Former BP Ventures analyst joins from mobility startup, Via, as InMotion Ventures expands team
We are delighted to announce the hiring of Sam Nasrolahi as our new Principal. Sam will be responsible for sourcing and leading new deals, as well as supporting our existing portfolio founders.
Sam joins the team from mobility startup Via, where she managed the launch of the company’s ridesharing and on-demand delivery services in EMEA and the US – including deciding on go-to-market and growth strategy, product development, marketplace economics, pricing, and operations – and was part of the company’s transition from consumer marketplace to B2B SaaS model. Previously, she was at BP focused on transitioning the oil and gas giant towards the sustainable mobility and wider low-carbon innovation space. While at BP Ventures, she identified and evaluated opportunities leading to investments in startups including MaaS Global, Voltaware, and PowerShare, before becoming lead investment analyst for M&A worth $74 million.
Alex Smout, Principal at InMotion Ventures, said: “We are thrilled to have Sam join InMotion Ventures as our new Principal. Her corporate investing background at BP Ventures make her the perfect addition as we identify new investment opportunities, and her operational experience at one of the mobility industry’s most exciting startups will be an invaluable resource for our portfolio founders as they continue to scale their businesses.”
Sam Nasrolahi, Principal at InMotion Ventures, said: “I’m really excited to join InMotion at this time, as they look to ramp up their investment activity in the automotive sector. The team’s reputable depth of knowledge and expertise, combined with its comprehensive network within the startup ecosystem, made it a perfect fit for me.”