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Wunder Mobility Podcast

English, Finance, 1 season, 56 episodes, 1 day, 12 hours, 25 minutes
Welcome to the "Wunder Mobility Podcast". Every two weeks we will provide you with exciting insights around the Future of Mobility. Tune in as we invite thought leaders from the mobility sector to share their vision, products, successes, and setbacks. We cannot solve the challenges facing our industry alone. We must work together — with companies, cities, political organizations, NGOs, and more — to build our future. The Wunder Mobility Podcast provides the space for us to collaborate and learn from one another. More information is available at
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#55 Jerome Joubert, Global Head of Mobility 2.0, and Lennart Höhl, Innovation and Data Senior Lead Mobility, Allianz Par

Jerome Joubert oversees Allianz Partners´ Mobility 2.0 initiative that addresses current automotive trends such as electrification, online car sales, telematics, and their impact on motor insurance. Lennart Hoehl is responsible for innovation and data-driven offerings, specifically using connected vehicle and sensor data to develop individualized insurance and services. Together at Allianz Partners, they collaborate to ensure adaptation to the evolving mobility landscape by offering compelling solutions to business partners and end customers.
4/30/202427 minutes, 48 seconds
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#54 Juhan Kaarma, Co-founder & CEO, OXDrive

Juhan Kaarma is the Co-founder of OXDrive, an innovative and fast growing car-sharing company based in Latvia with Tesla EV’s in their fleet, among other brands. However, before launching OXDrive with his fellow founding partners, Juhan spent his early years dreaming of one day ending up on tech-crunch and even ended up building 2 SaaS businesses before he discovered his immense love for electric shared mobility. Today OXDrive has enabled over 4 million km drives on zero emission, doing their part in accelerating the Baltic region to a better and sustainable future.
3/26/202445 minutes, 3 seconds
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#53 Renn Vara, Founder & Executive Coach, SNP Communications

Renn Vara is the Co-Founder of SNP Communications, an acronym for "smart, nice people," a full-service communications agency specializing in high-performing leaders and teams. With over 30 years of experience, Renn is also a seasoned executive coach, having launched his career in 1992 on the staircases of Capitol Hill. Alongside his co-founder and wife, Mo, they have provided coaching to founders from Google to Airbnb, and even Wunder. Throughout the past decade, Renn has played a pivotal role in Wunder Mobility's journey, offering his guidance as he frequently travels to Europe. Presently, he resides and divides his time between San Francisco, New York City, London, and Istanbul.
2/28/202434 minutes, 1 second
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#52 Timo Möller, Co-Lead, McKinsey Center of Future Mobility

Dr. Timo Möller co-leads McKinsey's Center for Future Mobility, specializing in strategic and operational aspects of disruptive trends in the mobility industry, including connectivity, autonomous driving, electrification, and shared mobility. With two decades of experience, he has played a pivotal role in assisting both scale-ups and incumbents in the transformation of mobility businesses. As a partner based in McKinsey's Cologne office, Timo has led numerous research projects and contributed to the co-creation of various assets during his tenure at the firm. He holds a Diploma in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Entrepreneurship.
1/11/202448 minutes, 42 seconds
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#51 Caroline Seton, Co-Founder & Head of Growth, Forest

Caroline Seton is Head of Growth and co-founder of Forest. Caroline joined Forest from Finsbury, where she advised the UK’s largest companies on their public affairs and public relations strategies. Prior to that, Caroline was a commercial lawyer. Caroline holds a LLB, BCom and a Masters of Financial Journalism.
12/19/202336 minutes, 10 seconds
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#50 Thibault Castagne, CEO & Co-Founder, Vianova

From studying financial engineering to launching a career as a Quantitative Trader at HSBC, Thibault Castagna, the CEO of Vianova, appeared to be quite distant from the world of mobility at the time. However, he later transitioned into the role of an investment manager in the energy & macro fund, where he established and managed the renewable energy investment vehicle. This experience nurtured his passion for energy transition and electric mobility, ultimately leading him to co-found Spark Horizon in 2017. The focus of Spark Horizon was to revolutionize the e-mobility market with an innovative business model, in collaboration with Thibauld Febvre (COO). In 2019, the duo, along with Frédéric Robinet (CTO), went on to establish Vianova.
11/10/202344 minutes, 53 seconds
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#49 Dennis Brinckmann, Co-Founder & Managing Director , Velocity Mobility

