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Zero-Emissions Vertical Aircraft

We design and build electric aircraft for true point to point travel. Our larger mission is to fundamentally transform the way people get around by providing sustainable air vehicles for daily personal use - giving everyone the freedom to fly everyday.

This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

$204,143.40 Raised


MARKET OPPORTUNITY: Analysts and transportation industry leaders predict incredible growth in the coming years, with Morgan Stanley predicting “eVTOL aircraft could be as transformative as automobiles were in the early 20th century.”

LEADERSHIP: ZEVA’s founding team delivers decades of experience leading teams of engineers and managing multi-million dollar R&D budgets to develop and mass-produce electronics at both start-ups and multinational corporations.

TRACTION: ZEVA has a full-scale working prototype and is now performing flight tests, which puts us ahead of most entities in the eVTOL space. ZEVA’s aircraft configuration is patent-pending and we will be ready for pre-orders soon.


1128 St Paul Ave Bay #1
Tacoma, WA 98421

We design and build electric aircraft for true point to point travel. Our larger mission is to fundamentally transform the way people get around by providing sustainable air vehicles for daily personal use - giving everyone the freedom to fly everyday.


Stephen Tibbitts
Stephen Tibbitts
President & CEO

-Private pilot & electrical engineer

-Raised more than $4 million in non-dilutive R&D contracts

-Held multiple director level and management positions 

-Consulted for world’s top semiconductor companies

-Advisor for NASA AAM Working groups #3 & #4

-BSEE Washington State University

Gurbir Singh
Gurbir Singh
CTO & VP of Battery Engineering

-27-year career at Intel

-As senior principal engineer, managed team of 32 engineers with an annual budget of $23m

-Managed development lab with annual budget of $12.5m 

-Responsible for invention of multiprocessor technology used in most contemporary servers

-Holds 29 US and three international patents

-MS Electrical Engineering - Clemson University

Don Mclane
Don Mclane
VP of Controls Engineering

- Senior Lab Support Engineer and Lecturer at the University of Washington Tacoma for over 20 years

- Industry experience designing control systems

- Organizer of the Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

- MS Electrical Engineering - Notre Dame

Fred Bills

Fred Bills

COO & Head of IP

-USPTO registered patent agent with 10+ years of operations and IP law firm experience

-Developed company-wide workflows for firm managing millions of dollars in IP assets

-Co-founder of 50-lbs capacity eVTOL cargo-drone startup

-Lead design engineer of electric 8-ft fixed-wing drone team

-BA Advertising - University of Nebraska

-BS Mechanical Engineering - NYU

Kim Waite

Kim Waite

CFO & Director of Finance

-Financial analyst at one of world’s largest investment management companies

-Managed negotiations and corporate contracts in financial sector

-BS Mathematics - Wheaton College

-J.D. - Villanova University

Dr. Bob Colwell

Dr. Bob Colwell

Senior Engineer - Black Box

-Served as Director of Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) at DARPA

-Chief architect on Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III, and Pentium 4 microprocessors

-IEEE Fellow

-BSEE University of Pittsburgh

-PhD Electrical Engineering Carnegie Mellon

Chris Tibbitts, PE

Chris Tibbitts, PE

Mechanical Engineer

-15 years of mechanical engineering experience including: 

-Product R&D and testing

-Project management of custom products

-Tooling development

-Process imporovements and documentation

-BE Mechanical Engineering - George Fox University

Steve Nagode, PE

Steve Nagode, PE

Engineer & Machinist

-Mechanical Engineer with 20 years of experience

-Senior Innovation Engineer at REI 

-As forensics and safety engineer, analyzed mechanical failures, recall issues, and injuries related to bicycles, climbing gear, sleeping bags, tents, and most other outdoor gear and clothing

-Created ASTM standards, and used EN, ISO, CPSC and other standards to evaluate and test products and material

-Designed sleeping stations for the ISS and other spacecraft on behalf of NASA through the University of Texas SW

-BS Mechanical Engineering - Milwaukee School of Engineering

Yvette Wilson

Yvette Wilson

Business Manager

-As Campus Executive Director at Tidewater Tech increased revenue from $1.5 million to $7.5 million

-Oversaw overall campus operations: P&L management, budgeting, & strategic planning

-Established performance indicators, operational goals, productivity improvements and cost reduction programs that consistently improved the quality of educational offerings and customer satisfaction while supervising team of 60 employees

Jason Simas

Jason Simas

Business Development

-Entrepreneur and Engineering Professional with experience in startup operations, dilutive/non-dilutive funding, and product commercialization/design.

