In today’s show, we talk about funding deals, IPO news, a couple of court cases, gig economy issues, and much more. The featured interview is with Sonya Iovieno, head of venture and growth at Silicon Valley Bank.
Apologies for the convoluted title, but it does pan out: Croatia-based supercar scale-up Rimac has hired former Aston Martin’s Chief Engineer and Tesla VP of Engineering Chris Porritt to work alongside founder and CEO Mate Rimac as the company’s brand new CTO. Before joining Rimac, Porritt had a senior role within Apple’s ‘Special Projects Group’. […]
Greyp, electric bike manufacturer and mobility tech startup, has teamed up with two blockchain groups, slock.it and the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), to develop an automatic payment system for IoT vehicles. Such payments will begin as machine-to-machine transactions, such as tolls, rentals, and renewable charging services, and will include cryptocurrency options. Proofs of concept for […]
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 […]
2014 has been very good to Croatian startups. Ivo Spigel reports on five of the country’s leaders as Rimac Automobili, Bellabeat, Repsly, Farmeron and Oradian are flush with investment and awards.
An electric supercar manufacturer is emerging from an unlikely place – Zagreb, Croatia. Ivo Spigel profiles Rimac Automobili as the automotive startup gears up for an 8 million euro investment.