Jay Skylus, Founder and CEO of Aevum, resolved to democratize space after recognizing that easy access to space would break the digital divide and enable technologies that could save millions of lives.

Jay’s resolve originated in 2006 after hearing news of 19 men killed in action in Afghanistan partly due to communication failures during Operation Red Wings.  With his own brother serving in the United States military, Jay felt deep compassion for all those who lost their own brothers and loved ones in action.  Space, as the ultimate vantage point, is part of the solution to overcoming similar communication challenges.  However, the extreme cost of accessing space has limited it to a select few.  Fueled with compassion, Jay set out to change the high costs of deploying technologies in space and never looked back.