Palo Alto – September 19, 2018 – Rudy Burger, Managing Partner and Managing Director of Woodside Capital Partners, spoke at the AutoSens Conference in Brussels, Belgium today.
His presentation, “Global M&A & Private Company Investments in the ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle Sectors,” reports that:
- Still very strong investment climate, especially with corporate venture capital (CVC)
- Robust M&A environment with major OEMs and Tier1s scrambling for sustainable competitive advantage
- Fewer new companies being formed this year, majority of investment going into later stage rounds for more mature companies
- Investment in “full stack” AI systems remains strong despite competition from Waymo, Uber, Apple, Cruise
- China is emerging as a global competitor in all aspects of EV and autotech. Pre-money valuations are high compared to ROW
- 70+ LiDAR companies have been funded, solid state Radar may be next
He also touches on:
- ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Enabling Technologies
- Total Sensor Market Value for Automotive
- Venture Investments by Sector
- Most Active Venture Investors and Corporate Investors
- AutoTech Annual Global Financing History
- M&A Activity by Sector
- AutoTech Private Placements by Region
- AutoTech Investments
- Notable Recent Acquisitions and Largest AutoTech Acquisitions
- Where we are now and Opportunities and Challenges
You can view Rudy’s presentation here.
Managing Partner & Managing Director
Woodside Capital Partners
AutoSens connects technologists in all disciplines of vehicle perception to network, collaborate, solve shared challenges and advance ADAS technologies more rapidly. The event brings together engineers from several engineering disciplines including automotive imaging, LiDAR, radar, image processing, computer vision, in-cabin monitoring, testing and validation, certification and standards; AutoSens is a collaborative environment geared towards supporting engineering activities.
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