Dean Donovan, Managing director
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After playing a central role in the creation of Mexico's first low-cost carrier, DiamondStream is now an important player in the development of companies and next-generation technology in the mobility sector.
Dean Donovan has one foot in the past and, without doubt, one foot in the future.
After a five-year career at the Bain consultancy, Donovan and his business partner (Brian Flynn) played central roles in 2004 to the creation and backing of Volaris, Mexico's first low-cost carrier.
DiamondStream Partners, the investment house that they created the year before, has since go on to become an important player in the development of companies and technology in the mobility sector.
Transforming "rough diamonds into fully cut gems" is not an easy task, especially when it comes to the aviation business, with high costs attached to the creation of next-generation technology that will lower costs of operations and do so in a more sustainable way.
Investments have included those in electric propulsion systems, autonomous aircraft, software platforms and global distribution services for private air carriers.
Dean joins us as the latest guest on How I Got Here.
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How I Got Here, episode 69 - Dean Donovan of DiamondStream Partners
How I Got Here
This is a weekly podcast from PhocusWire and Mozio, getting the inside stories behind innovation and startups in travel and transportation.