SPLT ‘In Talks’ with OEM to Launch Carshare Model, Exec Says

  • Natalie Mattila
  • June 12, 2017
SPLT is “in talks” with an automaker to integrate its carpool app into the OEM’s connected vehicles, as part of the startup’s plans to launch a carsharing model, Kristin Welch, SPLT’s head of business development and corporate strategy, told Auto Finance News. SPLT envisions shifting its model from B2B to business-to-business-to-consumer, Welch said. Coworkers can […]

SPLT Sketches Plans to Add Carshare Model to Prep for Autonomous Future

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 24, 2017
SAN DIEGO — There is “a lot of money” in fleet management, which is why SPLT is planning another shift in its business model to include carsharing, Kristin Welch, the startup’s head of business development and corporate strategy, said at Auto Finance Innovation 2017 last week. “We are working with a large European fleet company […]

Auto Finance Innovation Adds Startup Demos to Agenda

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 9, 2017
The second annual Auto Finance Innovation event will now include a session entitled: “Auto Finance DEMOvation,” offering a unique presentation experience where attendees have the opportunity to view demos and engage with cutting-edge industry startups. The startups participating include Blinker, Carvoy Inc., Honcker, Shift Finance, SPLT, and uQuote. Additional sessions at Auto Finance Innovation include […]

Is the Rideshare Market Too Saturated for Startups to Succeed?

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 19, 2017
In the overcrowded ridesharing market, the question of whether the industry will remain open to new players has vexed startups and investors since Uber launched seven years ago. But that unanswered question has not stopped rideshare startups from trying (and many failing) to conquer the market. These days there are carpool apps for any taste: […]

Rideshare Startup SPLT Seals Funding From Jaguar-Backed InMotion Ventures

  • Natalie Mattila
  • February 23, 2017
InMotion Ventures — powered by Jaguar Land Rover — has inked a deal with SPLT, sealing the rideshare startup’s second round of seed funding. So far, the startup raised $1.2 million in total funding, from investors including Techstars, Verizon Ventures, and Wells Fargo. SPLT joins GoKid, the ridesharing platform for families, in the InMotion Ventures portfolio. […]
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