang
David Bogue
Principal Engineer, Aerodynamics
David Bogue
Bryce Knight
Lead Engineer, Structures
Bryce Knight
Maggie Newland
Talent Program Manager
Maggie Newland
Jeff Bozarth
Lead Engineer, Avionics
Jeff Bozarth

Our Advisory Board

Frank Cappuccio
Executive Vice President & GM,
Lockheed Skunk Works
Frank Cappuccio
Tom Hartmann
Former Director,
Lockheed Skunk Works
Tom Hartmann
Lourdes Maurice
FAA Office of Environment & Energy
Lourdes Maurice
Capt. Mark Kelly
Renowned astronaut, test pilot, & author
Capt. Mark Kelly
Bob Dana
Chief Financial Officer at Virgin America
Bob Dana

Our Board Members

Sam Altman
Sam Altman
Sam Altman is the president of Y Combinator and the co-chair of OpenAI. He was cofounder and CEO of Loopt, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2005 and acquired by Green Dot in 2012. At Green Dot, he was the CTO. Sam also founded Hydrazine Capital. He studied computer science at Stanford, and while there worked in the AI lab.
Greg McAdoo
Greg McAdoo
Greg McAdoo is a General Partner at Bolt. Previously, he spent more than 12 years as a senior partner at Sequoia Capital, where he led investments in many breakout companies including Y Combinator, AirBnB, and Isilon. Prior to Sequoia, Greg was CEO of Sentient Networks (acquired by Cisco). Greg studied Computer and Electrical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Virgin logo
JAL logo
Japan Airlines has invested $10M in Boom and pre-ordered 20 aircraft, joining Virgin Group as a future Boom operator

We are now building XB-1 in our hangar
at Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado.

Timeline

Company founded
09.2014
Company founded
First Employee Hired
07.2015
First Employee Hired
Boom moves into Hangar 14, Centennial Airport
01.2016
Boom moves into Hangar 14, Centennial Airport
Boom announces agreement with Virgin Group
03.2016
Boom announces agreement with Virgin Group
First wind tunnel test
11.2016
First wind tunnel test
Boom unveils design for XB-1 Demonstrator
11.2016
Boom unveils design for XB-1 Demonstrator
Boom Series A round brings total funding to $41M
03.2017
Boom gives first program update at the Paris Air Show
06.2017
Boom gives first program update at the Paris Air Show
Boom completes second wind tunnel test
07.2017
Boom completes second wind tunnel test
Japan Airlines invests $10M in Boom and pre-orders 20 aircraft
12.2017
Japan Airlines invests $10M in Boom and pre-orders 20 aircraft
Boom moves to new hangar in Centennial airport
09.2018
Boom moves to new hangar in Centennial airport
XB-1 breaks the sound barrier
2019
XB-1 breaks the sound barrier
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