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VC x Mobility panel with Toyota AI Ventures, Asteer, Ponooc and Luisa Alemany

by Future of Mobility Club

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Tue, May 18, 2021

7 PM – 8 PM (GMT+1)

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Curious to know more about venture capital and investments in a disrupted industry like the mobility of tomorrow? You are in the right place!

Welcome to join a Future of Mobility Club event with industry experts and get answers to the pertinent questions such as:
- how VCs evaluate and identify great companies to invest in?
- which industry trends to avoid and which may be worth monitoring closely?
- which company may be the new unicorn in mobility?
- the impact of the recent pandemic on investment strategies...
- ... and many more!

The panel will be held on Tuesday, May 18th, between 7PM - 8PM BST. Please find more information on our panellists and their respected companies below.

Speakers and their VC funds:

•    Fabio Lancellotti (Partner, Aster)
Aster is a leading early-stage European VC firm based in Paris with around €300 million of AUM, focusing on areas including energy, mobility, and industry 4.0 sectors. Aster will be represented by Fabio, an LBS MBA 2010 alum. His recent investment includes Swiftly, a software solution firm from North America that provides a transit data platform for transport authorities.

•    Masanori Yamato (Senior Advisor, Toyota AI Ventures)
TAIV is Toyota's first standalone early-stage VC fund based in Silicon Valley. They invest mainly in startups in the areas of AI, autonomous driving, robotics, data and cloud computing. Masanori is a Kellog MBA and has been with Toyota for more than 15+ years.

•    Maurits Koning (Director, Ponooc)
Ponooc is an Amsterdam-based VC that invests in ventures with a focus on mobility or sustainable energy in the fields of generation, distribution and storage. Their investments are used to accelerate the business and should help the company take “the next step”. Ponooc has a very service-oriented portfolio: their recent investment includes a subscription service for electric delivery vehicles, a platform for fleet maintenance service, or a same-day delivery specialist firm.


•    Luisa Alemany
Luisa is an Associate Professor of Management Practice in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at LBS and Academic Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She holds is an MBA from Stanford and holds a PhD in Finance from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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