Munich, February 16th 2017 – ESA BIC Bavaria Alumni Lilium is very pleased to welcome Meggy Sailer as Head of Recruitment. Meggy brings rare experience of staffing a cutting-edge transportation company, joining Lilium from Tesla after more than 5 years.
As Head of Recruiting, Meggy will lead Lilium´s recruiting team and help the electric VTOL-aviation company grow its staff of specialists, based in Munich. Her experience in both, fast-growing startups and electric engineering companies, where staff needs range from engineering to software development to aerodynamics, makes her an excellent addition to our HR-team. She has helped to advance the revolution in groundbased electric transportation. Lilium is delighted that she’s now shifting her attention to the skies. Meggy brings over 10 years of international recruitment experience with her and has worked in aggressive start ups as well as large organisations from Automotive, Technology, Telecommunications, Cyber Security and Retail Industries. She has been an integral part in shaping and expanding Teslas workforce from 200 to 13.000 employees worldwide and together with her team she was responsible in finding key talent to build the companies supercharger, sales, service, manufacturing and office based staff.
Lilium secured €10.7m in funding from leading venture firms like Atomico and e42.
The company is expanding rapidly and expecting to grow to a team of over 100 employees
Lilium aviation was incubated at ESA BIC Bavaria from February 2015 till January 2017.
Lilium was founded in 2015 by Daniel Wiegand, Sebastian Born, Patrick Nathen and Matthias Meiner. The group shared a vision of a completely new type of transportation. In less than two years, Lilium has grown from the founding team to a company of more than 30 world-class engineers, developing and building the world´s first fully electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Jet. An estimated range of up to 300 km, and cruising velocity of up to 300 km/h, along with zero emissions make it the most efficient and environmentally friendly
means of transportation of our time. By providing ultra-redundancy the Lilium Jet will also set new standards in safety.
Atomico is an international investment firm, focused on helping the world’s most disruptive technology companies scale and become global leaders, at any stage from Series A. Founded in 2006, Atomico has made over 75 investments with a particular focus on Europe – including Supercell, Klarna, and The Climate Corporation. Atomico’s team of investors and advisors includes founders of six billion dollar companies, and operational leaders who were responsible for global expansion, hiring, user growth and marketing at companies from Skype and Google to Uber, Facebook and Spotify.
e42 is a privately-owned investment firm working with visionary founders to fund and build disruptive technology companies. The firm is best known for its seed investments in Wunderlist (acquired by Microsoft), MyTaxi (acquired by Daimler) and KaufDa (acquired by Springer). e42’s team of experienced founders consists of Frank Thelen, Marc Sieberger, Christian Reber and Alex Koch. The firm specializes in identifying extraordinary founders at an early stage of their career, often before their companies have even been founded.
About ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria
The ESA BIC Bavaria seeks entrepreneurs using space technologies in a non-space environment. That does not mean rocket science, but applies to multiple application fields such as navigation and positioning, communications techniques, Earth observation, materials, processes, signals or robotics.
ESA’s Business Incubation Centre Bavaria was launched in 2009 and is since managed by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO). ESA BIC Bavaria and its renowned partners – DLR, Airbus Defence and Space, Fraunhofer IIS and Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Berchtesgadener Land – provide startups with financial and technical support at four branch offices: Oberpfaffenhofen, Ottobrunn, Nuremberg and Berchtesgadener Land.
ESA BIC Bavaria has four selection rounds each year. The next application deadline for the incubation programme is 1 March 2017. Apply now for ESA BIC Bavaria