6. Wheels Up $128M
Round: Series D
Description: New York-based Wheels Up is a membership-based private aviation company that focuses on reducing upfront cost to fly privately. Founded by Bill Allard, Gary Spitalnik, Justin Firestone, and Kenny Dichter in 2013, Wheels Up has now raised a total of $416.2M in reported equity funding and is backed by investors that include Alumni Ventures Group, Franklin Templeton Investments, New Enterprise Associates, T. Rowe Price, and Total Access Fund.
Industry: Aerospace, Air Transportation, Travel
Founders: Bill Allard, Gary Spitalnik, Justin Firestone, Kenny Dichter
Founding year: 2013
Total equity funding raised: $416.2M
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