-Director of Business Development at ZEVA AERO

-MS Business Analytics - University of Washington

-BS Chemical Engineering - Virginia Tech

Jolene Anderson

Jolene Anderson


-Managing Director for VectorPoint Ventures, LLC

-Advisor for seed and early stage companies in: life science, consumer wellness, clean tech, energy, material science and digital health

-Entrepreneur/founder of global wellness company

-Public speaker at industry trade shows and guest editor for trade journals

-Mentor/advisor for women led companies, student entrepreneurs

Richard Samuelson

Richard Samuelson


Venture Capital & Investment Banking Professional

Managing partner in Swan Venture Group

Specialized in equity and equity derivatives as investment banker at both UBS and BNP Paribas

While Managing Director, served as global head of equity and equity derivatives for both Asia and Japan at BNP Paribas

BA English - Yale University

MBA Finance - The Wharton School

Dr. Sergey V. Drakunov

Dr. Sergey V. Drakunov

Advisor - Control Systems

-Professor of Engineering Physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

-Affiliated Research Scientist at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC)

-Advisory Board member of NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium

-Research focused on mathematical theory and engineering applications of nonlinear dynamical systems with focus on autonomous and aerospace systems

-M.S. Applied Mathematics (Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics)

-Ph.D. Control Theory and System Analysis, Mathematics (Institute of Control Science of Russian Academy of Sciences)


Feb 3, 2022
$10k - $1.07M
Common Stock
Common Stock

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Company Perks*

Time-Based Perks:

Friends and Family

Invest within the first 72 hours and receive 15% bonus shares.

Super Early Bird

Invest within the first week and receive 10% bonus shares.

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first two weeks and receive 5% bonus shares.

Amount-Based Perks:

Tier 1: $5,000+

Invest $5,000 and receive 5% bonus shares.

Tier 2: $10,000+

Invest $10,000 and receive 10% bonus shares.

Tier 3: $20,000+

Invest $20,000 and receive 20% bonus shares.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

ZEVA, Inc., will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $4.00 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $400.00. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments.


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A write-up assessing ZEVA's place in the eVTOL ecosystem.

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As the Crow Flies - ZEVA AERO's personal aircraft ZERO offers point-to-point transportation for humans



Last Day to Invest in Electric Aviation!

Thank you so much for following our progress during our first equity crowdfunding campaign! The support of our community means the world to us and we will never be able to thank you enough.

If you've been waiting for the right time to invest - the time is now! Our offering closes today at midnight, so don't miss your opportunity to become one of the 200+ investors that have joined us in the next step in sustainable transportation.


Last Day to Invest in Electric Aviation!

Thank you so much for following our progress during our first equity crowdfunding campaign! The support of our community means the world to us and we will never be able to thank you enough.

If you've been waiting for the right time to invest - the time is now! Our offering closes today at midnight, so don't miss your opportunity to become one of the 200+ investors that have joined us in the next step in sustainable transportation.


eVTOL will transform the transportation landscape. Ready to join us on this journey?

Safe, affordable, sustainable and efficient advanced air mobility is not only likely in our lifetimes, but it will transform the transportation landscape — and we’re thrilled you’re on this journey with us as we develop our ZEVA ZERO eVTOL aircraft.

Our CEO Stephen Tibbitts has been saying this for more than 15 years, and now, industry analysts are saying it: eVTOL vehicles have the potential to lead to the largest market opportunity in our lifetimes. This is a nascent market and a paradigm shift. 

Have yet to invest? Our offering closes soon! INVEST NOW 

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One week left to invest!

Zero emissions. 

The ability to land ANYWHERE in a 50 mile range, and fit within a standard parking space. 

Cruising speeds of up to 160mph. 

Just 7 DAYS left to own shares in this completely unique eVTOL aircraft!




Notice of Funds Disbursement

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As you might know, ZEVA AERO has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in ZEVA AERO be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.

This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.

Thanks for funding the future.



2 weeks left to invest!

Our equity crowdfunding campaign here on StartEngine ends in 14 days! 

Starting at just $200, you can fund the most efficient mode of travel with an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that's affordable, compact, green, and fast. 



Why we believe solo travel is the future of commuting

73% of commuters travel solo — so we built a personal eVTOL aircraft perfect for commuting. And ZEVA is bringing personal air transportation to everyone with an affordable, electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft called the ZERO. 

We believe this will be the fastest way to get anywhere within a 50-mile radius, by traveling over 160 miles per hour. Join our team to fund the most efficient mode of travel with a massive reduction of commute times and a cleaner, more beautiful environment for everyone. 



Historic first test flight a huge success!

On Sunday, Jan. 9, ZEVA successfully achieved its first controlled, untethered flight test for its full-scale ZEVA ZERO flying wing airframe utilizing its eight zero-emission electric propellers. This critical milestone is a huge inflection point on ZEVA’s path to achieving FAA airworthiness certification. 

Watch video of the taxiing flight test here:

Up next, ZEVA will continue taxiing flight tests, and advance to low-altitude hover testing this spring before moving to transition flight testing, which will fine-tune the unique Superman-like trajectory of the aircraft design.

Don’t miss out: There are less than three weeks left to invest in the future of personal air transportation.



Why does ZEVA's aircraft look like a flying saucer?

The ZEVA ZERO is clearly a unique vehicle. Wondering why we chose that “flying saucer” design for our aircraft? 

