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Via

ridewithvia.com

Founded Year

2012

Stage

Series G | Alive

Total Raised

$697.06M

Valuation

$0000 

Last Raised

$130M | 1 yr ago

About Via

Via is re-engineering public transit-from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. The Via algorithm matches, in real time, multiple passengers headed the same way with a single large SUV or van. Passengers request rides through a mobile app, and Via's systems instantly select and, if necessary, re-route the vehicle that best matches the passenger's route.

Headquarters Location

95 Morton Street 3rd Floor

New York, New York, 10014,

United States

747-222-6350

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Research containing Via

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Via in 3 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Aug 25, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Via

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Via is included in 5 Expert Collections, including Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups.

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Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups

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Tech IPO Pipeline

568 items

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Mobility-as-a-Service

560 items

Companies developing solutions to streamline the way people move themselves. Includes companies providing on-demand access to passenger vehicles and micromobility solutions as well as companies integrating multiple modes of transport, including public transit, into one service.

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Conference Exhibitors

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A16Z Marketplace 100 (2021)

100 items

The a16z Marketplace 100 is a ranking of the largest consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies created by venture firm, Andreessen Horowitz.

Via Patents

Via has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Car sharing
  • Serial buses
  • Sustainable transport
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

9/17/2020

11/16/2021

USB, Computer connectors, Capacitors, Digital display connectors, Computer buses

Grant

Application Date

9/17/2020

Grant Date

11/16/2021

Title

Related Topics

USB, Computer connectors, Capacitors, Digital display connectors, Computer buses

Status

Grant

Latest Via News

Single-Patent Sotera Stipulation Sufficient

Nov 23, 2022

To embed, copy and paste the code into your website or blog: <iframe frameborder="1" height="620" scrolling="auto" src="//www.jdsupra.com/post/contentViewerEmbed.aspx?fid=dcdf7692-4893-49b7-9667-80efe137afcb" style="border: 2px solid #ccc; overflow-x:hidden !important; overflow:hidden;" width="100%"></iframe> [co-author: Simon Maxell]* On March 3, 2021, Via Transportation, Inc. (Plaintiff/Patent Owner) filed an infringement suit against RideCo Inc. (Defendant/Petitioner) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,562,785 (the ’785 patent), U.S. Patent No. 9,816,824 (the ’824 patent), U.S. Patent No. 10,197,411 (the ’411 patent), and U.S. Patent No. 10,677,604 (the ’604 patent). See Via Transportation, Inc. v. RideCo Inc., Case No. 6:21-cv-00457-ADA (W.D. Tex.) The asserted patents share a specification and each relate to ridesharing vehicle routing technology. RideCo filed petitions challenging the ‘824 and ‘411 patents. RideCo did not file IPR petitions against the ’785 or ’604 patents and the bar date has since passed. In their Preliminary Response to the ’411 IPR Petition, Via Transportation argued for the denial of institution, presenting a Fintiv analysis that concluded all six factors favored dismissal. Furthermore, the Patent Owner challenged the Petitioner’s offer of a Sotera stipulation that had agreed to not pursue any grounds raised or that reasonably could have been raised against the ‘411 patent in district court. The Patent Owner asserted that granting institution on such grounds would “not obviate concerns over inefficiency and the possibility of inconsistent judgments due to the unique procedural posture of this case.” Specifically, ia Transportation argued that despite ostensibly disclaiming their right to argue the same issues with respect to the ’411 patent following institution, the Petitioner would remain free to pursue overlapping invalidity arguments in the co-pending district court litigation as to the three other closely-related patents (i.e., the ’785 patent, the ’604 patent, and the ’824 patent). Via Transportation noted that every prior art reference that the Petitioner asserts against the ’411 patent in the district court litigation is also asserted against the ’604 and ’785 patents. Via Transportation concluded that the arguments put forth by RideCo during an IPR of the ’411 patent will inevitably overlap with the grounds asserted against the ’785, ’604, and ’824 patents in district court, thus creating the potential for duplicative work and inconsistent judgements. On September 1, 2022, the PTAB ruled in favor of institution of the IPR, taking the position that the Sotera stipulation need not necessarily extend to unchallenged patents in order for the Director’s Interim Fintiv Procedure to apply. The panel could find no authority affirmatively granting them the ability to reject the Sotera stipulation on the basis of related patents challenged in related litigation. Rather, the Director’s Interim Fintiv Procedure compels the PTAB to decline exercising their discretion to deny institution under § 314(a) once a Petitioner files a Sotera stipulation. Takeaway: As the IPR petition process continues to solidify in a post-Fintiv landscape, cases such as Via Transportation, Inc. v. RideCo Inc. test the boundaries of trial court stipulations and creative discretionary denial arguments. * Simon is an IP Legal Intern in Jones Day’s Washington Office.

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Via Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Via founded?

    Via was founded in 2012.

  • Where is Via's headquarters?

    Via's headquarters is located at 95 Morton Street, New York.

  • What is Via's latest funding round?

    Via's latest funding round is Series G.

  • How much did Via raise?

    Via raised a total of $697.06M.

  • Who are the investors of Via?

    Investors of Via include Lingotto, Koch Disruptive Technologies, BlackRock, ION Crossover Partners, Janus Henderson Investors and 20 more.

  • Who are Via's competitors?

    Competitors of Via include Swvl and 5 more.

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