Announcing the Techstars LA & Space Class of September 2022!

Sep 12, 2022

We’re excited to announce our September 2022 class of 12 companies, which is - for this year - merging our Techstars LA program and our Techstars Space program in partnership with the United States Space Force and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  We’re kicking off the program today (in-person!) in Culver City, just steps from Main Street and The Platform!  

We also JUST opened applications last week for TWO (!) programs we’ll be running in LA next March: our just announced Techstars Healthcare sponsored by Cedars-Sinai, Point32Health, UCI Health, and UnitedHealthcare (apply here) and our next Techstars LA program (now run in partnership with J.P. Morgan) (apply here).

This year’s applicant pool for LA/Space was one of the most competitive ever in terms of traction and the caliber of teams represented. The companies in this class are run by some of the most impressive technologists and some of the boldest, biggest dreamers we’ve ever met.  

Our space companies are addressing some of the fastest growing and pressing opportunities in the sector: in-space manufacturing, additive manufacturing, hypersonics, resilient launch, cybersecurity, unprecedentedly powerful drones, mission planning, and thermal protection.  And our healthcare, ecommerce, and SaaS companies are tackling some of the biggest opportunities in robotics surgery, weight management, wellness, and retail efficiency.  We even have a robot bartender!!!

This class also continues to build on our commitment to investing in diverse and underrepresented teams. Of the 12 companies, 9 are led by founders that identify as underrepresented. Thank you to our sponsors, partners, mentors, and Techstars alumni who help to make Techstars LA and Techstars Space successful. Please join me in welcoming the Techstars LA & Space class of September 2022!

The Companies 

Additive Space Technologies, Inc (Denver, CO)

Transforming the way aerospace vehicles are manufactured with the vertically integrated “Aperture” additive manufacturing system, a machine-learning collaborative system for building vehicles and infrastructure on Earth, the Moon, or Mars.

Bevz (Los Angeles, CA)

Transforming the snack and drink industry with the first-ever integrated software platform for convenience stores.

Canopy Aerospace (Denver, CO)

Canopy makes thermal protection systems that protect vehicles from the most challenging environments across aerospace, space, and terrestrial industries.

Charter (London, UK)

Charter is building the new industrial standard for satellite logistics with ATLAS - a unified, collaborative logistics manager tailor-made to help satellite companies launch faster.

Dopl Technologies (Seattle, WA)

Dopl connects hospitals to remote surgeons so they can perform surgery over the internet.

Fenix Space, Inc. (San Bernardino, CA)

Revolutionary platform offering responsive and flexible launch-on-demand at rideshare prices.

In Orbit Aerospace (Torrance, CA)

In Orbit is building the infrastructure to enable mass manufacturing in space.

Infiltron Software Suite (Warner Robins, GA)

Infiltron Prevents catastrophic cyber events and security breaches BEFORE they happen.

Liberate Studio (Santa Monica, CA)

Liberate is the first ever mental fitness platform on a mission to end burnout for good through accessible and approachable holistic wellness resources.

Relish Life (Del Mar, CA)

Developed by co-founders/Kaiser physicians, Relish Life delivers sustained weight loss results (published) at twice the success rate in half the time of competitors and is the world’s only weight management platform that tackles emotional eating through a combination of prescription medications and clinically validated, proprietary mental health interventions.


Rotender (Los Angeles, CA)

Instant cocktails and shots (from robots) for high-volume venues and events.

WingXpand (St. Louis, MO)

WingXpand created the world’s only expandable wing drone that flies 5x longer and carries 10x more. We maximize power and simplicity for professionals with our end-to-end drone services.

Meet the Managing Director
Matt Kozlov

Matt is the Managing Director of Techstars Los Angeles powered by J.P. Morgan, Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator, and Techstars Healthcare sponsored by Cedars-Sinai, Point32Health, UCI Health and UnitedHealthcare. Prior to joining Techstars Matt was the Head of Corporate Development at Telesign, a leading antifraud firm and one of LA’s fastest growing technology companies (acquired by BICS). Previously he was CEO of Moonshark, a venture backed by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Qualcomm bringing to market original mobile entertainment. He has also worked at Sony Music Entertainment (VP, Web & Mobile Products), Yahoo! (corporate strategy, product development) and Bain and Company (management consulting). He graduated from Harvard, where he studied economics.