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.
Airlines have also followed this trend as the ranking of the ten most active airlines illustrates. The ranking is based on the number of startup investment deals per carrier.
|1||JetBlue||22||Volantio, 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|
|2||KLM*||16||Robin, Ampyx Power, C Teleport, Synple, Undagrid, We4Sea, Mobian, ViriCiti, Calendar42, Plotwise, SupplyStack, Multi Pilot Simulations, Versa, MI Airline, Eye On Air, Snocom|
|3||Qantas Airways||14||Mad Paws, Volantio, Meeco, Leezair, Data Republic, Landmarks ID, Travelshoot, Pawshake, easyshare, LoanDolphin, Aeroster, Coverhero, Birch, Boozebud
|4||AirAsia||10||Eko, RedTix, Vidi, RedBox Logistics, RedCargo Logistics, Ourshop, ROKKI, travel360, BigPay, BIG Loyalty|
|5||El Al Airlines||9||shopnfly, BidFlyer, Claire, NSLComm, Routier, AeroCRS, Quicklizard, Splitty Travel, SeatAssignMate|
|5||Hahn Air||9||BYHOURS, HAPPYCAR.de, Distribusion, Nezasa, Beach-Inspector, Caravelo, Familionet, Schuler Fahrzeugbau, tripl|
|7||IAG||7||Esplorio, Volantio, Inflight VR, VChain Technology, Monese, Resolver, Migacore|
|8||easyJet**||6||LuckyTrip, WeSki, Dohop, Flio, car&away, Flightsayer (Lumo)|
|8||UPS Cargo Aviation||6||Fleet Logistics, Sudu, Optoro, Ally Commerce, Deliv, eHatchery|
|10||United Airlines||5||Journera, 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.