Vita Inclinata Technologies

was founded to save lives.

In 2009, founder Caleb Carr watched as a friend died because a helicopter was unable to rescue him due to the swinging of the helicopter hoisting system. Seeming impossible, Caleb proceeded to forget about the situation until questioned by a professor at CU Denver, Dr. Randall Tagg. Explaining his passion to go to medical school due to the situation in 2009, Dr. Tagg simply responded by asking “well why the hell don’t you fix it?” It was this simple question that was the start of the Vita mission.

Vita is comprised of young innovators and drivers in the aerospace industry. With backgrounds from UBER, Microsoft, NASA, and many other industries, team members have come together with one mission at its core; to save lives. Vita currently has two main offices in Denver and Seattle, with satellite offices in Washington DC and Estonia. Vita’s network is made up of 59 people and is capable to change an industry that hasn’t changed since its inception in the mid 1900’s.

Our Vision

What we are doing

Vita is pioneering new innovative hardware solutions for daily safety problems in aerospace, construction, and other dangerous industries. Vita’s first product, the Load Stability System was created to solve the deadly swinging of helicopter hoisting and sling load systems.

By leveraging relationships with Defense OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers), the Pentagon, and other national and international military agencies, Vita develops safety solutions to save lives and improve military operations. Beyond military safety technology, Vita’s mission prompts team members to identify these DOD solutions for commercial markets like construction and logging.

Over the next couple of years, Vita will release technologies which will change the way that both flight and safety operations are completed across the US military. It is Vita’s vision 2020 that common day safety problems are not a common reality shared by operators all over the world.

Our Mission

Why we are doing it

Vita’s initial mission was founded following the death of a member of a local search and rescue crew member. After the team member went into Cardiac Arrest, founder Caleb Carr and his search and rescue team called the Oregon National Guard to rescue him. When the helicopter arrived, the hoist started to lower a basket. However, due to the high winds that night, the swinging basket couldn’t get through the trees below. After multiple attempts of trying to get the basket down to Caleb’s friend, the helicopter pilot called off the mission, and his friend died minutes later. Simply put, Vita is our to ensure a lack of technology, like was exhibited so long ago, will never be the difference between life and death.


The Faces You’ve Been Waiting For

Caleb Carr

President & Chief Executive Officer

Caleb Carr is the founder of Vita Inclinata Technologies. Caleb comes to Vita with over a decade of Search and Rescue and helicopter rescue ops experience. In recent years…

Derek Sikora

Executive Vice President of Technology & Chief Technology Officer

Derek Sikora is the Co-Founder & CTO of Vita Inclinata Technologies. Derek brings vast experience in aerospace systems design with an emphasis in automation. His design experience…

James Watkins

Executive Vice President of Sales

James is a proven executive leader in high growth technology companies. As a revenue-oriented executive…

Renee Owen

Vice President of Marketing

Renee’s training is in economic analysis with specialization in market analytics and international expansion…

Logan Goodrich

Lead Mechatronics Engineer

Logan worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory designing and prototyping flight components for the Mars 2020 Rover…


Vita is advised by an Incredible Team

Mick Maurer

Ex President, Sikorsky

Mick Maurer brings more than 25 years of leadership experience across aerospace and industrial divisions of United Technologies Corporation…

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Timothy Daugherty

US Army Combat Readiness Center Commanding General Ret.

US Army Combat Readiness Center Commanding General Retired…

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Christy Ivler

Ex. Office of US Army Research, Helicopter Systems

Christina Ivler has spent the last twelve years working as a research aerospace engineer for the U.S. Army Aviation…

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Dr. David Michaels

Professor, Former US Assistant Secretary of OSHA

Professor Michaels is an epidemiologist with extensive experience in research, regulatory and public policy…

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Robert F Hedrick

Aviation Attorney, Aviation Law Group

Robert practices aviation accident law. He handles a wide variety of complex aviation cases involving U.S. and international accidents…

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Jonathan Evans

VP of Aviation Policy, Verizon Wireless, UH60 Pilot

Helicopter Pilot, Founder of Skyward (a drone company) that was acquired by Verizon. With his success, he…

Michael Hodge

USAF Colonel Ret, HH60 Pilot

Michael Hodge has over 40 years of Federal and Commercial experience across multiple industries.  He is currently the VP…

Warren Katz

Managing Director, Techstars

Warren Katz is Managing Director of the Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars, a partnership to increase engagement between startups…

Jan Drake

Ex Samsung, Disney, RIPL

Jan has extensive background in both corporate and startup development. With a series of successful exits behind him, Jan has seen it all…

Brianna McDonald

President, Keiretsu Forum Law

Brianna has been an active leader and angel investor with Keiretsu Forum since its launch in Seattle in 2005 and supporting its growth…

Alex Popoff

Sr Product & Program Manager, Next Biometrics Inc

30+ years of Engineer Experience, Network manager for Amazon Web Service, Ex. Boeing Engineer. Alex brings in depth…

Scott Milburn

Managing Partner, Sage Management

6 years of experience as Managing Partner of Advocates Law Group. Scott provides Vita with legal and strategic…

Samir Chokshi

Managing Partner, Magara Capital

Samir is one of Vita’s earliest investors. Samir helps Vita navigate capital strategy and provides day-to-day insights…

Jake Agbaza

Technical Lifting Authority, Enquest

17 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, predominantly in asset integrity and maintenance management…

Adam Philipp

Founder, Aeon Law

Adam has been involved in the prosecution of patent applications in the computer science, electrical devices, consumer products, blockchain…

Marc Arnold

Ex CEO, Angel Corp

Marc is the former president and COO of HASCO International Inc., a manufacturing and diversified services firm. During Mr. Arnold’s…

Mike Stein

Partner, Intellectual Property, BakerHostetler

Michael Stein has 30 years of experience working with technology companies and nearly 25 years of experience…

Andy Reinland

Former F5 Networks CFO

Andy served as the Executive Vice President of F5. From October 2005 to October 2012, he served as F5’s Chief Finance Officer…

Mike Tarsa

US Army Futures Command Commanding General Ret.

Founder of what is now known as US Army Futures Command, a United States Army command aimed at modernizing the Army…

Carl Buhler

Former Director of Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection for Air Combat Command

Brig General Carl Buhler (Ret.) served as an Air Force depot commander…


Apply To Join Our Team

Vita builds technology that brings people home… every time. Technology like this changes industries and cannot be build by individuals, it requires a team.

The Vita team is close, having been built on a foundation of tenacity and talent. Together, we work hard, we defy expectations, and we innovate constantly. For those who rise to challenges and take great pride in their work, this may be the right team. Apply to join our team today.

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