About Us

Making the roads a safer place, one smartphone at a time.

Our Mission

To deliver connected driving to everyone.

Drivemode was founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs from Zipcar and Tesla Motors who set out to fundamentally change the way you use technology in the car. Our goal is to create products that makes you immediately wonder how you ever lived without it.

Our Leadership Team

Yo Koga
Co-Founder, CEO
Yo is a serial entrepreneur who has sat on both sides of the table from engineer to co-founder to investor at Globespan Capital. Prior to founding Drivemode, Yo led the international expansion strategy at Zipcar. Yo holds an MBA from Harvard.
HK Ueda
Co-Founder, Biz Dev
Prior to founding Drivemode, HK was the Product Launch Manager at Tesla Motors, responsible for the successful launch of the Model S sedan. HK has a background in automotive electronics engineering and also holds an MBA from Harvard.
Jeff Standard
Co-Founder, Product Manager
Jeff is a co-founder and head of product management at Drivemode. Prior to Drivemode he helped found two other startups as well as worked for several years writing software for hedge funds. Jeff holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
João Orui
Director of Engineering
Born in Brazil, João is recognized as one of the best Android engineers in Japan, winning titles such as the Android Application Award and making regular appearances on Japanese Television. João holds a Masters in Computer Science from University of Tsukuba.

Our Investors

Incubate Fund

Panasonic Corp.

Miyako Capital


Innovative Venture Fund

Our Awards

Grand Prize Winner

Global Top 100 Winner

MBA Startups 100 Winner

SXSW V2V Competition Finalist

North America Top 100 Winner

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