Maki Kaplinsky

California, USA

IOT, GovTech, Robotics

Co-Founder of ASKA™ drive and fly vehicle for and, NFT inc.

Maki Kaplinsky - Maki Kaplinsky is a serial entrepreneur with a managerial track record of successfully growing startups from launch through merger and acquisition. Maki’s first start-up was a global consulting company for government-related projects in over 15 countries. Her second start-up, IQP Corporation, was an early innovator in the Internet of Things and sold to GE in 2017.

Maki’s industry recognition includes being featured on the cover of Forbes magazine as one of the 100 leading self-made women in Japan and the world. She actively contributes to innovation in leadership and is a frequent speaker at US and international urban air mobility events.

Currently Maki is Co-founder, Chairman & COO of NFT Inc. (dba ASKA) a Silicon Valley air mobility company developing the ASKA™ drive and fly vehicle for consumers. ASKA™ is first viable Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing vehicle (eVTOL) in the world with drive and fly capabilities, providing door to door transport for daily commuters and designed with a reasonable cost factor.