Global Ventures was born in 2014 as a strategic vehicle to drive collaboration with the startup ecosystem. Since then, we have introduced more than 250 startups to our business units and we have developed more than 30 joint projects with our portfolio companies. Our portfolio continues to grow by 3 – 5 companies every year.
Global Ventures is a startup investment program where we look for both strategic value and financial returns in all of our investments. Portfolio companies gain access to our extensive global network, industry know-how and technology. They will have opportunities to attend selected customer events, represent Global in startup competitions and exchange ideas with our industry and solution experts.
While business potential and financial viability are important factors to consider when making investment decisions, equally we emphasize close commercial relationships with the companies we invest in. For each investment case, we identify collaboration opportunities that are mutually beneficial for Amadeus Ventures and the startup. We look for entrepreneurs who are passionate about what they do, and together we deliver next generation technology that improves the travel experience of business and leisure travellers.