JIM DISANTO Managing Director

 

Jim DiSanto is a 20 year silicon valley technology executive and veteran entrepreneur. Jim has extensive experience in enterprise software, mobile applications, navigation and location based services, and automotive applications. During the past decade, Jim co- founded and lead KonaWare, a pioneer in mobile applications for transportation and logistics operators, which he sold to Yamei Electronics of Beijing, China in 2008. Jim joined Yamei as a board director and General Manager and formed strategic partnerships with automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers operating in China. Yamei was purchased by Trimble Navigation in 2011 yielding a 4X return on invested capital over two years. Prior to this, Jim co-founded Simplexity Wireless, one of the leading web MNVO with revenue in excess of $400M annually, and Vicinity (VCNT), one of the first web location based services, which went public in 2000, and was purchased by Microsoft (for MapPoint) in 2002.
Prior and during his tenure at Motus, Jim has formed extensive executive and technical level relationships with automotive OEMs, Tier One suppliers, transportation and logistics firms, global industrial corporations, fleet management services providers, telecommunications operators and suppliers, university and government research organizations, industry analysts, and more.

Jim has served as an Advisor and consultant to early stage companies focused on transportation technologies, problems and solutions. Past advisory and consultancy clients include Waze, a global leader in crowd sourced maps, navigation, and real-time traffic which was purchased by Google in 2014; Auto-Talks, a fabless semiconductor company developing V2V and V2I chipsets, and Mi-Shor, a company supplying software to enable 3D, volumetric, full theater heads up displays on next generation OLED HUD system. Jim advises and currently serves on the Boards of Doorman.co, Quanergy.com (observer), Metawave and Civil Maps.

Jim resides in Portola Valley with his wife and children and spends some of his spare time snowboarding, sailing, golfing and tending his vineyard.

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