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WE ARE A PLATFORM COMPANY

BRINGING DIGITAL DESIGN THINKING INTO THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Founded in 2013, High Mobility is a multiple-award winning platform company focusing on digital developer tools for connected cars. Its products and services simplify collaboration between carmakers and software developers and are becoming the defining software layer between the car and the outside world. With a presence in Berlin, Turin, and Tallinn, High Mobility is dedicated to digitally transform the car industry by giving the auto OEMs complete control over data obtained from cars, thereby creating new revenue streams through data monetization and expanded service opportunities.

 
 

FOUNDERS

RISTO VAHTRA

 /  CEO, co-founder  /  LinkedIn

Risto is a mechanical engineer turned design entrepreneur. Always fascinated by the complexity and strong emotion that the automobile evokes, he gained experience in the automotive industry with design work that has been featured in CES with BMW, IAA with Volvo Cars and with design concepts that have made their way into the interior of new Volvo production models.

KEVIN VALDEK

/  CTO, co-founder  /  LinkedIn

Kevin is on the forefront of new IOT technologies and has been deep in the back-channels of the connected car in telematics projects with Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat. With background in distributed systems, Kevin is able to design system architectures as well as lead highly skilled software development teams.

 

TEAM

DESIGN  x  ENGINEERING  x  BUSINESS

ADVISORY BOARD

Fabian von Kuenheim

- Chairman of Advisory Board -

Fabian v. Kuenheim [pronounced: kuːnhaɪm] has a successful track record of being a manager, entrepreneur, CEO, shareholder and advisory board member for more than 20 years. Being the Chairman of the Advisory Board of HIGH MOBILITY he will support the team not only with tips how to survive transatlantic jetlag but also advice on company development, inside views to several relevant industries as well as his extensive, well preserved network.

Holger G. Weiss

- Advisory Board -

Holger, Kevin and Risto met for the first time in 2013. It took 6 weeks to schedule the first meeting, and the guys were 40 minutes late for a 1 hour session. Fortunately, it only takes 2 seconds to leave the first impression and it helps that we all have roots in Estonia. Holger's professional career started in corporate media, but his true vocation is being an entrepreneur. Having helped to build two successful tech startups with exits to Nokia and Panasonic and more than 10 years of experience in automotive, he is the perfect counterpart for all and any challenges in HIGH MOBILITY’s development. Plus, his phone includes direct numbers to everyone – yes: EVERYone.

Stephan Schulze

- Advisory Board -

Stephan is a veteran Berliner with decades of experience building up the investment environment for technology startups in Berlin. While humble and calculated he is always kind to offer advice from a sound business perspective.

INVESTORS

 

16/03/2016 An angel consortium headed by Fabian von Kuenheim and the Berlin based venture capital firm IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft are investing in High Mobility.

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Kuenheim Familiaris GmbH is the private investment company of the family of Fabian v. Kuenheim. Fabian v. Kuenheim (Dipl. Ing. Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany) was founder, biggest shareholder and head of the board of Magirus AG, which was successfully sold to Avnet Inc. 
Ali M. T. Alghanim is a Kuwaiti citizen and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl. Ing.) from the Technical University of Hannover, Germany. He is a controlling shareholder in several companies in the Gulf States as well as in Germany, including Ali Mohammad Thunayan Alghanim & Sons General Trading Co., Kuwait, Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive Co., Kuwait and Michael Weinig AG, Germany. Mr. Alghanim is the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Kuwait and is widely acknowledged for forging close ties between the German and Kuwaiti governments. He represents most Kuwaiti investments in Germany, may they be done by public or private entities. In light of his merits with respect to the German-Kuwaiti friendship, Mr. Alghanim was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by the German Federal President in 2005.
IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft (www.ibb-bet.de) provides innovative Berlin-based companies with venture capital and has established itself in Berlin as a market leader in early-stage financing. The funds are used primarily for developing and launching innovative products or services and creative business concepts. 

Pre-Seed 2013 High Mobility accepted to Startupbootcamp Berlin program.

 
High Mobility is alumni of Startupbootcamp (BERLIN 2013 class) - a global family of industry-focused startup accelerators that was founded in 2010 in Copenhagen with the core idea of supporting the world’s best entrepreneurs as they grow their startups. By 2014 Startupbootcamp had expanded to become the largest startup accelerator in Europe and one of the top 3 largest in the world, with programs on numerous continents and a network spanning hundreds of cities around the world.

PARTNERS

 
 

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