Jetoptera has developed a new propulsion system and integrated airframe ideal for V/STOL

Jetoptera is a propulsion system, drone, and aerial mobility startup with the vision to create a world where aerial mobility is commonplace. To that end, we have developed a unique Fluidic Propulsive SystemTM integrated with a novel airframe. This has many advantages over other approaches: faster, simpler, quieter, more compact, and lower cost. Our propulsion system is distributed and lends itself naturally to our mission, to create vertical and short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) aircraft of unmatched speed, range, payload, and efficiency to transport cargo and people.



Relief & Humanitarian Supplies
areas with potentially no electricity

Medicines in the Third World
areas with limited infrastructure

Search and Rescue
find and airlift to safety


Feeder network
replace human-piloted propeller fleet

Remote locations
over water, other inhospitable terrain

Last mile
rural areas initially


precision multi-spectral imaging

quickly inspect railroads, pipelines

Surveying and Mapping
create high resolutions maps


Deliver heavy items to forward positions

fly wounded soldier to treatment

quickly deploy and scan area of interest

General Aviation

Flying Car
take off from your roof top

Air Taxi
hail autonomous taxi

highly maneuverable aircraft

Our Team

Andrei Evulet, PhD
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer

Andrei Evulet is an Aerospace engineer, with an extensive background in research and development, technology maturation, experimental proof of concept, and gas turbines. He spent 25 years combined in R&D and 14 years in Technology Groups at GE Global Research, GE Oil and Gas and GE Aviation, where he was the Technology Integration Leader and Technology Maturation Leader for the GE9X engine. BEng with Honors, Manchester University, MSc (Aerospace,) Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, PhD, Rutgers University.

Simina Farcasiu, PhD
Chief Financial Officer

Simina Farcasiu is an entrepreneur in software, energy finance, and aerospace, with an extensive background in investment management, quantitative analytics, capital markets, and investment banking. Her early career was spent on Wall Street, at First Boston, Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns. AB, Princeton University, summa cum laude (salutatorian).  PhD Westfield College, The University of London (Marshall Scholar).

Todd Newton
VP Business Development

Mr. Newton joined the Jetoptera team after over 26 years in Defense Aerospace positions with increasing responsibilities focused on Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting aircraft, in support of both manned and unmanned multi-intelligence programs and projects. He has experience on multiple ACAT 1 programs that include the control, operation, networking, and data collection from disparate sensors, into Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination systems; and cells directly to the Battlefield Commanders. In addition, Newton served in the United States Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer, Infantry Officer, Reconnaissance Officer, and served in the Gulf War as a Platoon Commander, Counter Narcotics Operations, numerous deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and as part of a team, lead the establishment of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. Newton is a graduate of Oregon State University.

Denis Dancanet, PhD
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Denis Dancanet is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jetoptera. Denis is a co-founder and past CEO of Jetoptera. He is currently President of Cubist Systematic Strategies, the quantitative investing arm of Point72 Asset Management. Before Jetoptera, Denis was Partner at PDT Partners, a leading quantitative hedge fund, and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. Denis has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in the area of theory of programming languages. He triple majored in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Denis is a private pilot and has had a lifelong interest in aviation.

Sean Szymanski
Lead Engineer

Sean Szymanski is a mechanical engineer with a focus in research and development, experimental testing, prototyping, and systems engineering. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Olin College and has received his Part 107 remote pilot certification. His passion for aerospace has led him to internship positions at Blue Origin and MITRE where he has worked on surveillance and reconnaissance UAVs and commercial spaceflight projects. He continues to follow this passion at Jetoptera. Outside of engineering, Sean enjoys climbing, traveling, and hiking.