BMW i VENTURES.
A venture capital company.
The emerging field of mobility services is in a continuous stage of evolution. In order to remain flexibly engaged in this sector, the BMW group has founded BMW i Ventures – a venture capital company.
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BMW i Ventures invests in cutting-edge solutions focusing on the mobility needs of the urban population. We support high-potential start-ups in all stages, from early stage to late stage, which are dedicated to shape the future of global mobility. As a part of the BMW i Ventures portfolio our partners benefit from our long-term experience, our strong reach and the broad network.
BMW i Coworking Space based in New York.
The BMW i Coworking Space offers an open workspace for innovative start-ups, in particular those with a special focus on future mobility and clean tech. If you are interested in our space, please send us a description of your start-up and the number of seats needed.
BMW i Ventures
95 Morton St 7th Floor NYNY
BMW i Ventures
BMW i Ventures
Submit your pitch to BMW i Ventures. If you have a start-up company that matches what we are looking for, send us your pitch.
These are some of the companies we´ve invested in: Life360, ChargePoint, Chargemaster, Moovit and JustPark, with more coming soon.
BMW i Ventures invests in three to four investments every year.
Life360 is an application which helps the user to stay connected with the family and close friends. With Life360 the user can see all members of his closed user-group, e.g. parents see their children on a private map, communicate with them, send “checked-in” notifications and receive alerts when somebody needs help.
The integration of Life360 into BMW ConnectedDrive and MINI Connected allows the car´s navigation system to guide the driver to a family member´s current location directly through the app. Telephone conversations with family members can also be made directly from the application via the car´s audio system.
With thousands of bookable spaces, JustPark is one of Europe´s leading provider of prebookable parking. The service connects available parking spaces with people looking for parking facilities. The user can browse and filter parking spaces on the JustPark website or app and book them online. With a guaranteed parking space at the destination and secure online payment, JustPark is the perfect service to save time and money.
At home, at work, around town or out of town – electric vehicle charging is prevalent in our daily life. ChargePoint offers everything drivers need to charge their cars conveniently wherever they are. Operating worldwide, the service develops intelligent energy management solutions and is the world´s leading electric vehicle charging network. It also designs, builds and supports the technology that powers it.
BMW i Ventures supports the improvement of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and marks the company´s ongoing commitment to new mobile solutions for tomorrow´s cities.
Chargemaster is the UK´s leading provider of charging infrastructure with the most technically advanced and comprehensive range of electric vehicle charging solutions. It provides flexible and practical charging station solutions like personal wall-mounted systems, street-side public charging stations and custom applications designed for specific uses.
The partnership between BMW i and Chargemaster focuses on the provision of charging equipment and sites for the BMW carsharing service DriveNow and the cooperation with ChargeNow, our flexible and practical charging service for electrified BMW vehicles across Europe.
Zendrive makes driving better, safer and more efficient for everyone through improved data and analytics. Using mobile tech and big data, it brings driver-centric analytics to the on-demand driving economy. Zendrive´s customers include rideshare companies and other service providers.
Moovit combines all your local transportation options into a single app so that users can always find the best route to get where they´re going across both public and shared modes of transportation. Users enjoy step by step directions, real time status for public transit (where available), ride notifications that let them know when they need to get off, and many more benefits. Users can also help out fellow riders by submitting Line & Station Reports about busy stations, events causing travel issues, and even the temperature of a bus or train car.
Moovit´s vision highlights the objective of BMW i to offer customers across the world a comprehensive and innovative mobility experience based on pioneering services with a close focus on integrating public and private modes of transport.
ZIRX is a leading on-demand valet and car services company. Through the ZIRX mobile app, users can now easily indicate their location and within minutes have a ZIRX agent arrive and valet park their car in a secure garage. While parked, consumers can easily opt for a gas fill-up, a car wash and more via the ZIRX app. When ready to leave, the car can be delivered to a requested location, at the tap of a button.
ZIRX´s product is a great addition to the mobility service ecosystem of BMW i. It is solving the parking problem in dense urban areas and will support other mobility services.