Articles tagged “jetblue technology ventures”

Airlines

JetBlue-Backed Weather Startup Tomorrow.io to Go Public Via SPAC Deal

Silicon Valley sometimes mocks travel companies for not being as nimble as tech startups. So it's refreshing to learn that JetBlue Airways was a valuable mentor to Tomorrow.io, a tech startup that is now being valued at more than $700 million.

JetBlue-Backed Weather Startup Tomorrow.io to Go Public Via SPAC Deal

Airlines

All-Star Investors Katzenberg, Thiel, and Tosi Take Stake in Travel Startup Flyr

The WestCap Group has led a $150 million round in Flyr, a startup that helps travel companies boost their revenue. "Mogul management" appears to be the new "revenue management."

All-Star Investors Katzenberg, Thiel, and Tosi Take Stake in Travel Startup Flyr

Airlines

JetBlue-Backed Startup Flyr Buys Two Companies to Expand Its Airline Software

Airlines have historically been cautious about adopting new technologies. So it's striking to hear any talk that carriers are buying new software during the pandemic-related revenue crisis.

JetBlue-Backed Startup Flyr Buys Two Companies to Expand Its Airline Software

Online Travel

JetBlue Backs Transparent and Accor Backs Treebo: Travel Startup Funding This Week

It's reassuring that JetBlue Technology Ventures is still actively investing after founder Bonny Simi's recent departure. But it's a bit of a headscratcher to see Accor investing in Treebo for its hotel software, given that the hospitality group has its own tech subsidiary D-Edge.

JetBlue Backs Transparent and Accor Backs Treebo: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Airlines

This Startup Is Selling Fly-by-the-Hour Airline Gift Cards

This startup has the JetBlue Tech Ventures seal of approval, which means something in the travel space. But we're not sure why consumers would rather receive a gift card for airplane hours, than a gift card worth cash.

This Startup Is Selling Fly-by-the-Hour Airline Gift Cards

Airlines

JetBlue CEO Defends Bag Fee Hike as Cost of Doing Business

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes knows there is nostalgia for the days before airlines introduced so many fees. But he said he is more focused on the carrier's other priorities: legroom, entertainment, and Wi-Fi.

JetBlue CEO Defends Bag Fee Hike as Cost of Doing Business

Airlines

Video: Why JetBlue Is Betting a Revolution Is Coming for Short-Haul Travel

JetBlue isn't the largest or strongest of the U.S. airlines. But it is betting its Silicon Valley venture firm will help catapult it past its stronger rivals. It's not a bad strategy.

Video: Why JetBlue Is Betting a Revolution Is Coming for Short-Haul Travel

Airlines

Skift Tech Forum Preview: Why JetBlue Airways Entered the Venture Capital Business

As an airline, JetBlue Airways lags behind its peers in many metrics, including overall profit, on-time performance and network strength. But it's trying to take the offensive by nurturing start-ups through its Silicon Valley venture capital subsidiary. Will this strategy lead to success? We'll know in a few years.

Skift Tech Forum Preview: Why JetBlue Airways Entered the Venture Capital Business

Online Travel

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Invests in a Startup That Predicts Flight Delays

If venture-backed startup Lumo has its way, more travelers will avoid flight cancellations thanks to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. No wonder that JetBlue, EasyJet, and other companies are interested.

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Invests in a Startup That Predicts Flight Delays

Airlines

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Expects Blockchain to Be a Major Disruptor

Will blockchain's impact be like the internet's influence on travel? JetBlue Technology Ventures President Bonny Simi thinks so.

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Expects Blockchain to Be a Major Disruptor