INFINITI LAB Singapore kick-starts Smart Mobility Program with official launch event

April 6, 2017, INFINITI Newsroom

INFINITI Motor Company, Ltd. and Nest, a leading venture capital firm and innovation partner, today announced the official launch of INFINITI LAB Smart Mobility.

The announcement was made at a launch event that brought together entrepreneurs, business leaders, government officials, and influencers alike to meet seven high-potential startups specializing in the areas of smart mobility and connected technology...


The Entrepreneurial Journey: Jessika Lora of CarForce

January 9, 2017, Built In Austin

Our Serial Entrepreneur Series sponsored by IBM is a personal look into what it takes to spearhead an emerging tech company. Four our fourth installment, we spoke with Jessika Lora of CarForce about starting her first company and the desire to keep innovating.


Houston auto tech co. receives backing from Uber investor, others

October 4, 2016, Houston Business Journal

Houston-based CarForce has received a seed investment from two Texas seed investment firms, as well as an early backer in transportation tech giant Uber Technologies Inc.

CarForce is a software-as-a-service company that allows the owners of a vehicle to track a number of different maintenance features in a car. The service is designed for a car dealership leasing vehicles who want to track the upkeep of a vehicle without having to run regular reports or calling the leasee to bring the car in...


CarForce Collects Funding For Connected Car Systems

October 3, 2016, Texas Tech Pulse

Houston-based CarForce, a developer of connected car services for vehicle dealerships, has scored a round of funding, according to one of its backers, Digitech Venture Capital Fund. According to Digitech, CarForce has raised a round of funding from Digitech, Seed Sumo, and angel investor Jason Calacanis...


Digitech Invests in Connected Car Company CarForce

September 30, 2016, Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digitech Venture Capital Fund, Inc. (Digitech), alongside technology incubator Seed Sumo and Jason Calacanis (early investor in Uber), makes a landmark investment in the IoT for connected cars. CarForce was founded by a former eBay Motors executive and has a stellar advisory team. CarForce has already made a name for itself in the tech community, from winning Global Entrepreneur of the Year presented by IBM at LAUNCH Festival 2016 and Mobility Startup of the Year at SXSW’s Hatch Pitch 2016...


CarForce, the connected car company, wins IBM SmartCamp and more partnering with IBM Global Entrepreneur

June 14, 2016, IBM Global Entrepreneur Newsroom

The CarForce success story.

According to Gartner, by 2020 there will be 250 million connected cars on the road. Auto manufactures have been building cars with connected capabilities for decades with services like real-time traffic updates and road-side assistance call buttons. Yet many of these cars sit unconnected and offline. In the meantime, they are collecting massive amounts of data. Jessika Lora, the founder of CarForce, is on a mission to make use of all this untapped data to improve the driving and ownership experience. Saddled with a passion for cars and data analytics, Lora set out to create a company that would be uniquely positioned to tackle the big data questions for drivers, dealerships, manufacturers and more. CarForce’s first offering is an enterprise SaaS solution powered by the IBM Cloud that allows franchise dealerships to see service opportunities in real-time...


Wow! Check out these Entrepreneurs Changing the World around the Globe!

September 24, 2015, Social Business Sandy

This week we wrapped up our local SmartCamp events in some major cities and did we see some talent on the stage pitching! Here's this week's round up of innovators. Congratulations to these great startups for advancing to the next stage...


CarForce Won the IBM SmartCamp Austin Pitch Competition

September 19, 2015, Sillicon Hills

CarForce, a connected car startup, won the IBM SmartCamp Austin 2015 pitch competition last week at Capital Factory. CarForce provides a hardware diagnostic device that plugs into a car’s dashboard to allow dealerships to know when the car needs maintenance.


Entrepreneurship is on the Rise in the Brazos Valley

May 14, 2015, KBTX TV 

Seed Sumo is a business accelerator helping start-up companies reach their goals. More than a thousand start-ups applied for their help. Right now, they're working with what they think are the eight best.