Bonny Simi 100 list

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.

A to-do list for life

The Mt. Baldy, California native told Business Insider there was one point in her youth that helped her determine what she wanted to achieve.

During a high school assembly, the motivational speaker John Goddard challenged the students to make a list of 100 things they …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology

      

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