From the early beginning Dennis Brinckmann Co-Founder & CEO of Velocity was an e-bike enthusiast who eventually decided to venture into the sharing economy in 2014. At the beginning of the project he focused on pursuing local goals such as the establishment of a regional e-bike sharing service with easy-to-use vehicles and low-cost rates, the concept very soon gained national recognition. However with time the concept very soon gained national recognition and became Velocity Mobility ; A technology company that already equips numerous cities with station-based vehicle sharing systems for B2G and B2B applications. Dennis is educated in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. With a strong network to politics and city administrations, he actively seeks to shape the way for the future of urban mobility.
10/9/202342 minutes, 55 seconds
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#48 Alessio Treglia , CEO & Founder, Elerent

Alessio Treglia is the CEO and founder of Elerent, a shared mobility franchising operating in 60 countries around Southern Europe. By sharing their know-how and promoting the values of sustainability and safety, Elerent enables business owners to become franchisees and bring multimodal sharing mobility in their cities. In this way, mobility services are managed directly by local actors, who are in touch with the municipality, know city initiatives and hot points, and can manage operations faster and more directly. The ideal franchisee manages different businesses in the area, such as restaurants, hotels or other services, so it’s easy to create partnerships, marketing initiatives and offer discounts to riders. Elerent is 90% a franchising, with little operations managed directly from the team. For now, Elerent has no venture capitalists, relying only on their own profitability and franchising partnerships. Before embarking on his shared mobility journey, Alessio worked for different types of franchising in Italy and Spain, such as food and retail. Mobility was a new thing for him, but an indeed fascinating ground to apply his deep knowledge to create a franchising in the sharing mobility sector.
7/18/202337 minutes
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#47 Robin Blichfeldt , CEO & Co-founder, Cogo

Robin is the CEO and co-founder of Cogo - Europe's largest shared mobility aggregator. With his vision to simplify the world of shared mobility Cogo is connecting over 500,000 electric scooters, bikes, cars, and mopeds from 300 operators across 70 countries and 700 cities worldwide. Thus, today Cogo empowers users to effortlessly find, ride, and pay for shared vehicles from multiple operators, all through a single platform. Before embarking on his shared mobility journey, Robin was the driving force behind marketing and growth across 15 markets at momondo where he played an important role for momondo’s success which ultimately led them to get acquired by KAYAK in 2017.
6/23/202342 minutes, 35 seconds
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#46 Freek Borghgraef, Co- Founder & Head of Customer Development , StriveCloud

Freek was only 16 years old when he started his first business, and straight after University he continued scaling the local gaming platform by the name of Kayzr. The platform then became the biggest in the Benelux with over 100.000 users, mainly due to the use of game-like elements. Kayzr was sold but the know-how of gamification was reused to found StriveCloud, a company that helps any kind of digital service be more successful by integrating gamification.
5/26/202337 minutes, 54 seconds
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#45 René Braun, CEO & Co-Founder , RYDES

René Braun is the CEO and co-founder of RYDES and before embarking on the journey which became RYDES , he spent what felt like his whole life working in the mobility space, always having looking at it from different angles. He first worked strategically for Bombardier Transportation, the company's rail branch, for several years, then joining the Lufthansa Innovation Hub. There, as an outdoor enthusiast, he founded a travel company brokering tours and focused mainly on the financial side of the business before RYDES' journey began in 2020. Together with Martin Miodownik, René founded RYDES two and a half years ago, raising capital from Porsche and Lufthansa as well as VCs making it first all-in-one mobility budget platform that enables companies to offer their employees flexible access to all modes of transportation, such as shared mobility, 49-euro ticket, bike leasing, or fuel and charging cards.
5/10/202345 minutes
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#44 Harry Maxwell, Head of Marketing, Fluctuo

Harry discovered his passion for shared mobility whilst working at Fifteen, the shared bike manufacturer. He now leads content efforts at Fluctuo, and is responsible for producing the most exhaustive and widely-read report on shared mobility: the European Shared Mobility Index.
4/19/202338 minutes, 56 seconds
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#43 François Hoehlinger , Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Troopy

