Andreas Raptopoulos grew up in Athens in an entrepreneurial family. Having loved transportation since a young age, he studied mechanical engineering and aeronautics at the University of Patras. Andreas excelled, graduating at the top of his class and receiving a scholarship for a master’s degree. As soon as he realized that he wanted to invent and build something new, Andreas continued his studies at Industrial Design Engineering at Imperial College, as well as he attended the Royal College of Art. After graduating, Andreas founded FutureAcoustic, a company which built an algorithm and device that turns noise into music in real time and that was ultimately patented and licensed to Herman Miller and Sony, among others. Eager to act on his longstanding passion for aerospace, Andreas then moved to Silicon Valley and founded Matternet in 2011.