Sequoia leads $5.7m funding round for start-up to develop hypersonic hydrogen defence tech

A Sequoia Capital-led investment round has raised $5.7m for a Texas, US-based start-up looking to innovate in hypersonic defence technology using hydrogen.

Dubbed Mach Industries, the company is investing in manufacturing aimed at establishing a vertically integrated supply chain that can deliver advanced systems at scale, using automation, hydrogen technologies and new manufacturing techniques.

Founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) drop out Ethan Thorton, the start-up says is looking to take a “hardware-first” approach to defence using hydrogen creation and combustion techniques.

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