• The automotive and transportation industries are changing at an unprecedented pace.

    Mobitas advises strategics and early/mid-stage companies
    in the mobility space on how to win in this new era.

  • Why Mobitas?

    Mobility companies have worked with Mobitas to overcome challenges from business and technical perspectives. Mobitas helps these companies from assessing product and strategy, to establishing new channel to market, to scaling operations. Connecting these companies with investors and partners may ultimately lead to the capital needed to accelerate large-scale growth.

    Strategy Evaluation

    • Goals & objectives
    • Product idea & evaluation
    • Product-Market Fit
    • Go-To-Market strategy
    • Key partnerships

     

    Operating Advice

    • Operational strategy assessment
    • Process design
    • Capability assessment
    • Risk management
    • Organization & people management

     

    Finance Advice

    • Monetization methods
    • Cost structure
    • Fundraising support
    • Valuation
    • Break-even analysis

     

    Regulatory Guidance

    • Regulatory & compliance review

    • Connection with industry lawyers

    Network

    Connect with our partners in mobility-focused Venture Capital, automotive OEMs, transit agencies, and more

  • Portfolio Companies

    Mobitas advises early-stage companies disrupting the mobility, transportation, and automotive sectors

    Please visit the Contact page and tell us about your company, and how your innovations fits into the Mobitas portfolio.

    4MATIV

    4MATIV is a technology platform and a set of managed services that eliminate inefficiencies for schools in working with their transportation vendors. 4MATIV helps schools select the right mix of vendors, drive efficiency for vendors through better routing, create transparency on billing and operations, and communicate with families. 4MATIV's pilots have proven to save schools 40% on transportation costs.

     

    Next Gear Ventures

    Next Gear Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in the most promising entrepreneurs developing game changing ideas for the future of mobility. Next Gear leverages its experience and close relationships with local and global automotive partners to advise the portfolio companies. With less than one year on the road, NextGear Ventures has a promising investment record. Several portfolio companies have already completed follow-on investment rounds, and one, Exo Technologies, was recently acquired by Lear Corporation.

    Axilion

    Axilion specializes in creating novel software solutions for the traffic engineering field with focus on priority to public transportation and multiple junction coordination. Axilion’s leading product is the TransEm D3 software suite, enabling rapid design, verification and implementation of traffic signal priority in cities.

     

    Optibus

    Optibus is a SaaS platform leveraging the power of machine-learning and optimization algorithms to redefine the way mass-transportation is planned and operated. Optibus’ disruptive technology drive some of the most complex transportation operations worldwide, helping to improve the quality of service, increase efficiencies, save money, and streamline operations.

     

    WhereIsMyTransport

    WhereIsMyTransport collects and provides access to public transport data from African cities, overcoming the complexity of local networks and enabling customer success through our unique data and services. Access to WhereIsMyTransport’s comprehensive datasets enables individuals and organizations to analyze, integrate or make decisions which rely on understanding public transport in African cities.

     

    Cabin

    Cabin is the first hospitality transportation company on a mission to make the most of every waking and sleeping moment. Cabin addresses America's "500 mile problem," in which regional travel up to 500 miles from home requires sacrificing an entire day, forcing people to take fewer trips without even knowing it. By consolidating both transportation and accommodation into one simple and delightful experience, Cabin’s one-of-a-kind moving hotel experience enables people to travel without travel time.

     

    MagicBus

    MagicBus is a dynamic, crowd-sourced shuttles that picks professionals up from near their home and drops them off at work. Commuters can surf the web and get work done with free onboard Wi-Fi. Commuters can create campaigns to let MagicBus know where the company should open up new routes.

     

     

    Yogov

    Yogov helps improve and increase access to government services for hundreds of thousands of people. From solving the DMV painpoints to improving the process of passports, visas, and trusted traveler programs, down to paying for city parking tickets and business licenses, YoGov's mission is to be a consumer’s new relationship broker with government services. Yogov is currently available in 40+ cities in 20+ states.

     

    Flexday

    Flexday turns downtime in restaurants into coworking space that is saner than working from home, more productive than a coffee shop, and cheaper than other co-working spaces.

     

     

     

     

    Cargo Systems Inc.

