Electric boat-planes for fast, affordable regional transportation 

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REGENT is building a new mode of transportation that will redefine regional mobility by mid-decade. Their first product, the seaglider, is an all-electric, hydrofoiling boat-plane that operates within a wingspan of the water's surface. By flying low on a cushion of air, seagliders unlock the ability to fly twice as far as an electric aircraft, while being regulated by maritime authorities enabling market entry for a fraction of the cost.

REGENT has de-risked seaglider technology with a ¼-scale, 400 lb, flying demonstration vehicle and a full-scale wing test section. By 2024, REGENT will fly humans on the first full-scale prototype seaglider. By mid-decade, REGENT’s customers - airlines and ferry companies – will begin commercial seaglider service on the 12-seat initial product.

In just two years, REGENT has accumulated $8B in provisional orders (including firm deposits) proving the potential of the $25B+ initial market.

REGENT, a team of 40, is led by MIT-trained, ex-Boeing engineers Billy Thalheimer and Mike Klinker. REGENT has raised $50M to date from the likes of Thiel Capital, Founders Fund, Mark Cuban, Y Combinator, and includes strategic investment from Japan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Mesa Airlines.

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Michael Klinker

Michael Klinker

Co-founder of REGENT

Billy Thalheimer

Billy Thalheimer

Co-founder of REGENT

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are REGENT's founders and individuals in key leadership positions?

REGENT has 2 founders and people in key management positions. They are:
  • Michael Klinker
  • Billy Thalheimer
  • How long has REGENT been in business?

    REGENT was established in 2020 (3 years in business).

    Is REGENT currently hiring?

    Yes, REGENT is currently hiring for 2 job positions.

    Visit REGENT's Jobs Page to view a list of all open positions.

    Which country is REGENT headquartered in?

    REGENT is based in United States.

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