3/29/202347 minutes, 15 seconds
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#42 Alexander Kirn , CEO, INVERS

Alexander Kirn, CEO of INVERS, has 20+ years of experience as an entrepreneur, kick-starting and running high-growth software companies. After the sale of his first company, which he founded at the age of 14, he became an investment professional at Summit Partners, focusing on the expansion of tech companies in growth markets. In 2009, he founded Fleet Technology, a holding company that brings together technology-driven companies in the mobility, sharing economy and IoT (Internet of Things) sectors. Since 2012, Alex has been CEO of INVERS and LapID Service GmbH, which today employ more than 150 and 35 people, respectively. Alexander Kirn is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
3/17/202349 minutes, 7 seconds
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#41 Patrick Arle , CEO & Founder, MotionTools

Patrick discovered his passion for the transportation industry early in 2005 when he started his studies of computer science and business management .Then continued his journey by holding several roles at Lufthansa German Airlines, including assistant to the CEO, as well as project- and product manager, working with customers such as United Airlines. Before launching MotionTools in 2017, Patrick helped to build up Wunder Mobility, a leading software and hardware provider for sharing mobility operators. Today he is the Founder & CEO of MotionTools, the All-in-One Software for logistics services that boosts efficiency and delights customers.
3/1/202350 minutes, 25 seconds
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#40 Augustin Friedel, Shared Mobility Expert

Augustin is a well-known shared mobility expert with passion for micro mobility, mobility on-demand service and public private partnerships.
6/6/202251 minutes, 5 seconds
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#39 Sam Baker, Managing Partner, MobilityFund

Sam studied Finance and Music before he started his career at eBay. He lived in Central America where he led a project funded by the Mastercard Foundation to launch innovative financial products for youth. When he returned to California Sam and Gunnar met and ultimately decided to launch the forerunner of Wunder Mobility. Today Sam is Managing partner at MobilityFund.
5/23/202240 minutes, 40 seconds
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#38 Julien Chamussy, Co-founder & CEO, fluctuo

Julien Chamussy is the CEO and co-founder of fluctuo, Europe’s aggregator of data on shared mobility services like bike, scooter, moped or car sharing. Prior to that, Julien was VP Marketing of Smovengo, the operator of Vélib which is the public bike-sharing service in Paris and the greater area. fluctuo sources data from various mobility operators and open source and uses it to provide an overview of the shared mobility industry. Every quarter, they publish the European Shared Mobility Index in which they analyze the development of user numbers or highlight and compare vehicle distribution in different European cities. We took the opportunity to dive deeper into the data and get Julien's opinion and best guesses on the vehicle sharing industry. fluctuo website: European Shared Mobility Index:
5/9/202245 minutes, 30 seconds
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#37 Jennifer Dungs, Global Head of Mobility, EIT InnoEnergy

Jennifer has spent over 20 years in the automotive industry, including Ford, BMW and Porsche. She contributes regularly to Forbes and is a global speaker on the topic of Future Mobility. Today, as Global Head of Mobility at EIT InnoEnergy, she is responsible for all mobility investments with 30 new seed and Series A investments in the last 2 years. How does InnoEnergy support the European mobility value chain? How does Jennifer envision Shared Mobility from Europe? Why InnoEnergy hasn't invested in popular shared mobility players? What are the pressing challenges in micromobility?
4/25/202251 minutes, 7 seconds
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#36 Maya Ben Dror, Practice Manager, Automotive & New Mobility, World Economic Forum

Maya's career is outstanding: she holds a PhD in dynamic transportation policy and technology transition from the Technion and has more than a decade and a half of global work experience in the public, private and third sectors, with a focus on clean technologies and sustainable transport. At WEF, she now leads the Sustainable Automotive and Mobility work. We started the conversation by elaborating on the WEF's unique approach to improving the state of the world and dived deep into the topics what they believe are the 3 main issues of the hour: 1. urban mobility transitions 2. circularity 3. automotive ecosystem in a new software era
4/11/202246 minutes, 8 seconds
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#35 Cory Schmidt, Chief Revenue Officer, Wunder Mobility