    Cargo Systems Inc. are the creators of Cargo, the in-car service that allows rideshare passengers to order products on their phone, without downloading an app. Founded in 2016 by former Birchbox employees, Cargo launched in New York and Boston with thousands of driver signups in 49 states. Cargo works directly with rideshare companies, drivers and brand partners to distribute a variety of products to passengers in-car.

     

    DERQ

    DERQ is a Dubai and Michigan-based MIT spin-off with a mission to eliminate road accidents and save lives. DERQ use artificial intelligence and V2X technology to predict and prevent car accidents before anyone else on the road. The product are currently live in Dubai and downtown Detroit.

     

    Ecolane

     

    Ecolane is a flexible, affordable and reliable choice for transit agency managers, directors and decision-makers with responsibility for implementing easy-to-deploy, demand-response scheduling and dispatch solutions. Ecolane's DRT platforms provides booking & reservation, fleet management, financial operations management, security, and more.

     

    Enroute

    Enroute develops a personalized commerce platform which is installed into ride hailing and mass transit applications. Enroute allows passengers to ride for FREE as they shop and interact. Enroute’s smart algorithms create a unique shopping experience for passengers based on the ride details and the user profile.

     

    Valerann

    Valerann's Smart Road System is an end-to-end solution that uses intelligent sensors to gather critical data on the road, including traffic flow and volume, major accidents and surface conditions driven by weather. Valerann's “Smart Road Studs” are installed every 30-50 feet on a given road as a gateway aggregates data and uploads it to the cloud. The real-time information is made available to road operators, apps like Waze, and future autonomous vehicles.

    Jeenie

    Jeenie® is a mobile platform that connects you to a video or audio call with a live interpreter for on-demand language assistance 24/7. Our gig-economy model ensures that customers can access our community of virtual interpreters with the press of a button, in less than a minute and directly from their mobile device. Our interpreters are standing by to help with face-to-face communication where language is a barrier, and our 3-way calling feature allows you to call someone who speaks a different language with an interpreter on the line. With the Jeenie® app, healthcare providers can communicate more effectively with their Limited English Proficiency and Deaf patients, the Deaf community can access on-demand interpreting for day-to-day needs, businesses can conduct trade with clients in different cultures, and travelers have the security of 24/7 contact with someone who speaks their language, wherever they go.

    RoadBotics

    RoadBotics provides a software platform to help cities simplify and improve the highly subjective and expensive pavement inspection process. With a smartphone attached to a dash mount in a vehicle, RoadBotics' proprietary app can capture the view of the road ahead. The data is automatically uploaded to the AI-driven cloud platform for analysis. The video data, along with the smartphone’s other sensor capabilities, allow RoadBotics to precisely calculate a wide variety of vital and established roadway metrics. The RoadBotics ‘red, yellow, green’ web accessible visualization map gives roadway managers a comprehensive and near real-time status of their roads.

    Ottopia

    Ottopia's vision is to provide the first automotive-grade teleoperation platform. Ottopia's proprietary platform enables humans to control any type of vehicle remotely, in a manner that is both safe and cyber-secure. Ottopia is the only teleoperation company that researches, develops, tests and provides all critical technologies to make a safe, automotive-grade, product. Key use cases include shipping & logistics, construction, mining, and agriculture.

    Roundtrip

    Roundtrip is disrupting the medical transportation industry by providing on-demand medical transportation for hospitals, healthcare organizations, transportation organizations, and health plans.They get the ins and outs of care coordination because they started as paramedics and EMTs before earning MBAs and executive positions at some of the largest healthcare and medical transportation companies in the world.

    Roundtrip schedules, dispatches, and monitors non-emergency transportation for organizations and their riders in ten states. A few of their major partners include: Mount Sinai Health System, Cooper University Health System, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and GRTC (the government paratransit program) of Richmond and Henrico Counties, VA.

    Zego

    Zego is a global insurtech business providing flexible commercial, personal, and motor insurance policies ranging from an hour to a year.

    Zego was created by people who come from the on-demand economy. Whilst working for Deliveroo, Harry and Sten saw the way in which drivers wanting to work flexibly were constrained by their insurance. Drivers working ten hours per week were paying the same as those working sixty hours - as a result, the cost of this required insurance was too high, and flexible working wasn’t flexible at all. Having looked across the market for a product, and with no success, it was clear there was a need and so they set out to create the product themselves.
     

