Gogo began, like so many great ideas, on the back of a napkin: Founder Jimmy Ray sketched his plan for an affordable telephone system in private airplanes at a Texas restaurant. Twenty-six years later, Gogo provides in-flight connectivity to much of the global aviation industry, including Air France, [f500link]Delta Air Lines[/f500link], and British Airways, with sales growing 30% annually over the past six years. To stay on top, Gogo is rolling out its next-gen 2Ku system to give travelers faster, more reliable Wi-Fi.
Michael J. Small
|Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)||$645|
|Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)||$-146|
|Market Value as of Oct. 9, 2017 ($M)||$1,015|