Cory is CRO of Wunder Mobility, the international provider of software and hardware for shared mobility services. In his executive leadership role, Cory oversees Wunder Mobility's marketing and sales organization as well as the account management. Over the last one and a half years Cory wrote his first book on brand primacy and how google made companies the kings of content. We spoke with him about why building a company's brand is so important and how creating valuable content helps bring organic traffic to the website.
3/28/202224 minutes, 15 seconds
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#34 Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, POLIS Network

Karen was appointed as Secretary General of POLIS in September 2014, after havening been the Network's Research Director. Since then she's leading the European network of cities and regions on urban transport innovation. For over 30 years already, members have been working together to develop and deploy sustainable and innovative urban mobility solutions for the city of today and tomorrow. Karen is certain that what was originally the preserve of the public sector, namely the provision of mobility services, is now also increasingly becoming an area in which private players are becoming active. Over the past few years, this has led to cities having to rethink and reinvent their role. With her, we explored smart ways to align innovations from industry with public policy goals.
3/14/202236 minutes, 10 seconds
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#33 Raymon Pouwels, Co-founder & CEO, GO Sharing

Raymon, 28, was born and raised in the Netherlands. Today he is CEO of one of Europe's fastest-growing shared mobility operators. While he made his first experience in scooter-sharing with German scooter manufacturer Emco, in 2019 he decided together with Donny van den Oever and Doeke Boersma to start GO Sharing with 168 mopeds in Eindhoven. Since then they have multiplied their fleet size several times and now operate a multimodal fleet of about 15,000 vehicles in 60 cities, in 6 countries. We talked about: - the need to go multimodal and why this is beneficial for customers - why corporate fleets will change and the potential for GO Sharing - Differences between European cities and the importance of excellent local teams - GO Sharing's growth plan to have 100,000 vehicles in two years - the synergies between the three companies under the GoGreen holding company - what are the fleet size requirements for different cities? - how the shared mobility landscape will look like 10 years from now
2/28/202239 minutes, 44 seconds
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#32 Thomas Grübel, CEO & Founder, GOVECS

Thomas is an entrepreneur and pioneer in the field of electric mobility with more than 20 years of experience in this field. After years in Hong Kong and a successful exit from e-max that was acquired by Vmoto, Thomas founded Govecs in 2009. Today, Govecs has a 10.5% market share in the fragmented shared electric moped market, making it the fourth-largest manufacturer in the world and the largest from Europe. We spoke with him about the benefits and advantages of being a German-based company with production facilities in Europe, the increasing importance of total cost of ownership (TCO) for a P&L-oriented mobility operator, and where he wants to steer his company.
2/7/202239 minutes, 40 seconds
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#31 Christian Springub, Co-founder & COO, Dance

Christian began his entrepreneurial career in his teenage years when he founded and ran a successful web design agency. In 2007, he co-founded Jimdo, which went on to become one of the world’s leading DIY website builders. After stepping back from daily operations at Jimdo, he founded Dance, the premium e-bike subscription provider, with SoundCloud founders Quidenus-Wahlforss and Ljung. We spoke to Christian about the market potential of tech-enabled e-bike subscriptions, how they stand out from existing sharing models, and the increasing challenges in the supply chain.
1/24/202239 minutes, 32 seconds
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#30 Silvia Fischer, Vice President Smart Mobility, FREE NOW

Silvia joined FREE NOW in 2020 to support the strategic transition from a pure ride-hailing provider to the leading Mobility-as-a-Service platform in Europe. In her role, she is responsible for integrating mobility operators into the FREE NOW platforms to achieve the goal of comprehensive multimodality. With her, we talked about the conscious decision to become a multimodal platform: - What’s behind the strategy to become Europe’s super mobility app to get from A to B? - What’s the business model of FREE NOW? - How do you differentiate from Bolt, Uber, Cabify or SIXT? - What's the size and scale of FREE NOW? - Who are the partners and what are their characteristics? - What is next in the FREE NOW universe?
12/13/202132 minutes, 57 seconds
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#29 Nico Gabriel, COO, SIXT