  • Team

    Mark Joseph

    CEO

    Mark Joseph is an entrepreneur and business executive whose strategic approach and management capabilities have helped shape companies into leading local, regional, national and global forces.

     

    Mark has over 30 years of leadership experience in public and private transportation across the U.S., Canada, UK and Ireland, and South America. He recently served as the global Chief Commercial Officer for the Transdev Group, a leading private provider of transportation services in 19 countries, including bus, commuter rail, streetcar, light rail, paratransit, taxi, shuttle and black car. Through more than 15 years in various leadership roles at Transdev North America, he grew the business from $50 million to $1.5 billion in annual revenue.

     

    Mark assembles high-performing teams of exceptional talent that consistently deliver on promises to clients. He has strong relationships across the U.S. with local and national political and transportation leaders, as well as labor and community leaders.

    Isabelle Ji

    Consulting Partner

    Isabelle Ji is a consultant specializing on future of mobility, currently advising and working with Mobitas' portfolio companies on business development, operations strategy, acquisitions. Isabelle has 6 years of experience in Accenture's Digital practice in US and China, where she specialized in Internet of Things and led various delivery, business development, and product development initiatives in intelligent + connected infrastructure.

    Isabelle has an MBA from The Wharton School, where she interned in Tesla's Energy & Solar Supply Chain team, and a B.S. in environmental engineering and M.S. in chemical engineering from Northwestern University.

    Kent Lucas

    Consulting Partner

    Kent is an investor, advisor, and partner to select technology startups and larger organizations, primarily focusing on auto tech, mobility, industrial tech and smart cities. These companies include Fleetonomy, drive.ai, Ride On, and Greenspot. Kent has extensive global network and domain expertise in automotive, mobility and industrial verticals, including with OEM/Tier 1s, leading corporations and municipalities.

     

    Kent has a BA in Economics from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

    Tal Cohen

    Consulting Partner

    Dr. Tal Cohen Ph.D, serves as Founder and Managing Partner at Next Gear Ventures. Dr. Cohen serves as President of ClickFox Inc. He is Founding Partner at Drive. Dr. Cohen co-founded ClickFox Inc. in 2000. Prior to creating ClickFox, Dr. Cohen helped organizations such as General Motors, the U.S. Air Force, and Boeing achieve better business results through creative modeling solutions. He has also authored multiple publications on data modeling and numerical methods. Dr. Cohen is a data modeling expert and a leading research faculty member and educator at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Tal has B.Sc in Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, M.Sc in computer science and Ph.D in Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Eran Sandhaus

    Consulting Partner

    Eran Sandhaus is an advisor and board member to leading corporations and startups in the fields of autonomous driving, connected services, and smart mobility. Eran also serves as an Executive in Residence at Plug and Play Technology Center and member in J-Angles, a silicon valley based angel investing group, mentoring startups and helping them raise funds.

    Most recently, he led Delphi Automotive’s Autonomous Driving and Connected Services business unit, collaborating with leading OEMs, transport operators, suppliers, and governments such as BMW, Mobileye, Intel, Transdev and Lyft among others. Prior to Delphi, Eran was a senior executive for over 20 years in Fortune 500 companies including Qualcomm, Cypress, Texas Instruments and Marvell.

    Ron Hartman

    Consulting Partner

    Ron Hartman is a consulting partner with Mobitas Advisors, offering advisory services based on his 35 years of experience in operations, infrastructure development, strategic planning, business development, and marketing in a public transportation and railroad environment.

    He has just completed nearly five years leading Network Rail Consulting in North America, the international consulting arm of the British railway. Starting as the first employee, during that time he built a team of more than 45 professional staff, performing infrastructure and related work on most of North America’s largest rail networks. Hartman joined NRC from Transdev North America, where he was CEO of the rail division since 2008, leading that firm’s contract regional/commuter rail operations, as well as Transdev’s rail infrastructure maintenance and construction subsidiary.

    Hartman began his career with the American Public Transportation Association, working in policy, legislation, and technical support before becoming Deputy and then General Manager at Maryland’s Mass Transit Administration. He went on to serve as Senior Vice President for Planning and Development at Amtrak before joining Transdev as Executive Vice President-Mid Atlantic, Senior Vice President, and then CEO of the Rail Division. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Urban and Regional Planning Department at Georgetown University, and he leads and serves on the executive committee of several boards in the Baltimore-Washington region.

  • Contact Us

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