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Zendrive raises $13.5m from Sherpa Capital and others

Feb 5, 2016

Zendrive raises $13.5m from Sherpa Capital and others Shalina Pillai Data analytics and mobile technology startup Zendrive has raised $13.5 million in Series A round led by Shervin Pishevar of Sherpa Capital with participation from Nyca Partners, Thomvest Ventures, and existing investors First Round Capital, BMW i Ventures, Fontinalis Partners (Bill Ford), and Tad Montross. | TNN | Feb 5, 2016, 06.39 PM IST Data analytics and mobile technology startup Zendrive has raised $13.5 million in Series A round led by Shervin Pishevar of Sherpa Capital with participation from Nyca Partners, Thomvest Ventures, and existing investors First Round Capital, BMW i Ventures, Fontinalis Partners (Bill Ford), and Tad Montross. The funding will drive the company's focus on safety innovation. "The transportation and logistics sectors in India are undergoing rapid growth and modernization. At the same time, road safety is becoming an increasing focus for regulators and communities (240,000 fatalities on the road in 2013)," said Pankaj Risbood, Co-Founder and VP ENG of Zendrive, "Zendrive technology, by virtue of working on any smartphone, fits in very well with the requirements for a solution that is cheap, does not require hardware and can be rapidly deployed nationwide. " Through its product suite, Zendrive's SDK technology taps mobile sensors to measure driver safety through actions like acceleration, braking, swerving, and phone use, among many others. Zendrive, founded by Google and Facebook veterans, is utilizing powerful artificial intelligence algorithms and hundreds of billions of data points to analyze sensor data and return actionable insights for fleets and drivers. "Zendrive represents the natural evolution of safety for the next wave of transportation innovation," said Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Sherpa Capital. "Stacked with mobile and data experts from Google and Facebook, this team has introduced the first significant driver and passenger safety innovation since airbags. " Zendrive's technology can be used by a broad list of industries and products including on-demand services, commercial fleets, taxi aggregators, insurance, city planning, mapping, driving instruction, roadside assistance, and more. Together, these industries span hundreds of millions of drivers worldwide. With its new investment, Zendrive plans to grow its team and continue honing its road safety technology. Launched in 2013 and based in San Francisco, Zendrive's total investment has now come up to $15 million. RELATED More from The Times of India Recommended By Colombia More From The Times of India Recommended By Colombia

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Tad Montross has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Zendrive as part of their Series A on February 2, 2016.

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Amount

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2/4/2016

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$13.5M

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Date

2/4/2016

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Series A

Company

Zendrive

Amount

$13.5M

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Yes

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6

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