An ambitious crew

Meet our team

Our mission is global.

 We are advancing car experiences through open data interfaces and immersive developer tools.

Risto Vahtra

CEO

Chief designer and company builder, ex-Volvo Cars user experience design, and a father of one. Occasionally writes about design and cars on Medium.
Kevin Valdek

CTO

Bringing an extensive technical expertise, honed over the last decade as both a team lead and software engineer with numerous global car brands.
Martin Lauer

COO

20+ years of management and leadership experience in financial leadership roles, including the ability to steer startup fundraising efforts.

+ a team of great engineers, designers, collaborators, business developers and developer advocates.

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Highlights

A journey like no other.

Founded
Spring 2013
We moved to Berlin and joined Startupbootcamp accelerator for Smart Mobility & Transportation.
First funding
Spring 2016
We got BMW as a client and built a futuristic UX prototype through BMW Startup Garage. We opened the platform to developers.
Open innovation
Summer 2018
Followed by the success of Mercedes-Benz Digital Challenge with over 2000 participants, we launch The Next OI Competition with Porsche.
Data platform launches
Spring 2019
BMW and Mercedes-Benz car data becomes available through High Mobility. Ford data becomes first available in 2020.
Strategic investor
Spring 2020
Deutsche Automobil Treuhand (DAT Group) invests to build a strong data offering, combining static and dynamic car data from both companies.
Award winning
Proud alumni
Investors

Meet our advisory board and investors.

Investor
Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT) is an international company that sees itself as a neutral link between the various interest groups in the automotive industry and has been operated by its three partners - the automobile associations VDA (Association of the Automotive Industry), VDIK (Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers) and ZDK for over 87 years.

CHAIRMAN OF THE ADvisory board

Dr. Thilo Wagner

Dr. Wagner joined the board in 2020 representing DAT Group, an organisation that provides data, products and services that focus on enabling a digital vehicle lifecycle. In his role there, he is responsible for the entire DAT product world and leading all product line managers and IT managers.

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Notable members of VDA and VDIK
Investor
Kuenheim Familiaris GmbH is the private investment company of the family of Fabian v. Kuenheim. He uses Kuenheim Familiaris GmbH for sole or syndicated investments into high-tech companies in the areas of IT infrastructure and cloud computing, photonics, med tech, mobility and integrated mobile systems as well as companies that address the interfaces of these technologies.

ADvisory board

Fabian von Kuenheim

A member of the advisory board at Commerzbank and curator at the Fraunhofer Association, former CEO of Magirus AG. Representing the family office Kuenheim Familiaris GmbH.

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Investor
IBB Ventures 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. Currently, two funds managed by IBB Ventures are in the investment phase: the VC Fonds Technologie Berlin, with assets of 60 million EUR, and the VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin, with assets of 40 million EUR. Both VC funds are subsidized by the Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), managed by the State of Berlin. Since 1997, in consortiums with partners, IBB Ventures has provided more than 1.1 billion EUR to Berlin-based creative and technology companies, with IBB Ventures investing approximately 157 million EUR as the lead-, co-lead- or co-investor.

ADvisory board

Stephan Schulze

Stephan joined the board from IBB Ventures, a Berlin-based investor that provides innovative companies in the city with venture capital. The company has established itself in Berlin as a market leader in early-stage financing.

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Investor
Holger is among the many angel investors who set to support High Mobility on its journey. As a board member, he brings years of company building and fundraising experience, mixed with the knowledge of current technology trends.

ADvisory board

Holger Weiss

Holger is among the many angel investors who set to support High Mobility on its journey. As a board member, he brings years of company building and fundraising experience, mixed with the knowledge of current technology trends.

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