Our mission

Founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs from Zipcar and Tesla Motors, Drivemode is working to fundamentally change the way consumers use technology in the car. Drivemode offers a mobile-based connected car platform through consumer-facing apps, driver assistance and analytics for fleet managers, and a bring-your-own-device connected car solution for automakers. Drivemode’s safe driving app has over 2.5 million downloads in 150 countries. Drivemode has raised $9.2M from industry leaders.

Our leadership team

Yo Koga
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
HK Ueda

Co-Founder, Business Development
Prior to founding Drivemode, HK was the Product Launch Manager at Tesla Motors, leading the launch of the Model S sedan. HK has a background in automotive electronics engineering and holds an MBA from Harvard.

Jeff Standard
Jeff Standard

Co-Founder, Product Manager
Prior to co-founding Drivemode, Jeff 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
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

Our awards

Grand Prize Winner
MBA Startups 100 Winner
Global Top 100 Winner
SXSW V2V Competition Finalist
North America Top 100 Winner

Our innovation in the news

From 2014 to 2018, Drivemode’s safe driving apps and data reports have been featured over one hundred times in influential media outlets including The New York Times, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, VentureBeat, The Drive, Billboard, Fortune, and more.

For media inquiries, please contact press@drivemode.com.

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Interested in joining our team?

Drivemode offers the best, safest experience for the driver through patented glanceable interfaces, voice technologies, and hardware support. Using driver behavior and technology trends, we ensure our software stays ahead of driver needs.

Benefits include:
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Flexible work hours & open vacation policy
Competitive salaries and meaningful equity
Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
Travel between our Silicon Valley and Tokyo offices

Are you a great fit for our team? Send us an email to hi@drivemode.com with your resume and tell us what you can bring to Drivemode!

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