The case of Claire (by 30SecondToFly)

How It Started: 

Claire by 30SecondToFly joined our Navigator Program, an accelerator program initiated by Cockpit and JetBlue Technology Ventures for startups in the fields of aviation and travel. They’ve been chosen after screening hundreds of technological companies.

The challenge was to revolutionize the business traveler experience through an AI powered booking engine. 

Felicia Schneiderhan, Claire Co-Founder, pitching on Navigator Demo Day



The Process:

We have recognized Claire’s commercialization potential from the screening process. The initial concept was to provide corporates with an AI-driven mobile booking tool called Claire.

During the 4 months program we provided Claire with structured mentoring sessions, product market fit, enhanced their business model and connected them with global and multinational players, VCs and investors. Cockpit also joined Claire by 30SecondsToFly seed round as an investor and continued to accompany and support them in the process of their growth.

Claire Founders during Navigator’s workshop

The Results:

Claire by 30SecondsToFly was acquired by American Express Global Business Travel on October 2020, According GBT director of new business ventures Gabriel Ayache, “30Seconds to Fly has developed a ground-breaking experience for both travelers and travel counselors that will optimize the GBT service experience and enhance our messaging capabilities.”

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