Nico is nothing less than a home-grown SIXT veteran. He started his career back in 2004 as a trainee and steered the SIXT core business of car rental with the branch network as Operations and Business Development Manager before he shaped free-floating car sharing as Co-CEO at DRIVE NOW. Since 2018, Nico has served as Divisional Director Mobility Operations and was thus responsible for the digitalization initiatives, the car-sharing offer and the SIXT ONE platform at an early stage. In January 2021, Nico was appointed Chief Operations Officer. Together we shed light on the reasons for SIXT's expansion from the traditional rental business to a mobility service company offering various types of mobility services, such as classic rent, carsharing, car subscriptions and even taxi rides.
11/29/202124 minutes, 5 seconds
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#28 Oliver Mackprang, CEO, MILES

Oliver Mackprang is a native Canadian who has lived in Berlin for 15 years. In 2012, he founded the carsharing aggregator company CarJump which was sold to PSA in 2016 and where the app was subsequently renamed in free2move. He has previously worked for the management consulting firm KEARNEY as well as the ridepooling provider MOIA before joining MILES in 2019. We spoke to Oliver about how MILES differentiates itself in a competitive market, what developments he has seen in recent years and what he expects in the coming years, how they are improving their operational excellence and finally the most unexpected user story he has experienced.
11/15/202142 minutes, 10 seconds
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#27 Jonas Seyfferth, Director, Strategy&

After having built up the career platform, Jonas is leading for the last ten years large-scale digital strategy and transformation projects in the automotive, mobility and TMT sectors at Strategy&, part of the PwC network. He focuses on digital innovation, data-driven business models, ecosystem partner management and corporate venturing. We explored with Jonas the question of how large automotive companies innovate and which business models he believes are emerging. In particular, the question of where new value is being created and who has the greatest chances of succeeding in those new value pools.We explored with Jonas the question of how large automotive companies innovate and which business models he believes are emerging. In particular, the question of where new value is being created and who has the greatest chances of winning new value pools.
11/3/202136 minutes, 45 seconds
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#26 Detlef Müller, Member of the German Bundestag and Member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD)

Detlef Müller is a member of the Bundestag (the German parliament) and a member of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure. He strongly believes that the federal government needs to invest money in public transportation if it wants to overcome the status quo and reach the climate goals of the Parisian Climate Agreement. In this episode, he explains the role he sees public transport and private (shared) mobility providers playing and how the providers harmonize without cannibalizing each other.
9/14/202134 minutes, 54 seconds
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#25 Daniela Kluckert, Member of the German Bundestag & Member of the Free Democratic Party

Daniela Kluckert is a member of the Bundestag (the German parliament) and serves as deputy chairwoman of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Daniela is committed to ensuring that all road users have equal rights and that decisions about the future are made in a non-ideological way. In this episode, she tells us how she envisions multimodal transport smart connections between different mobility modes in the future and how the governing authorities can provide the right impulses.
8/23/202134 minutes, 40 seconds
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#24 Stefan Gelbhaar, Member of the German Bundestag & Member of Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen

Since 2017, Stefan Gelbhaar has been a member of the Bundestag (the German parliament) as the spokesperson for urban mobility and cycling. Since 2020, he is the spokesperson for transport policy for the Green Party. We spoke to him about the three most important transport policy cornerstones of the Greens’ election program: a. tackling the climate crisis by de-carbonizing the transport sector b. improving road safety c. addressing urbanization by restructuring transport flows and introducing new mobility services (Mobility as a Service)
8/9/202140 minutes, 25 seconds
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#23 Matteo Maestri, Founder & CEO, Estrima Birò

At just 32 years old, Matteo founded Estrima with the vision to improve the quality of mobility in the city, thanks to a vehicle designed not only for private use but for hiring and sharing as well. He takes us onto the journey of his company, explains the advantages of a covered LEV and why they designed a new type of vehicle including a peer-to-peer solution.
7/28/202132 minutes, 46 seconds
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#22 Valerian Seither, Co-founder & CEO, emmy

