Via ID invests in the Californian startup Swiftly

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Posted on 03 May 2017

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Via ID leads the transaction in a 2.5 million dollar investment pool, alongside Groupe RATP, the Wind Capital fund and the industrial giants Ford and Samsung NEXT, to accelerate the development of the Californian startup Swiftly, specialised in optimising urban transport via data.

After opening offices in San Francisco in 2016, Via ID – the startup accelerator in the new mobility solutions sector – has announced its first investment in the United States and its 10th investment operation in a year.

“We are proud to have led this round of meetings, bringing together leading French and international experts in their fields. This operation shows that mobility issues are the same the world over, even if the way each approach is rolled out must remain local. With this in mind, we will be accompanying Swiftly as its international and particularly European development gains pace.” – Yann Marteil, Executive Chairman of Via ID

This is an important step in the development of the Californian startup Swiftly. Created in 2014 by Jonathan Simkin, a serial entrepreneur, the startup has developed a sharp technology that collects, analyzes, and translates simply real-time transit data to: