wejo, UK based early stage tech company announced $12 million fundraise to drive growth and innovation with new global automotive partners as the market leader of mobility intelligence. The business organises billions of data points from over 15 million connected cars in the United States, partnering with global automotive manufacturers to stream data at scale and speed.
General Motors, the US car giant, acquired a 35% stake in the firm in 2019 and valued the firm at $275 million. Recent funds have come from a mix of new and current investors, with the round being led by DIP Capital LLP and the UK government’s Future Fund.
wejo is building the largest single source of connected car data, making it simple and secure for organisations to make decisions around road development, retail, app development and transportation. Their data set provides heightened location accuracy when compared to traditional forms of mobility data using mobile phones as their source.
“We are excited to lead this round as we recognize wejo’s huge potential and believe in the value it provides not just to car companies but also to end-user customers of its big data insights and analytics,” said Riccardo Cirillo, Founding and Managing Partner of DIP Capital LLP. “We are confident wejo is in the right position to take advantage of this clear opportunity to become a leader in the market, shake up the automotive industry, and enable the full digitalisation of mobility.”
wejo is in live discussions with various other auto manufacturers about future opportunities, working with its customers to take the complexity out of data processing, access, and implementation. wejo’s data identifies incident and congestion hotspots to make roads safer for drivers, riders, passengers and communities. wejo works with its partners to create a better personal transportation experience by helping drivers to find a parking spot more easily, making EV charging simpler by reducing commute times while also reducing traffic flow and emissions to make cities more livable.