Valerian and his emmy sharing co-founder Alexander pioneered e-moped sharing in Germany in 2015, at a time when no one was really about it. (The only other vehicle-sharing solution on the market was Car2Go.) What started as an idea conceived at a barbecue with friends turned into Germany’s leading moped-sharing company with immediately recognizable red-orange vehicles. In this special episode, Valerian takes us through emmy’s founding story, how they are improving operational excellence, why it's crucial that a customer opens the emmy app first, and why 100 meters are a super critical distance.
7/12/202144 minutes, 40 seconds
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#21 Susan Shaheen, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Susan is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-director of the transportation sustainability research center at the University Berkely. She was among the first to observe, research, and write about changing dynamics in shared mobility. We talked to her about the development of whether there will be a separation between public and private transport in the future, about how to create a healthy mobility ecosystem with complementarity and less competition, and how public transport operators innovate.
7/1/202149 minutes, 20 seconds
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#20 Michael Barillère-Scholz, Co-founder & CEO, ioki - a DB company

Since 2017, Michael has been working at ioki on the digitalization of public transport and its seamless connection to existing systems, as well as the integration of new forms of mobility. On-demand shuttles are increasingly being integrated into public transport. Michael explains to us why this makes sense, how it works and what impact autonomous vehicles will have on current transport operations.
6/14/202142 minutes, 3 seconds
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#19 Timo Buetefisch, Co-founder & CEO, Cooltra

Timo leads Cooltra, the largest provider of sustainable mobility solutions on two wheels in Europe. In 2006 Timo started with 25 units and grew it over time to almost 17.000 mopeds in cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, or Lisboa. As a first-mover in this space, he gained enormous knowledge on how to operate a moped sharing business and told us what he expects European city authorities will do in the future, unit economics, and why he recently teamed up with Free Now.
6/3/202138 minutes, 20 seconds
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#18 Hui Zhang, Vice President Europe, NIO

Hui Zhang is Vice President of NIO Europe. He heads the German and the UK office of the global electric car startup from Shanghai. According to yahoo finance, NIO has made a big name for itself among electric car makers in recent years and currently has a market cap of nearly $55 billion. Hui takes us through the NIO universe, explaining why Apple is a better role model than any other well-known automaker and why NIO believes consumers want to own a premium EV. In this episode, you'll also learn more about the innovative approach of the NIO Battery Swap Station, as well as the reason why NIO decided to start its European operations in Norway before expanding them to other countries over the next few years
5/17/202139 minutes, 39 seconds
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#17 Sandra Phillips, Founder & CEO, movmi

Before founding movmi an award-winning boutique agency specialized in shared mobility architecture, Sandra held several senior management and executive roles, most notably with Daimler, BCAA, and BMW.
5/3/202146 minutes, 5 seconds
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#16 Olivier Reppert, CEO, Share Now

As the former CEO of car2go, Olivier has been running Share Now since 2019. What started as a daring project back then is now one of the largest free-floating car sharing companies worldwide. Olivier talks about how the franchise concept makes sense, what he perceives as the key accelerators for development, the merging of rent and minute-based car sharing, and what he himself calls ultimate mobility freedom.
4/19/202139 minutes, 12 seconds
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#15 Martynas Gudonavičius, CEO & co-founder, Trafi

Martynas joined the Lithuanian start-up Trafi at an early stage and has since then spearheaded the global expansion and focused on the commercial side of the business. Trafi offers cities the possibility to connect all mobility services into one single platform where users can check itineraries and also book their tickets and trips. The service is known as Jelbi in Berlin or MVGO in Munich.
4/6/202137 minutes, 52 seconds
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#14 Lukas Neckermann, COO, Splyt

Lukas is Chief Operating Officer of Splyt, and Managing Director of Neckermann Strategic Advisors. He is a strategist, advisor, researcher, and keynote speaker on Smart Cities and Smart Mobility. In addition to several books, Lukas regularly speaks at events about his many years of insight. In this episode together with Sam, he shed light on the development of user patterns and demands, the role of a progressive city, and whether public transport is really the backbone of inner-city mobility.
3/22/202127 minutes, 15 seconds
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#13 Ozgur Tohumcu, CEO, Oxbotica

Ozgur has over 20 years’ experience in leading the sales, development, and implementation of software solutions in the automotive, smart mobility, telecoms, and IoT industries for Tier 1 clients across the USA and EMEA. Since May 2019 he drives the strategy to deliver Oxbotica's universal autonomy vision globally. In this episode, Ozgur gives insights into the actual status quo of autonomous driving, in which scenarios autonomous vehicles already operate, and what is behind the hybrid-growth model of Oxbotica.
3/8/202141 minutes, 30 seconds
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#12 Tatiana Peralta Quirós, Co-founder & Advisor, Kinto Costa Rica

