With the rise of urban mobility solutions together with e-scooters and last-mile supply companies, entry to the already scarce public areas has change into a significant problem for cities.
To advertise the event of those companies and the entry to low-carbon mobility for all residents, operators and cities must work collectively carefully and confidently.
That is the place Paris-based Vianova, an information platform that helps cities higher combine and handle shared, linked, electrical and autonomous transport options, comes into play.
£1.6 million funding!
Just lately, the French startup has introduced to have raised €1.8 million (approx £1.6 million) seed spherical led by RATP Capital Innovation and Contrarian Ventures. The brand new funding will assist the corporate to increase its European footprint and goal new, adjoining markets.
Additional, the startup may also use the funding to combine numerous mobility modes (e.g. carsharing, robotic taxis, drones, and many others.) and develop new use instances inside the transport ecosystem, corresponding to new connections to MaaS initiatives.
Increasing to the UK
It’s value mentioning that Vianova is working with micro-mobility brand Voi (which has a number of contracts for e-scooter trials) and native authorities within the UK on insurance policies and knowledge sharing to help micro-mobility. In reality, Vianova’s first UK native authority accomplice shall be going reside this 12 months.
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Companions with main mobility operator
Based in 2019, Vianova builds a digital layer between cities and operators to foster collaboration and facilitate a modal shift towards extra sustainable and accessible modes of transport.
The platform already accounts for greater than two million journeys per thirty days, with metropolis companions together with Brussels, Helsinki, Zürich, and Stockholm. Notably, the corporate facilitates mobility knowledge sharing between 10 cities and 20 mobility operators throughout Europe.
Main mobility operators – together with Chook, Voi, and Bolt – have additionally chosen to accomplice with Vianova to enhance the compliance and operational effectivity of their fleets, and to allow new enterprise alternatives.
The fast improvement of city mobility is difficult cities in the way in which they organise public house. Our metropolis companions now think about knowledge as an important instrument of their governance, and our shut collaboration on this topic has led to the event of more and more superior use instances” commented Thibault Castagne, co-founder & CEO of Vianova. “Mobility operators additionally perceive the main position that cities can play of their improvement and success. Over the previous few months, our work to deliver these two worlds nearer collectively has been extraordinarily thrilling, and we’re delighted to be joined by RATP Capital Innovation and Contrarian Ventures on this journey.”
“After assembly the crew in Paris a 12 months in the past and watching their large progress since then, we’re very excited to spend money on Vianova,” says Contrarian Ventures Accomplice Tomas Kemtys. “The corporate has primarily created an “air visitors management room” that permits significantly better integration and collaboration between cities and mobility operators: the pandemic has solely accelerated the a number of developments round sustainable mobility and Vianova will play the important thing position in bringing them to actuality”.
In these regards, RATP Group shall be a key development accomplice, due to its worldwide presence and management within the space of city mobility. Contrarian Ventures brings its experience as probably the most energetic vitality tech and mobility fund in Europe.