Via’s algorithm efficiently combines rides headed in the same direction in real-time, significantly reducing urban congestion and emissions while providing a high-quality and low-cost mobility service. In early 2020, Via initiated a fifth round of financing to further advance its vision of a more efficient, accessible and equitable public mobility model.
Macquarie’s investment was backed by the firm belief in Via as the mobility-tech platform with great long-term potential. The opportunity to create value through a strategic partnership with Via was equally important, including jointly pursuing organic and inorganic growth opportunities and leveraging the Via technology in Macquarie-backed public-private partnerships.
Macquarie Capital has built strong and trusted relationships with key stakeholders of Via, working with the company to reach its shared goal of next-gen transportation infrastructure that is scalable, energy-efficient, technology-led and affordable.
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, Via co-founders Oren Shoval and Daniel Ramot said the company will focus on applying “its technology and operational expertise to assist cities with optimising transit networks, transporting essential workers and delivering goods and services to individuals in need.” Via’s emergency services and transit network optimisation expertise are being utilised across the world in locations as diverse as Berlin, Ohio, and Malta to support communities impacted by COVID-19.
Daniel Ramot, co-founder and CEO of Via, discusses the future of transport and how ride-sharing services are set to transform the way commuters go about their day-to-day travel.
Stephan Feilhauer, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital