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Transportation Venture Capital is booming – US and China dominate

I’m on my way to Techstars Mobility’s first Demo day in Motor City where 10 exciting transportation companies will reveal their progress during the program. While the transportation sector historically has not been a strong sector for Start-ups and Venture … Continue reading

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Venture funding is on the rise in the transportation sector

The transportation and automotive industry represents more than 10% of U.S. GDP, making it one of the largest industries with more than $1.5 trillion dollar in annual spend. Entrepreneurs are taking notice and both corporate and financial investors are supporting … Continue reading

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Eat or be eaten – those are the options.

We believe new models for large companies to collaborate with entrepreneurs will be a key factor in future growth. Software continues to eat the world1. The commercial vehicle industry might not appear to be the most delicious target, until you … Continue reading

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Trucking – a 650 billion dollar market ripe for disruption

Goods transportation with trucks represents a 650 billion dollar market in the US, which is about 5% of GDP. The chart below compares the trucking industry to a few other industries which really shows the massive market it represents. Source: … Continue reading

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eCommerce in Heavy-Duty Parts & Accessories – who and how?

Approximately $14 Billion in passenger car parts and accessories (P&A) were sold online last year.  That means more than 10% of passenger car P&A sales are online.  I estimate <1% of heavy-duty P&A sales happen online today.  How will eCommerce … Continue reading

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