Chairman and Cofounder of NFT
Guy Kaplinsky is a successful serial entrepreneur, with in-depth knowledge and expertise in technology-related projects and international business. He is the Chairman and Cofounder of NFT, Inc., a fast-growth US-Israeli startup that bridges aviation and automotive and is focused on disruptive Urban Air Mobility solutions. Guy began his career at an executive at Nissho Iwai Corporation. In 2001, Guy leveraged his business savvy to launch his first startup with Maki Kaplinsky, a dynamic Japanese female entrepreneur. This global company facilitated multi-million dollar government-related projects in over 15 countries. Their second start-up, IQP Corporation, was an early innovator in the Internet of Things and concluded M&A deal with GE Digital in 2017. Guy’s current startup NFT Inc. was co-founded in March, 2018 with Maki Kaplinsky (CEO) and is headquartered in Mountain View. The NFT R&D center is based in Silicon Valley and Israel with a team of experts that possess deep experience in aeronautical and autonomous AI systems, including the development of the most advanced unmanned air vehicles in Israel and the US. NFT’s first offering, the ASKA electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) and Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) vehicle drives like a car on the road and can take off vertically to fly like a plane. NFT also will release its AI and Sensor Fusion Platform that will enable small aircraft and helicopters to fly “smart” and transform small airfields into “smart airfields”, providing a safe flying and landing zone. NFT AI Sensors Fusion Platform is the base system to enable an autonomous flight for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to serve NFT’s eVTOL and other UAM vehicles in the future.