Tati Peralta-Quirós is a mobility, transport, and technology specialist, with experience working across the private and public sector in the US, LatAm, and Asia, including technology start-ups, development finance institutions, and governments. She is the co-founder of Kinto-Costa Rica, Latin America’s first subscription-based Mobility as a Service (MaaS) company. With her, we explored how and why the traditional car distributor and car dealer Purdy Motors invested in a multimodal mobility platform and what impact it has on the mobility patterns in Costa Rica.
2/22/202132 minutes, 12 seconds
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#11: Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer, State of Michigan

Trevor leads Michigan's Office of Future Mobility and Electrification. s responsible for working across state government, academia, and private industry to grow Michigan’s mobility ecosystem through strategic policy recommendations and new support services for companies focused on the future of transportation. In this episode, he walks us through his vision of helping to build stronger transportation and a stronger state economy through safer, more equitable, and environmentally sound transportation for all Michigan residents.
2/8/202141 minutes, 25 seconds
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#10 Samuel Baker, President & Co-founder, Wunder Mobility

Sam studied Finance and Music before he started his career at eBay. He lived in Central America where he led a project funded by the Mastercard Foundation to launch innovative financial products for youth. When he returned to California Sam and Gunnar met and ultimately decided to launch the forerunner of today's Wunder Mobility. In this episode, Sam and Gunnar reflect on 2020 and give an outlook on the new year 2021. They speak about five trends they see: 1. The importance of local 2. Rise of public players 3. Blurring of sharing and ownership 4. New opportunities 5. Run for profitability
1/25/202125 minutes, 22 seconds
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#9: Holger Weiss, CEO, German Autolabs

Holger is a true veteran in the new mobility game. He has been around the block and played a vital role at navigation software startup gate5, the forerunner for HERE. He was also CEO of Aupeo, the leading provider of internet-based audio content for the automotive industry, which was acquired by Panasonic Automotive Systems until he founded his own startup German Autolabs in 2016. Together, we discussed the rise of voice assistance in the mobility industry, the differences between the well-known startup ecosystems when comparing investment volumes in deep tech, and how we can support growing our ecosystem in Europe.
1/11/202137 minutes, 35 seconds
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#8: Clare Jones, CCO, what3words

what3words set out to do nothing less than revolutionizing today's addressing system by directing people with three words. what3words is the world's first addressing system designed for speech and every 3m x 3m square in the world has been assigned an address consisting of just three words from the dictionary. Over 5 years Clare has contributed to its success as Chief Commercial Officer. Together we talk about the challenges, the business model, and the team behind the stunning success.
12/14/202031 minutes, 5 seconds
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#7: Christoph Wolff, Global Head of Mobility, World Economic Forum

Christoph oversees the work of the Forum with partners from the automotive, supply chain, aerospace, travel, and tourism sectors. Over the course of his career, he has held several senior management positions and gained unparalleled knowledge of the developments and challenges in the field of mobility - globally. With him, we dive deep into the work and significance of the World Economic Forum. After all, the World Economic Forum is not just the annual congress in Davos but encompasses much more.
11/30/202033 minutes, 41 seconds
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#6: Stefan Vorndran, Managing Director, Europcar Mobility Group Germany

Stefan has assumed overall responsibility for the Europcar Group's activities in Germany in 2018. Previously, he held numerous responsible executive positions at BCD Group, a market leader in the travel industry. In our conversation, we discussed current market developments, Europcar's efforts in the face of challenging circumstances, and the role of rental companies in the development of sustainable mobility.
11/16/202027 minutes, 14 seconds
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#5: Sohaila Ouffata, Managing Director, BMW i Ventures Europe

Sohaila has already had unique experiences and built up an unparalleled knowledge and network. She is part of BMW i Ventures - the world's leading automotive corporate venture fund (+500 million USD). She invests in cutting-edge solutions that focus on BMW's current and future business in the areas of technology and customer & service space. We talked to her about the exceptional approach of BMW i Ventures, the capital venture scene in Isreal, Silicon Valley, Berlin, and China, how her focus has developed over time and her passion for digital business models.
11/2/202058 minutes, 9 seconds
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#4: Ole Harms, VP Product Strategy, by Volkswagen

