In case you haven’t heard, TC Sessions: Mobility is back for a second year. This one-day event, which will be held May 14 in San Jose, promises to feature some of the best and brightest engineers, policymakers, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators, all of whom are vying to be part of this new age of transportation.
Attendees of TC Sessions: Mobility can expect interviews with founders, investors and inventors, demos of the latest tech, breakout sessions, dozens of startup exhibits and opportunities to network and recruit.
We have announced several speakers for the event, including Klaus Zellmer, the president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America; Waymo’s Boris Sofman; Ike Robotics co-founder and chief engineer Nancy Sun; Trucks VC general partner Reilly Brennan; and Shin-pei Tsay, director of policy, cities and transportation at Uber.
And now we have another star to add to our TC Sessions: Mobility list. TechCrunch is excited to announce that Olaf Sakkers, general partner at Maniv Mobility, will be joining us onstage this year. Sakkers is a founding partner at Maniv Mobility, a global fund investing in mobility.
Maniv started with a focus on transportation and mobility-related startups in Israel, with a few investments in the U.S. It expanded its mission to the global stage, a move buoyed by a $100 million fund that it closed last July with backing from 12 corporations, including the venture arms of Aptiv, BMW, Hyundai, Lear Corp., LG Electronics, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Shell and Valeo.
Maniv’s portfolio includes vehicle security company Owlcam, peer-to-peer car-sharing company Turo, teleoperations startup Phantom Auto, autonomous vehicle-focused chipmaker Hailo, shared electric moped company Revel, Spain-based car subscription startup Bipi and in-vehicle software management firm Aurora Labs.
Stay tuned to see who we’ll announce next.
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