venture capital

Follow the Money: Where is the Investment Going in Auto?

Venture capital. What’s the breadth of the role it plays in today’s automotive landscape, and what avenues are getting the most attention from top investors and why?

That’s what the 2019 Automotive Intelligence Summit aims to address come July 23-25 in Raleigh, N.C. That’s why Investing & M+A is one of the core focuses of the second year of the AIS event — that aims to touch on each new horizon for the future of auto and auto finance.

The Auto Fin Journal reported earlier this spring that according to the “2018 U.S. Fintech Market Report,” complied by S7P Global Market Intelligence, investment surpassed $5 billion last year in six categories: payments, insurance technology, investment and capital markets technology, digital lending, banking technology and financial media and data solutions.

“Buzzwords will come and go, but there is no end in sight for technological innovation in financial services. That innovation will become even more efficient as tech-oriented companies and financial institutions play to their strengths,” S&P Global Market Intelligence said in the report.

Dinesh Chopra, Chief Strategy Officer, Ally Financial

And that’s part of why we are bringing some of the top names in the VC auto biz and auto finance industries  together to give you the lowdown. See the lineup below to know which experts you’ll be hearing from on the latest in investment in auto come July at AIS 2019:

  • Quin Garcia, Managing Director, Autotech Ventureswill host a general session at AIS 2019 to offer  his perspective from a venture capital firm focusing on the $3T ground transportation sector.
  • Find out what the industry will solve next when it comes to fintech —and which of these technologies are catching the eyes of top venture capitalists. Fintech experts sitting on this panel discussion include Sharen Mancero, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Preferred Capital; Dinesh Chopra, Chief Strategy Officer, Ally Financial, and more.
  • Cybersecurity. Top of mind for many in the auto industry, as autonomous cars, connectivity and mobility lead the way toward next-gen vehicle ownership. What cybersecurity technologies are receiving the most investment attention and why? Find out during a Fireside Chat with AIS chair Bill Zadeits and Ryan Bachman, SVP Global Chief Information Security Officer, GM Financial.

Marguerite Watanabe, President, Connections Insights

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  • The auto fintech landscape continues to evolve with market players striving to differentiate their value propositions to auto finance companies and banks, dealers and/or consumers, as well as the investment community. Returning AIS speaker Marguerite Watanabe, President, Connections Insights, will explore what this evolution means at AIS 2019.

See the full 2o19 Auto Intelligence Summit agenda here.

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