As Tesla sales have grown, interest in the company has grown, prompting investment and interest in the automotive industry as well as the startup world.
TezLab, a free app like Fitbit for Tesla vehicles, is just one example of a number of startups that have emerged over the years as electric vehicles started making the smallest dents in global sales. Now, with Ford, GM, Volvo, Hyundai as well as newcomers Rivian, Fisker and others launching electric vehicles in the market, more startups are sure to follow.
TezLab’s co-founder and CEO, Ben Schippers, is one of two early-stage founders who will be joining us at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 to talk about their startups and the opportunities that lie ahead in this emerging era of EVs. I can talk The six-person team behind TezLab was born from HappyFunCorp, a software engineering shop that builds apps for mobile, web, wearables and Internet of Things devices for customers that include Amazon, Facebook and Twitter, as well as startups A series of .
HFC’s engineers, including the shippers who also co-founded HFC, were attracted by Tesla’s technical approach and one important detail: Tesla API endpoints are accessible to outsiders. The Tesla API is technically private. But it exists, allowing Tesla’s apps to communicate with the cars, such as the status of battery charge and locking the door. When reverse-engineered, it is possible for third-party apps to communicate directly with the API.
The experience of shippers extends beyond just scaling TezLab. Shippers consult and work with companies focused on technology and human interaction, with a sub-focus in EVs.
The list of speakers at our 2021 event is growing by the day and includes Carl Ignemma, President and CEO of Motion, and Chris Urmson, Co-Founder and CEO of Aurora, who will discuss the past, present and future of Avi. On the electric front is Rimac Automobili founder Mate Rimac, who will talk in the garage about taking his startup from a one-man venture to over 1,000 people and signing contracts with major automakers.
We also recently announced a panel dedicated to China’s robotics industry, including three female leaders from Chinese AV startups: Jewel Li, COO of AutoX; With Huan Sun, Momenta Europe General Manager Momenta; and WeRide’s VP of Finance, Jennifer Lee.
Other guests included GM’s VP of Global Innovation Pam Fletcher, Scale AI CEO Alexander Wang, Joben Aviation founder and CEO Joben Bewart, investor and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman (whose special purpose acquisition company merged with Joby), Urban Innovation Fund investors include Clara Brenner. , Quinn Garcia of Autotech Ventures and Rachel Holt of Construct Capital, and Jesse Levinson, co-founder and CTO of Zoox.
And we might have another surprise, too — a classic ClearTips stealth company revealed to close the show.
Don’t wait to book your tickets for TC Sessions: Mobility as prices go up at our virtual doorstep.