Ole Harms begann seine Karriere in der IT- und Strategieberatung, bevor er zu Volkswagen wechselte, wo er bis zur Gründung von MOIA im Jahr 2016 verschiedene leitende Management- und Führungspositionen innehatte. Nachdem er MOIA drei Jahre lang als CEO geleitet hatte, wurde er Teil des Gründungsteams der Car.Software Organisation von Volkswagen, wo er nun für Produktstrategie, Operational Excellence & Kommunikation verantwortlich ist. Mit uns beleuchtet er seine Vergangenheit und die Entwicklungen des Mobilitätsverhaltens der letzten Jahre. Welche neuen Mobility Services sind entstanden und welche Fähigkeiten muss ein OEM intern aufbauen, um zukünftig weiter erfolgreich zu sein? Wie entscheidend ist es für den Industriestandort Deutschland, dass sich die deutschen OEMs mit den globalen Veränderungen beschäftigen und diese entscheidend mitgestalten? Ole erläutert welche Rolle die in der Volkswagen Strategie spielt und welche Herausforderungen es zu lösen gilt.
10/19/202043 minutes, 22 seconds
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#3: Laurin Hahn, Founder & CEO von Sono Motors

Laurin Hahn ist Founder und CEO von Sono Motors. Schon während seiner Schulzeit hat sich der heute 25-jährige Laurin mit den Herausforderungen des Klimawandels und der Frage nach, wie Mobilität klimafreundlicher, effizienter und unabhängig vom Rohstoff Öl werden könnte, beschäftigt. Deshalb arbeitete er bereits nach seinem Abitur mit Co-Founder Jona Christinas an einem ersten Prototypen des Sono Motors „Sion“. Im Gespräch mit uns erzählt Laurin, welche Hürden es zu nehmen gilt und wie er mit dem Sono Motors Team ein alltagstaugliches, bezahlbares und derzeit einzigartiges Elektrofahrzeug, dessen Batterie sich zusätzlich durch die Sonne aufladen lässt, baut und massentauglich macht. Darüber hinaus spricht er mit uns darüber, welchen Einfluss Covid-19 auf das sein Unternehmen hat und wie er die Strukturen innerhalb Sono Motors weiterentwickelt.
10/5/202047 minutes, 22 seconds
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#2: Sebastian Hofelich, ex-CEO von DriveNow & ex-CFO von FreeNow

Sebastian Hofelich blickt auf eine bemerkenswerte Karriere zurück. Beginnend in der internen Unternehmensberatung der BMW Group, später als einer der Geschäftsführer beim BMW und Sixt Joint Venture DriveNow und anschließend als CFO beim europäischen Ride-Hailing Marktführer FreeNow. Sebastian gestaltet seit der ersten Stunde die neue Mobilität und spricht mit uns über die wichtigen Stellschrauben und KPIs des New Mobility Business und den effizienten Betrieb. Gemeinsam mit uns diskutiert er über mögliche Strategien und Taktiken auf dem Weg zur Profitabilität.
9/21/202038 minutes, 29 seconds
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#1: Nico Polleti, CEO & Co-Founder von Cluno

Nico Polleti ist CEO & Co-Founder von Cluno, dem wohl bekanntesten und erfolgreichsten Anbieter des digitalen Auto Abos in Deutschland. Gemeinsam mit seinen Mitgründer*innen revolutioniert er den traditionellen Autobesitz, hin zu einer einfachen und flexiblen Möglichkeit, ein eigenes Auto zu fahren, ohne sich langfristig durch Kauf oder Leasing zu binden. Im Wunder Mobility Podcast erzählt er von seinem Werdegang, warum das Auto Abo die fünfte Säule neben Barkauf, Finanzierung, Leasing, car-sharing und ride-sharing ist, wie sich Covid-19 auf Clunos' Business ausgewirkt hat und wie seine Vision für Cluno aussieht.
9/7/202040 minutes, 39 seconds
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#0: Der Wunder Mobility Podcast Trailer

Das ist die allererste Folge von unserem Wunder Mobility Podcast. Viel Spaß!
8/25/20202 minutes, 57 seconds