Via acquires Israeli Plitonomi


The Israeli mobility company Via acquires the Israeli start-up Plitonomi, Calcalist has learned. The value of the transaction is estimated at several tens of millions of dollars in a stock and cash transaction. Following the acquisition, about 15 Plitonomic employees are expected to join Via employees, which was established in 2012 by Dr. Daniel Ramot and Dr. Oren Shoval.

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Via founders Dr. Oren Shoval (right) and Dr. Daniel Ramot. First purchase

Through its app, Via connects multiple people traveling in the same direction and allows them to share the route. Launched in New York in 2013, Via’s technology is now deployed in 70 cities in 20 countries, including Europe where it is known as ViaVan. Via and ViaVan currently partner with more than 100 public transportation agencies, private transportation operators, taxi fleets, private companies, school transportation and universities where the company’s technology integrates. In Israel, the service is available in the bubble Dan service, and last week a ticking service compatible with mourning was launched in Jerusalem based on Via’s technology in the Egged application.

It is estimated that Via will integrate Plitonomi’s technology into the management of vehicle and driver fleets, and with its help it will enter the fields of logistics and shipments. This is Via’s first acquisition, and it is a foothold for it at some of the world’s leading car companies, as Plitonomi is already working with Jaguar, Land Rover and Audi.

Plitonomi, which develops a platform for managing smart and autonomous vehicle fleets, was founded in 2016 by Israel Duanis and Lior Granstein, and employs dozens of workers in Tel Aviv. To date, it has raised about $ 4.5 million. Technology for launching and operating Jaguar-Land Rover’s Havn service It can manage a vehicle fleet, maintain real-time service efficiency, predict demand, run drivers and passenger applications and generate real-time insights.

Last March, Via raised $ 400 million, half of it from Exor, at a value of $ 2.25 billion. Exor owns Ferrari, Fiat-Chrysler and the Juventus football club, among others.

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