Lyft’s VP of engineering Luc Vincent has joined Swedish 3D mapping startup Spotscale as an investor and advisor. No figures were provided.
Spotscale is a Stockholm-based company that’s using drones to map buildings in 3D. Its founder and CEO Ludvig Emgård was previously of C3 Technologies, which was acquired by Apple.
Luc Vincent is currently the VP of engineering at US ride-sharing app, Lyft, based in San Francisco. However the Frenchman is best known for working as a senior director of engineering at Google where he worked on Street View from the beginning. He left Google after 12 years earlier this year to join Lyft and is now leading the company’s mapping operations.
“Luc will bring a huge portion of domain expertise to further strengthen our strategic position in the mapping space”, said Ludvig Emgård, CEO of Spotscale. “He is well positioned in the Bay Area, and have very much to bring on strategic partnerships, as well as our future product roadmaps. It’s a clear signal that the technical capabilities of Spotscale are on par with the giants in the field”.
Spotscale raised $1 million in seed funding in 2015.