peter shannon
managing director, radius capital

Peter Shannon has built his career as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist focusing on transportation technologies, with current focus on advanced aerial mobility and its application toward positive impact for transportation across the economy. 

 Peter is active in the aviation community around regulatory and technology issues critical to enabling high-scale adoption of aerial mobility systems.  Peter is helping define a national vision and roadmap for Urban Air Mobility as a member of the Committee on Urban Air Mobility Research and Technology through the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.  Through the National Academies, Peter is also an appointee to NASA’s Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable.  Peter is involved in the FAA’s Unmanned Aerial System Integration Pilot Program as an advisor to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and sits on committees developing standards for unmanned air traffic management, vehicle certification, and urban air mobility.

 Prior to his current work, Peter was at Firelake Capital and Atlas Venture, investing across transportation and sustainability-related technologies, with a focus on the intersection of software, autonomous systems, and geospatial data on the automotive sector.  Technology domain experience includes manufacturing, electric vehicles, drones, autonomous systems, materials and chemicals processes, power electronics, electric motors and batteries. 

Peter's entrepreneurial experience began while an undergraduate, when he co-founded Eye Response, Inc., a company that pioneered computer eye-tracking systems.  

 Peter holds an MBA, with High Honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS, with Distinction, in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.  Peter started flying when he was 19 and actively maintains a Private Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating.

 Peter is an Eagle Scout, avid skier, kite surfer, and mountain biker.