Open connected car platform sees investments from Amazon, DT
Mojio’s open connected car platform looks to expand in the U.S. and European markets.
Vancouver-based Mojio, which sells an open connected car platform, raised $15 million in a funding round led by the Amazon Alexa Fund and Deutsche Telekom.
Mojio claims its open platform allows connectivity for all cars. The firm is actively hiring engineers for technology roles to support additional launches with wireless operators in 2017.
“The connected car market is heating up and our strategic investors are fueling our penetration with wireless operators and OEM’s globally,” said Mojio CEO Kenny Hawk. “This latest round of funding will enable us to grow our engineering talent in Palo Alto, [California]; Prague; and Vancouver, [British Columbia].”
Amazon.com and DT are set to act as operator partners for Mojio as the company looks to expand in the U.S. and European markets. BC Tech Fund, BDC Capital and Relay Ventures also participate in the investment round.
Mojio provides the platform and mobile application behind T-Mobile US’ recently launched SyncUp Drive service. That solution combines a ZTE “internet of things” device developed by ZTEWelink with Mojio’s Motion cloud-based platform and mobile app.