Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:06 AM


The global automotive industry has in the last 24 months alone invested $120 billion in mobility start-ups and companies as incumbent players anxiously prepare for the years to come. Investors have poured the record breaking level of financial capital into promising start-ups and scale-ups across ten technology clusters.

The automotive industry finds itself in a period of major transition. Several megatrends, including autonomous driving, connected cars, electrified vehicles[1]and smart mobility, are leading the sector down a new path. As a result, technology-led innovation has become a key component of corporate strategies to remain competitive, and this is according to a new study by McKinsey & Company[2]clearly showing in the merger & acquisition and corporate venturing strategies of companies in the automotive landscape.

Since 2010, tech start-ups and other new entrants have received more than $220 billion in funding, with the pace of investment accelerating in recent years. In the period between 2014 and 2018, average investments across all technologies were seven times higher ...

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