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Lumo

Creating a proactive booking solution for flight delays.

Flight disruptions cost organizations and passengers billions of dollars every year in inefficiencies, unanticipated travel expenses, and lost productivity. But, what if delays could be predicted months, weeks, or hours ahead of time? Lumo, a predictive technology company is doing just that – using machine learning to forecast flight disruptions makes planning easier and flight changes less stressful, and helps to alter plans should a delay arise.  Founded in 2015 by CEO Bala Chandran (PhD, UC Berkeley) and Chief Scientist Hamsa Balakrishnan (Associate Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics, MIT; PhD, Stanford University). Lumo processes terabytes of data to provide detailed insights on potential flight delays and then allows users to proactively avoid and manage disruptions. The adoption of the company’s technology will not only benefit travelers, but organizations who serve them such as airlines, travel management companies, online booking tools and others.

“We are constantly evaluating new technologies that will help customers to have a seamless journey and there is huge value in being able to predict and manage weather-related events. Bala and the team at Lumo are incredibly talented and passionate, and we’re excited to be early investors in their vision.”

—Bonny Simi, President, JetBlue Technology Ventures

"Flight disruptions cost organizations and passengers billions of dollars every year in inefficiencies, unanticipated travel expenses, traveler friction, and lost productivity. Lumo aims to help the entire travel ecosystem—passengers, airlines, travel management companies, technology providers, travel insurance companies—to proactively manage disruptions by letting them peek into the future to see disruptions before they happen. A collaboration with JTV will help us add to our fantastic team and continue building innovative products for a global audience."

—Bala Chandran, co-founder and CEO of Lumo