Spotawheel was founded in Athens by Charis Arvanitis, Christos Zis and Kiriakos Agadakos. The team came together to found Spotawheel in 2016 in an effort to offer a frictionless buying experience for used cars through a unique platform that helps buyers find the right car at the right price. Through their predictive analytics, Spotawheel identifies […]
A group of leading car manufacturers, suppliers, tech and transportation companies have joined a consortium of investors backing Tel Aviv, Israel-based Maniv for the closing of a mobility innovation-focused fund. Maniv announced today that it has closed its second venture fund with $100 million in commitments from the likes of Alliance Ventures (the strategic investment […]
Hyundai Motor Group has announced a strategic partnership with, and a total investment of 80 million euros into, Croatia-based Rimac Automobili, a decade-old electric hypercar manufacturer and automotive technology developer. Under the new partnership, Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors will each invest €64 million and €16 million, respectively, in an effort to strengthen its […]
German computer vision technology company Simi has been acquired by ZF, a Friedrichshafen-based conglomerate that supplies systems to passenger and commercial vehicle makers, among others. Simi is not exactly a startup – its founder Andreas Russ set up the company near Munich back in 1992. Russ will be retiring and leaving the company to his […]
Portuguese startup Stratio – not to be confused with, well, Spanish startup Stratio – has scored €3 million in funding from London-based Crane Venture Partners and LocalGlobe to scale its AI for auto manufacturers, distributors, and fleet owners for preventative maintenance (which the company says comes with a $200 billion price tag in annual expenditure). […]
This week, Andrii Degeler and Natalie Novick talk about the Copyright Directive and its consequences, the changes in the autotech and mobility landscape, making sense of VC funding numbers, life without the tech giants, and more. There’s also a fascinating interview with Claire Novorol, co-founder and chief medical officer of Ada Health.
Valerann, an Israeli-British startup that aims to transform existing road infrastructure into a veritable platform for traffic data, has landed $5 million in seed funding in a round led by Rio Ventures Holdings and 2B Angels. Spanish telco Telefonica also chipped in, alongside unnamed angel investors. The company, which will make its official debut at […]