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Investing in the Future of Mobility

Author: Steve Wright
Category: News
Published: 24/02/2017

Technological and societal trends are making this a pivotal moment for the mobility space. The rapid pace of transformation creates a unique opportunity for established tech businesses and innovative startups to develop valuable services for customers.

Investing in the Future of Mobility is an exclusive, invite-only evening brings together the most influential and exciting startups, investors and corporate partners in the dynamic mobility and transportation space.

Join us on Thursday, March 23 to hear from key thinkers on some of the most important issues the industry faces.

Speakers include:

Anya Babbitt, Founder and CEO of SPLT

SPLT, an InMotion portfolio investment and Techstars Mobility Graduate, is a ride-sharing platform that connects employees and organisations, helping them to share commutes, save money and lower congestion. Founder Anya Babbitt will talk about the growth of the business, which includes recently teaming up with Lyft to offer medical transport.

Miles Kirby, Director at Oxford Capital

Miles Kirby is a director in the growth investments team at Oxford Capital, leading investments in the technology space. He has over 15 years of experience and a background forming and running new ventures. Miles will be discussing investing in the mobility space.

Stefanie Lemcke, Founder and CEO of GoKid

Founded in 2015, InMotion portfolio investment GoKid is a ride-sharing service for schools and active families, helping parents to carpool with other trusted parents. Founder Stefanie Lemcke will tell us about GoKid’s success to date, and what’s on the roadmap.

Martin Mignot, Partner at Index Ventures

Early stage investor Martin Mignot has worked with the founders of businesses including BlaBlaCar and Deliveroo, and currently serves on the boards of Trainline and Drivy. He joined Index Ventures in 2010 from UBS Investment Bank. Martin will be offering an invaluable investor perspective on the mobility market.

Harry Stebbings of The Twenty Minute VC

Founder of must-listen podcast The Twenty Minute VC, which now has over 100,000 listeners, Harry Stebbings has interviewed most of the biggest names in venture capital. He’s also now a VC himself – at just 20 years old – with Atomico. Harry will be hosting our investment panel.

Jack Waley-Cohen, Co-Founder of what3words

what3words is a global grid of 3mx3m squares, each with a unique three-word address. It’s the simplest way to communicate location, and a solution to the poor addressing problems suffered by 75% of the world. Co-Founder Jack Waley-Cohen will offer insight into building the business, which last year closed a $8.5m Series B round.

Andrew Jervis, CEO of Click Mechanic

ClickMechanic connects car owners with the UK’s best mechanics. The platform connects thousands of customers per month with trusted professionals who come to them to perform repairs, services and inspections. Founder Andrew Jarvis will tell the story of building his startup, which includes EF, Forward Partners and 500 Startups amongst its investors.

Mark Truman, Innovation Lead, Jaguar Land Rover

Mark Truman runs the White Space team for Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations. White Space is the cutting edge innovative group that create Jaguar Land Rovers more unusual concepts – Mark is going to let us into some of the secrets of what the team have been working on.

Compere: Georgie Barrat (The Gadget Show)

What to expect on the night:

  • Fireside chat with the founders of successful mobility startups, discussing some of the opportunities and challenges they’ve faced
  • Panel discussion giving the investor perspective, featuring prominent VCs and angels explaining the investments they’ve made and the trends they’re watching
  • Updates from InMotion Ventures on the launch of our accelerator, and the progress of our portfolio companies
  • The chance to make invaluable industry contacts in a relaxed, informal setting
  • Great food and drink

Reserve your free spot now by clicking here.