Güil Mobility Ventures has announced the top mobility startups selected for its equity-free zero-cost program. Participating companies will have a chance to raise $1.5 million and land in LatAm under the guidance of the world’s leading mentors.
Established by the Kaufmann group, one of South America’s largest automobile distributors, güil is an international tech hub fostering impactful mobility solutions worldwide. Its ecosystem includes a VC fund, a soft launch program, and a company builder. Güil has already built an impressive “resume”; they’ve helped create and develop market unicorns like Awto, LatAm’s most popular car sharing service.
Seven companies made it to güil’s final selection, where they can connect professionally with the region’s most established stakeholders and VCs. During the 14-week personalized soft-landing, startups will have access to güil’s global network, giving them ample opportunity to implement pilots with corporations.
The list of participants includes:
Eccocar, Spain, a platform to launch, operate, and scale digital mobility services
Lazarillo, Chile/U.S., a mobile app and platform designed to increase mobility and reduce anxiety for the blind and visually impaired
Nemodata, Israel, the next generation of sustainable fleet operations, driven by data and artificial intelligence
Privauto, Mexico, a ride-hailing platform offering flexible car rentals to drive and pay as you earn
Carbula, Chile, a platform that allows you to sell used vehicles for up to 25% more money
MUV, Paraguay, the first app in Paraguay to travel efficiently, safely, and for a fixed price, with drivers who provide the highest-quality services
Flapz, Colombia/Israel, a marketplace connecting passengers with dozens of certified regional operators for a seamless flying experience.
Funds that have already confirmed their participation in the program include: BDev Ventures (U.S.), MobilityFund (Germany), WAYRA (Spain), Endeavor (Chile), and many more.
About güil Mobility Ventures
The mobility tech hub was seeded in 2019 by the Kaufmann group, an automobile distributor established in 1950 and headquartered in Santiago, Chile. Güil’s objective is to create and support startups focused on mobility. These solutions are designed to be user-centric, with a social, environmental, or economic impact. Güil Mobility Ventures consists of a soft launch program, a VC fund, and a company builder that creates companies from scratch. Within the company builder, güil has also launched a program called Recycled Ventures to support startups looking to reinvent themselves. The word “güil” itself has two meanings: “wheel,” as in mobility, and “will,” as in “willpower.”