Funding the Movement

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With its Funding the Movement program, Autonomy encourages startups to pitch in front of investors and big companies

Funding the Movement is Autonomy’s startup program in which mobility innovators from all over the world gather to pitch in front of international investors. This event is an opportunity for the selected startups to meet and connect with the actors who will be essential to their development and help facilitate their growth.


Our 2018 partners

For its 2018 edition, our Call for Startups received more than 120 applications, coming from 25 different countries. Our partners were able to select 20 of the most innovative startups in urban mobility, to invite them to pitch at Funding the Movement. By attending, their goals were to meet investors, VCs – and more globally all players in the innovation ecosystem working on mobility – and find sustainable financing and partnerships to accelerate their growth and their business.



2018 laureates

“Most Innovative Technology” award (4 winners)

Eliport (Spain) : Autonomous robots for last-mile logistics.

Jedlix (Netherlands) : Smart and green electric car charging solution.

MotionTag (Germany) : Enhances services with augmented mobility data.

Parkbob (Austria) : Data science based parking information that helps drivers to take better decisions.

Most future-forward impact for mobility

HES Energy Systems (Singapore) : First regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft concept.


Audience favorite pitch

Pony Bikes (France) : Bike sharing company with a decentralised model in which the users own the vehicles.

Other pitching startups, who also attended the following networking cocktail:

Billy (Belgique)

Karos (France)

TravelAI (Royaume-Uni) (France)

K-Ryole (France)

Valerann (Israël)

DRUST (France)

Mobeelity (France)

Webreathe (France)

Felix (France)

Scoot Networks (USA)

Zify (Inde / France)

Juuve (Pays-Bas)

SmartGreenCharge (France)



In order for them to reach their goals, startups need investors, and this is what we want to do at Autonomy with our Funding the Movement program: get funders and founders under the same roof to do business.  At Autonomy, we are proud to be part of the movement by connecting investors with ambitious and innovative mobility-themed companies.

Ross Douglas

CEO & Founder, Autonomy

Participating in Autonomy was a great way for us to discover startups from all over the world, especially in Paris which is considered by many as ‘the last-mile capital of the world.

Mark Paris

Managing Director, Urban-X

We are glad that the startups we have curated through our European Startup Prize for mobility are participating in Funding the Movement. It is indeed an exciting opportunity for them to meet investors from all over the world, and connect with innovative big mobility companies.

Karima Delli

Member of the European Parliament, Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee

I love pitch events in general, but this one was specifically great. Not only were the startups expertly curated, but the attendees were very active with their questions and diligent note-taking.

Tanja Kufner

Partner, MHP (Co-Founder at

Articles about the event

Europe’s got talent, now it’s time to fund the movement” – Ross Douglas CEO, Autonomy

The Top 6 Trends in the European Mobility Ecosystem – Tanja Kufner – Partner at MHP, Co-Founder at dynamics

Shaping the Future of Mobility: Insights from the Investor Panel at Autonomy’s Funding the Movement – Karina Schultz – Marketing at dynamics and editor of Techpoint Charlie

Funding the Movement: Meet the Mobility Startups