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SkyLights raises funding with Air France

Last month, French Tech Hub client’s SkyLights was awarded ‘Les As De L’Innovation’ at the Paris Air Forum. The award was presented by Air France CEO, Franck Terner, in recognition of SkyLights’ entrepreneurial journey, innovative solution and market potential.

The news of this achievement came just hours after Air France-KLM CEO, Jean-Marc Janaillac, took the stage at Vivatech, Paris, to reveal the airline’s plans to nurture new innovation. Through its brand new ‘T3 Fundraiser’ programme, Air France will invest in innovative companies, with SkyLights being named the first to benefit.

SkyLights is an American-French company founded in February 2015 by David Dicko, a former airline executive and pilot, and Florent Bolzinger, a VR enthusiast with a PhD in Biomechanics. With their respective experience and expertise, they created a pioneering entertainment solution which uses the latest VR headset technology to transports passengers to their own, personal movie theater where they can watch films and series in 2D, 3D and 180°. The company’s strategy aims to partner with airline customer experience managers to help differentiate their business class and ultimately improve their Net Promoter Score with premium passengers. Today, SkyLights has offices in San Francisco, Paris and Toulouse.

In other news, AccorHotels Group also announced at VivaTech that it would partner with SkyLights to launch a pilot of its immersive entertainment solution in the executive rooms of Novotel, La Defense. The programme will start this Autumn, and will give guests the opportunity to enjoy 2D and 3D films and series in their own personal movie theatre.

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