Corporate Venture Capital activity in Travel and Mobility Tech has soared in the last few years. The share of investment rounds with at least one CVC investor involved reached a record-high 40% in 2018 as our report on The State of Travel & Mobility Tech illustrates.

Airlines have also followed this trend as the ranking of the ten most active airlines showcases. The ranking is based on the number of startup investment deals per carrier.

# Airline# InvestmentsTargets
1JetBlue22Volantio, Lumo, Joby Aviation, Redeam, ClimaCell Flyr, Filament, Betterez, Claire, Mozio, Zunum Aero, CoinFlip, Recharge, JetSuiteX, SeatAssignMate, Gladly, Skyhour, Unicobag, Slice Labs, Shape Security, Miles, Stride Travel
2KLM*16Robin, Ampyx Power, C Teleport, Synple, Undagrid, We4Sea, Mobian, ViriCiti, Calendar42, Plotwise, SupplyStack, Multi Pilot Simulations, Versa, MI Airline, Eye On Air, Snocom
3Qantas Airways14Mad Paws, Volantio, Meeco, Leezair, Data Republic, Landmarks ID, Travelshoot, Pawshake, easyshare, LoanDolphin, Aeroster, Coverhero, Birch, Boozebud
4AirAsia10Eko, RedTix, Vidi, RedBox Logistics, RedCargo Logistics, Ourshop, ROKKI, travel360, BigPay, BIG Loyalty
5El Al Airlines9shopnfly, BidFlyer, Claire, NSLComm, Routier, AeroCRS, Quicklizard, Splitty Travel, SeatAssignMate
5Hahn Air9BYHOURS, HAPPYCAR.de, Distribusion, Nezasa, Beach-Inspector, Caravelo, Familionet, Schuler Fahrzeugbau, tripl
7IAG7Esplorio, Volantio, Inflight VR, VChain Technology, Monese, Resolver, Migacore
8easyJet**6LuckyTrip, WeSki, Dohop, Flio, car&away, Flightsayer (Lumo)
8UPS Cargo Aviation
6Fleet Logistics, Sudu, Optoro, Ally Commerce, Deliv, eHatchery
10United Airlines5Journera, GetThere (GTHR), Fulcrum Bioenergy, BCKSTGR, CLEAR

* KLM investments include those through the Mainport Innovation Funds I & II
** easyJet investments include startups they work with through Founders Factory

Disclaimer: Our ranking is purely based on investments in startups and does not include joint ventures, private equity deals, or traditional M&A activity.

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