Bonny Simi is the president of JetBlue Technology Ventures. It’s the venture capital arm of New York-based JetBlue Airways.
Simi is a former Olympic luger who gave up a career as a television sportscaster to become a pilot at United Airlines.
Simi joined JetBlue in 2003 a pilot and eventually became the airline’s head of HR.
In 2016, Simi became the founding president of JetBlue’s VC arm that invests in early-stage start-ups.
Bonny Simi is the president of JetBlue Technology Ventures — the venture capital arm of JetBlue Airways.
Founded in 2016, Simi’s JetBlue team is an unlikely presence in Silicon Valley’s start-up scene. Airlines usually don’t spend much time investing in early-stage tech start-ups. And, yet, here they are.
In many ways, it’s only fitting that the leader of this unorthodox firm is someone who took such an unorthodox route to get here.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Technology