When Team ZEVA set out to design the ZERO, we knew we needed to solve two big problems: 

(1) generating enough lift to give the aircraft a 50 mile range while staying compact enough to land anywhere

(2) maintaining stability while transitioning from hover to cruise. 

While researching many possible configurations, the round wing became the clear choice. CEO Stephen Tibbitts explains more of the story, and the science, behind the round wing on our blog


Less than 30 days left to invest!

Our equity crowdfunding campaign here on StartEngine ends in just 26 days! 

Now is your chance to help open up the third dimension for short-range travel with ZERO: an affordable, personal, electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft. We believe this will be the fastest way to get anywhere within a 50-mile radius by traveling over 160 miles per hour. Starting at just $200, you can fund the most efficient mode of travel with a massive reduction in commute times and a cleaner, more beautiful environment for all. 



Multiple investments in an offering cannot be combined to qualify for a larger campaign perk. Get rewarded for investing more into ZEVA AERO.




Mike Howard

2 years ago

Incredible idea!




Leonardo Lee


2 years ago

Hello. I have a few questions: 1)What are your revenue goals for the first 5 years once you pivot to the consumer space? 2)What happens if you run out of battery mid air? 3)How do you avoid collisions? If every household has a ZEVA like you hope there will be air traffic eventually. Will the government just allow it without heavy regulations, licenses, etc? A crash in the air will very likely be fatal to occupants and to people below as well.



Steve Yeager

a year ago

Hi Stephen, I have some questions: 1. Edward mentioned lightning strikes, and you indicated the body has protection, what about for the operator looking through the leading edge canopy, are they protected, or should you wait/land if in a storm? 2. Similarly if a wind storm arises, with 20-30 mph winds, will you still be able to fly, and how much extra commute time would be added if they are headwinds? 3. Wind can be a safety issue for first responders near wildfires, do your vehicle systems have capabilities to combat this? 4. What protections are/will be provided against theft and vandalism, especially the more vulnerable landing gear? 5. Will addressing question 4. mean that municipalities and businesses would need to build secure garage/charging buildings for your vehicles? Have you investigated how amiable they would be to doing this? Thanks, Steve Y.



Dan Wolfson


a year ago

It looks like this is a single person design so only one first responder with limited equipment arrives at the scene? Good for immediate medical treatment but cannot transport a victim. During horizontal flight is the pilot lying face down? What are the advantages of the saucer shape over competing eVTOLs?



Kyle Griffin

a year ago

What’s the difference between minimum investment of $200 and minimum offering of $10,000? Is offering for stock in the company? And investment has no stock?



Edward McIntyre


2 years ago

Hello, 1. So what safety provisions do you have for flying into inclement weather? 2. How will the battery or circuitry respond in an atmosphere charged by lightening? 3. Will or Can the craft self/auto adjust if caught up in crosswinds or drafts? 4. Have you come up with (or at least thinking about it) an AI system that can run through split checks and decisions in realtime in mid flight that can take over your flight to land you safely as a mental and self preservation of the craft (like Tesla's autonomous capability) if sensors detect inability of pilot? 5. Will there be a monitoring device on board for distress signal and or a way we can have family follow the flight path or route on a phone or computer app? 6. I would love to represent by being the first disabled veteran to fly your... our craft ;) ***** I will be purchasing a piece of Zeva Aero company after you guys respond to my first 5 thoughts...... CAN'T WAIT & GOD BLESS!!!!!



Jeffrey Foss

2 years ago

I absolutely Love your disc-wing. Been in a few of those myself that were much larger classified as "UAPs". Though you'll find the electric and props components will be quickly outdated and will also run into a barrage of congressional and patent safety issues.Fifty miles is also less than a blink. You'll want to explore vehemently suppressed free clean magnetic energy, antigravity, and propulsion technologies; eye and mental control; and toroidal spacetime shift elongated and spherical wormhole technologies. Finally, never say the word, "impossible". Just because this world hasn't arrived at it, I assure that billions have. Bring me aboard as kind of a visionary team member. Love and high regard, Jeff



David Fortenberry


2 years ago

Where can I find info on charging times and requirements? If I need to travel 30 miles one way, how do I charge to get back? Thank you.



David Carr

2 years ago

First issue: 50 mile range doesn't seem practical for air flight. What if you get there and your space is taken? Hover and down? What if you need to leave in 2 hours and your battery is 40% charged? You go 20 miles and down? Emergency landings? Second Concern: How do you control for terrorism, (i.e., flying the ZERO into a crowd or building - manned or unmanned)? How long will the FAA study this - especially potential for terrorism - before allowing mass production and sales? The plan for targeting first responders and such is wise. I see a military potential as a bypass of FAA and as a good proving ground. Unfortunately, I see few barriers to entry for competitors. This is basically a drone designed for transportation - not unique - except the idea of lying a person flat inside. Make it work!



Ashutosh Goyal


2 years ago

Hi Stephen, I shared my email id 7days ago but my comments was deleted within few hours. I have sent an email to email id mentioned on your website. Request you to please share the NDA on that email id




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