French mobility data platform Vianova closes a $2.2 million seed round

Vianova, an urban mobility management platform, has raised $2.2 million in a seed round, written in the company’s press release. The round was led by RATP Capital Innovation –  a subsidiary of RATP Group dedicated to investing in SMEs and startups in the new mobility and Contrarian Ventures – an early-stage European venture capital fund focusing on investments in emerging technologies, energy tech, and mobility sectors.

Founded in 2018 by Thibaud Febvre and Thibault Castagne, Vianova is a data platform that helps cities better integrate and manage connected, electric, and autonomous transport solutions in the urban space, enabling better use of city infrastructure and promoting safer and more sustainable mobility. 

This new capital will allow the company to expand its presence in Europe and enter into new markets. Vianova has quickly become a reliable data transfer platform that facilitates the exchange of mobility data between 10 cities and 20 mobility operators across Europe. The platform already includes more than two million trips a month, among city partners including Brussels, Helsinki, Zurich, and Stockholm. 

“The rapid development of urban mobility is challenging cities in the way they organize public space,” commented Thibault Castagne, co-founder & CEO of Vianova. “Mobility operators also understand the major role that cities can play in their development and success. Over the past few months, our work to bring these two worlds closer together has been extremely exciting, and we are delighted to be joined by RATP Capital Innovation and Contrarian Ventures in this journey.”