Airbus Invests in Unique Carmaker A Silicon Valley-based $150 million venture capital fund established by Airbus Group has made its first investment, in crowdsourced co-design and local micro-manufacturing company Local Motors, best known for the open-source design and 3-D printing of cars. “Local Motors . . . may seem like a surprising investment for Airbus Ventures. To us, they are a perfect fit,” says Tim Dombrowski, managing general partner for the fund. “Local Motors ...

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