HIGH MOBILITY is the first car data company to seamlessly combine an online testing environment with a live vehicle data marketplace.


Leadership team


Risto Vahtra

CEO, Founder

Hailing from the design team at Volvo Cars, Risto is an experienced and dexterous technical designer with a strong sense of industry trends in product development. Together with Kevin Valdek, Risto founded HIGH MOBILITY to solve the disconnect between developers and the automobile industry. Their unique proposition, an online testing environment with a live vehicle data marketplace, seeks to bring these two communities together seamlessly, for both developer and car maker.


Kevin Valdek

CTO, Founder

After many years in software development, and working as a team lead in connected car projects with Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat/Chrysler, Kevin founded HIGH MOBILITY with Risto in 2013. Kevin brings to the table his considerable exposure to the connected car industry and extensive technical expertise, honed over the last decade as both a team lead and software engineer with numerous global car brands


Martin Lauer


With more than 20 years of management and leadership experience in financial leadership roles at both international corporations and medium-sized enterprises, Martin’s impressive range of expertise in the IT & automotive industry positions him perfectly in his role as COO at HIGH MOBILITY. In addition to his financial leadership expertise, Martin demonstrates operational excellence and an impressive understanding of startup fundraising with which to guide the leadership team.


Manuel Scheibel

Sales Director

Manuel joined the HIGH MOBILITY team from global e-mobility player Hubject - joint venture between BMW Group, Daimler Bosch and others. Before that he worked for IBM.
With a background in leading B2B sales teams, devising sales strategies and overseeing market development in the mobility sphere, Manuel is using his experience to develop our data consumer ecosystem (demand side) as well as vehicle data partnerships with leading OEMs worldwide (supply side).


Advisory board and investors


Fabian von Kuenheim

Chairman & Investor

Lead investor, former CEO of Magirus AG, member of the advisory board at Commerzbank and curator at the Fraunhofer Association.


Stephan Schulze

Board member & Investor

Representing IBB. IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft provides innovative Berlin-based companies with venture capital and has established itself in Berlin as a market leader in early-stage financing.


Holger Weiss

Board Member

Venture partner at Target Partners, founder of German Autolabs, former CEO of Aupeo, director of NOKIA gate5, 15+ year track record in managing tech companies with focus on consumer-driven services in the automotive space.


Funding history


03/07/2018 HIGH MOBILITY secured a capital increase round of €3 million from its existing investors. Following this vote of confidence HIGH MOBILITY announced plans to further its efforts in bringing its unique developer platform to an even wider developer community.



16/03/2016 An angel consortium headed by Fabian von Kuenheim and the Berlin based venture capital firm IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft invested in HIGH MOBILITY.



Collection of media mentions


12.08 @Gründerszene Infotainment fürs Auto? Das können Startups besser als Konzerne Read >

30.07 @Automobilwoche 100 Digital Leaders – High Mobility: Problemlöser aus Berlin Read >

14.05  @Compelo  How Porsche and Aston Martin are building the future of luxury cars  Read >

15.03  @Porsche Team Spirit  Read >

26.02  @Mobile Geeks  Porsche fährt mit Vollgas und neuen Ideen in die Zukunft  Read >

26.02  @CarIT Porsche startet Programmier-Wettbewerb  Read >

11.01  @Der Tagesspiegel  Hier sind die Berliner Start-ups Auge in Auge mit Google  Read >

10.01 @IoT Now High Mobility brings third party services to Mercedes-Benz customers  Read >

10.01  @Geenius  Eesti startup laseb arendajad Mercedese autosid “häkkima”  Read >


10/2018  @Technology Review  Mobilität: Eine für alle  Read >

11.09  @Eesti Päevaleht  Eesti idufirma aitab Porschel ja Mercedes-Benzil autosid tänapäevastada  Read >

01.08  @Das Digitale Auto  Connected Car: Porsche öffnet AUTO API für Drittanbieter  Read >

