Travel Plus

People travel for business and pleasure, increasingly unbound by restrictions on planning, geography, politics or cost.

We believe that a world of investment success lies in wait for our capital — monetary, intellectual and experiential.

DiamondStream Partners looks for the diamonds in travel-related enterprises. Aviation. Hospitality. Gaming. Travel-enhancing software platforms. Travel-enabling data. Traveler-targeting technology.

We seek opportunities in automation. In service delivery. In hospitality systems. We look at the world and imagine how to create capital by connecting more dots.

Determined to Transform

We look for opportunities that change their industry in fundamental ways, and in doing so pose big questions:

If air travel could become cheaper in Mexico, would it create markets for an entirely new type of passenger?

If private aircraft could fly at capacity, how much can we lower the cost? What happens if corporations can book private travel more easily?

If marketing and revenue management were truly integrated analytically, would it fundamentally change economics in hospitality and aviation?

We look to place capital investments in companies whose ideas become change agents for their entire industry.

Proprietary Deal Theses

Our investors look to us to develop specific deals in which they invest.

We do heavy homework. In the target company. In its industry. In the other players and partners that populate that industry. In the technologies that support the industry and the company.

We then develop unique ideas and approaches to creating value. For this reason, most of the time our deals are proprietary. If the economics and the team are compelling enough, we invest. Then we accelerate progress, bolster talent and drive to market success.

Creating value is a balancing act

Value creation involves a balanced approach that combines strategy, technological innovation and execution in equal measure.

STRATEGY

How will this enhance the industry?

Who will be energized by the product or service?

What industry ecosystem will make this company successful in the industry?

Planning the end game: continue, merge, sell, IPO

INNOVATION

What the company does that’s unique and defensible
What it can be doing with increased capital and resources
How we will improve the way things work
What the end aims of those improvements are
How we will port/add innovation to technology, pricing, geography, data

EXECUTION

Creating the deal: contracts, partner agreements, funding amounts and sources
Improving internal systems to support rapid progress
Strengthening the team: Adding or changing talent to accelerate progress
Collaborating with management, structuring the board
Timing, KPIs, Milestones, Investor Management

Investment Pacing

Each deal we make is of utmost importance — to the company in which we’re investing, to the investors trusting us with their capital, and to us, as each deal requires a significant personal investment of our capital, time, energy and focus.

To that end, we concentrate our efforts: one deal at a time, no more than one deal a year, and no more than four or five companies in our active portfolio at any given time.

Nimble, Patient Capital

Our investors are high net worth individuals and family offices who seek a greater long-term return on their capital.

We only seek institutional investment when these investors can move at the pace necessary to fund individual deals.

Investment Pacing

Each deal we make is of utmost importance — to the company in which we’re investing, to the investors trusting us with their capital, and to us, as each deal requires a significant personal investment of our capital, time, energy and focus.

To that end, we concentrate our efforts: one deal at a time, no more than one deal a year, and no more than four or five companies in our active portfolio at any given time.

Nimble, Patient Capital

Our investors are high net worth individuals and family offices who seek a greater long-term return on their capital.

We only seek institutional investment when these investors can move at the pace necessary to fund individual deals.

Our Current Portfolio

Our current portfolio consists of a handful of companies in which we maintain a significant interest:

Volaris Airlines
Volaris Airlines

Volaris Airlines

We co-founded the second largest Mexican airline, Volaris, and brought it to market. Our intent was to create a profitable, ultra low cost Mexican airline to serve the desires of tens of millions of Mexicans who otherwise couldn’t afford the time to travel by bus or the cost of flying. We achieved a successful IPO in 2013, and we continue to hold a significant stake in the company while serving on its board.

Stellar

Stellar, a recent investment, is developing a Global Distribution System that enables private air carriers to present their services and schedules, making this type of travel easier to book and cheaper to execute. We aspire to triple the market size in 10 years.

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Portside

Portside provides data-driven technology and solutions for the global business aviation industry, including manufacturers, aircraft management companies and corporate flight departments. Portside powers data collection, reporting and analytics for all participants in the business aviation ecosystem, and makes owning and managing aircraft more efficient.

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