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About TransPod Brief
Founded in 2015, TransPod is the Canadian-based startup that is building the world’s leading hyperloop system to disrupt and redefine commercial transportation. We’re re-imagining the way we live and work, and we’re bringing the hyperloop to life to virtually shrink distances and connect people, cities, and businesses.
This brief outlines details about TransPod's expertise, key differentiators, funding, technology and more.
Initial Order of Magnitude Analysis (EN)
This Initial Order of Magnitude analysis indicates that building a TransPod hyperloop system in Southwestern Ontario, between the cities of Toronto and Windsor, will cost half the projected cost of a high-speed rail line along the same route, while travelling four times faster than the top speed of HSR.
Co-Founder and CEO
Sebastien founded TransPod in 2015 and brings more than 13 years of experience leading engineers at global transportation manufacturers, including Bombardier, Safran S.A., and Airbus Group. He holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from ISAE-SUPAERO and Aix Marseille University in France.
Co-Founder and CTO
Ryan’s extensive background in research and development has led to advances in avionics, optics, mathematical theory, vehicle propulsion, and physics. He has produced more than 40 scientific papers and presentations, and is a member of distinguished professional organizations including the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.
Dianna Lai Read
Director of Communications
Dianna has worked with tech industry leaders and challenger brands for the past 10 years to improve corporate reputation and accelerate business growth through strategic integrated communications. She specializes in corporate positioning, messaging, strategy, and execution for thought-leadership and demand-generation campaigns.
Chief Legal Officer
As a former Member of Parliament of Canada, Hoang has a proven track record in successfully dealing with regulatory and political issues. Hoang has practiced law for more than 15 years and has worked with a multinational law firm in Montreal, Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong on international, corporate, and finance law.
Director of Supply Chain and Procurement
Thierry has more than 10 years of international supply chain experience working across Europe, Africa, and Asia with global organizations, including Caterpillar. He holds masters degrees in engineering and business management from Centrale Lyon and EM Lyon in France. Thierry also runs marathons and plays the pipe organ and piano.