03.07  @Gründerszene  Drei Millionen für Berliner Startup High Mobility  Read >

03.07  @ITuudised  Autoäppide firma sai investoreilt 3 mln eurot  Read >

22.05  @Car-IT  AUTOmator gewinnt Ideencontest von Porsche  Read >

11.05  @Geenius  Porsche on sunnitud elektriautosid tootma ja kui juba, siis...  Read >

05.04  @NGIN Mobility  Porsche beteiligt sich an israelischem Daten-Startup Anagog  Read >

24.03  @CAPDIGITAL Y² : Pimp your ride avec la voiture modulaire française  

26.02  @Daimler STARTUP AUTOBAHN Expo Day  Read >

24.01  @ProgrammableWeb Mercedes-Benz Releases a Connected Vehicles API  Read >

22.01  @Telematics News Mercedes-Benz launches connected vehicle API powered by High Mobility  Read >


// @EY Fast growth in Germany: Tech start-ups and investors setting new benchmarks (PDF, p32) Read >

01.12  @Porsche Newsroom Porsche announces launch of an open innovation platform  Read >

07.12 @Auto Finance News Porsche Targets Fintech Mobility Startups For New Accelerator  Read >

05.12 @Intellicar Porsche Announces 'Next OI Competition' As Part of Open Innovation Platform With Berlin Connected Car Startup HIGH MOBILITY  Read > 

05.12 @Emerce Porsche start competitie voor ontwikkelaars  Read >

04.12 @CAR IT Porsche startet offenen Ideenwettbewerb  Read >

04.12 @NGIN Mobility News der Nacht: Heute startet neues Ridesharing-Angebot in Hamburg  Read >

01.12 @Tuner Portal Porsche NEXT OI Competition  Read >

01.12 @Tuning Test Porsche NEXT OI Competition  Read >

01.12 @NGIN Mobility Porsche startet Innovations-Plattform – zusammen mit Berliner Startup  Read >


01.12 @Newsroom.Porsche Porsche announces launch of an open innovation platform  Read >

01.12 @Gründerszene Porsche startet Innovations-Plattform – zusammen mit Berliner Startup. Read >

21.09  @Deutsche Startups  Vollgas! 34 Startups rasen auf die Startup Autobahn  Read >

19.09  @StartupAutobahn  Europe’s largest innovation platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN launches its third 100-day program in Stuttgart  Read >

09.08  @NMW  NMW Lab17 – Get to Know our Ten Finalists  Read >

11.07  @Geenius  Eesti idufirma vähendas autoäppide loomist poolelt aastalt paari nädalani  Read >

17.05  @Geenius  Prototroni edulugu: High Mobility teeb autod nutikaks  Read >


31.12  @Medium  Three German mobility startups to watch  Read >

16.08  @Suddeutsche Zeitung  Old und New Economy gehören zusammen  Read >

03.05  @GPS Business News  PODCAST  High Mobility: Connecting Cars with Consumer Devices  Listen >

05.04  @GoalEurope  #estonianmafia: March startup recap  Read >

17.03  @Geenius  Äsja miljoni-investeeringu saanud High Mobility ehitab auto ümber digitaalse “naha”  Read >

16.03  @EU-Startups  Connected Car: Berlin-based High Mobility closes 7-digit seed funding round  Read >

16.03  @Gründerszene  Berliner Autostartup High Mobility erhält Millionenfinanzierung  Read >

16.03  @StartupValley  High Mobility sichert sich erste Finanzierungsrunde  Read >  


16.09  @Forte  Eesti firma muudab autotööstuse tulevikku, usuvad tehnoloogiahiiud  Read >

14.09  @Fortune  10 truly innovative auto startups  Read >

21.08  @Volkswagen Magazine  Silicon Tallinn with new Passat GTE


10.09  @Arileht  Eesti idufirma aitab tulevikus autol maailmaga suhelda  Read >


13.10  @TechCrunch  High Mobility Launches To Give Cars The Power Of Apple’s iBeacon  Read >

10.08  @Gründerszene  Die Pitchwütigen Read >

05.08  @Daimler Kickoff of Accelerator-Program Startupbootcamp in Berlin  Read >  

08.07  @Silicon Allee  From Baby Monitors To IM Translation: SBC 13 Participants Chosen  Read >