From: Future of Mobility Club
Date: January 26
Subject: 💥 IPO x BCG x Sustainability - FoM Newsletter #22



Newsletter #22 - Future of Mobility Club


🗓  From Turo CEO who disclosed its plan to go public in 2021, to billions raised by Rivian, the last two weeks have been intense in the mobility sector. It could make us forget that in the mean time, Joe Biden became US 46th president! But do not worry, we've got your back, you'll find below a recap of what happened recently in the industry. Enjoy :) 

👉 Club's Upcoming Events - Stay tuned for the dates!
- BCG x Automotive -  Only 6 years after finishing his MBA, Jeet Brahmandam became partner at BCG Detroit. He will talk about the transformation of the automotive sector. 
Tech x Autonomous Vehicles - Arbe Robotics, an Israeli radar solution company, will come to talk about the current state and the future of autonomous vehicles.

📆 Mobility's Calendar
27 to 29/01 - Micromobility World
01/02 - IPO it like it's hot by EcoMotion

🔍 Looking for a job?
Check out our newest section at the end of this email - Jobs to be done. If you know interesting roles for our community, please reach out and we'll advertise them in the next newsletter.

The Podcast 



🚲  How Bikes and Scooters Help People Navigate Cities

In this podcast, Lime's Global Head of Policy, Katie Stevens explains how tech companies work with governments to solve urban problems. Katie previously led state and local government relations for eBay, and has worked at all levels of government in policy development—largely around transportation, renewable energy, and innovation. 

Listen here

Top news

💸 Turo CEO Says Car-Renting App Plans to Go Public in 2021  

The "AirBnB for cars" company turned its first profitable quarter and increased revenue by 7% during the pandemic. This article also features an inisghtful interview of Mr. Haddad, CEO of Turo. 

Turo lets individuals rent their personal vehicles. Some “hosts” are building businesses at airports that major car rental companies slam as unfair competition.

Full Article

🚛 Rivian raises $2.65B as it pushes toward production of its electric pickup

Rivian has raised $2.65 billion as it prepares to begin production this summer of its all-electric pickup truck.

The capital comes at a critical time for Rivian, which is undertaking the design, development, production and delivery of two consumer vehicles, as well as fulfilling an order for 100,000 commercial delivery vans for Amazon.

Full Article

🌳 🇫🇷 Paris agrees to turn Champs-Élysées into 'extraordinary garden'

The mayor of Paris has said a €250m (£225m) makeover of the Champs-Élysées will go ahead, though the ambitious transformation will not happen before the French capital hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics.

This project is another example of the evolution of urban cities and how european capitals are trying to become 'smarter'. 

Full Article

💰 Germany's Sennder becomes Europe's latest unicorn

Berlin-based freight forwarder Sennder is now worth more than $1bn after raising $160m in a Series D round.

The company, founded in 2015, connects small to midsized trucking companies with enterprise shippers, aiming to reduce the number of return journeys trucks do empty. 

Full Article

🏆 10 startups working on sustainable alternatives to everyday transportation 

Many of us need some form of transportation to get around — and most cars, buses and public transport systems are still far from the net zero dream. Here are some of the top startups in the UK and Sweden working on sustainable alternatives to everyday transportation.  

Full Article 

Mobility's calendar

Micromobility World - 27, 28 & 29 January

The current crisis has reshaped how people navigate their communities on a global scale. Amid the upheaval, micromobility has emerged as the safest, most sustainable way to get everyone moving again. But challenges remain. Our transportation systems must be rebuilt to prioritize order over chaos, climate over pollution, small over large, and people over machines. 

Join vetted startups, transportation leaders, and original thinkers to examine this real-time transportation revolution over three days of concise, focused programming, including:

  • 2500+ participants
  • 50+ speakers and experts
  • 25+ panels, keynotes, and VIP workshops

Register here

IPO it like it's hot - 01/02

With panelists coming from VCs and founders who went through an IPO journey, this event will propably deliver interesting insights for mobility and tech enthusiasts. 

Register here

Jobs to be done

🇬🇧  UK 🇬🇧
🇪🇺  EUROPE 🇪🇺
🌍  Rest of the World 🌍
Do you want to share a nice job offer? Please email our Co-President, Julien: jtrost.mba2021@london.edu

Club's upcoming events (coming soon)