Mr. Levykin is a space and tech entrepreneur with a longstanding record of launching and managing successful innovative businesses in the UK and Silicon Valley.
In 2021, Mr. Levykin was awarded the Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) Personality of the Year for his work as the founder and CEO of Skyrora, a British satellite-launch company. Volodymyr used private funds to launch and grow the company from a handful of individuals in 2017 to a team today of over 100 employees. Headquartered in Edinburgh (UK), Skyrora has extensive rocket manufacturing and engine testing facilities across Scotland.
Mr. Levykin was running an IT business in California when he decided to move back to his previous home in Edinburgh with his family to start Skyrora. Under his leadership, Skyrora has become the first company to complete a successful integrated rocket stage test in the UK since the 1970’s among other disruptive technical milestones, including four suborbital rocket launches.
Prior to his move to the USA, Volodymyr was the Managing Director of an AIM-listed e-commerce business based in Scotland with over 600 employees worldwide, eventually selling his stake in the company and moving to Silicon Valley.