HOW IT WORKS
MOJIO is a cellular device
and an app
It plugs into your car's diagnostic port, unlocking its data
Internet connecting your car
*Includes most models made after 1995
And with apps...from the world's first car app store
Makes life easier and more fun by being connected
to your favorite people, places and things
to your favorite people, places and things
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The V1 device is currently slated for distribution in early 2014.
In the case of two drivers’ phones in the same car at the same time, MOJIO will ask you which phone to pair with and will then provide that driver’s selected preferences.
MEET THE TEAM
Jay GiraudCo-Founder, CEO and Board Member
Jay Giraud is a passionate entrepreneur who believes in making the world a better place through technology products for everyday people.
Prior to founding MOJIO in 2012, Jay led a team that built the world's leading vehicle-to-grid management system for electric vehicles with customers including the US Army, Chrysler and Burlington Hydro. Today, Jay is building on his vision of bringing the Internet of Cars to market with MOJIO.
A former world traveling professional snowboarder, Jay is also a seasoned speaker and has spoken at events including Techonomy (2010), Globe (2010), Resource Point (2011), and Deloitte Cleantech (2011). A self-proclaimed nerd (and extreme sports junkie) Jay drives a Nissan Leaf and a motorbike. When not working, or motorbiking, Jay can be found someplace online. No really. It’s like that.
Narayan SainaneyCo-Founder, CTO and Board Member
Narayan Sainaney is a technology entrepreneur and business strategist with over 15 years of expertise.
Narayan has worked on high profile products for Microsoft (Office 97, PhotoEditor) and Adobe (Acrobat 4.0, Illustrator 7.0) and Aldus (PageMaker 6.5). As an entrepreneur Narayan co-founded Mindquake Software, Digital Snaps, Vitrium System and Brainify.com. He has experience in raising capital, building management teams, developing products, establishing market presence and executing sales. As an intellectual property expert, Narayan has successfully built trademark, copyright and patent portfolios.
Narayan holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with a specialization in Computer Science, from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Sauder School of Business at UBC.
When not working, Narayan is an avid sailor and amateur astronomer and may or may not have found life in space.
Richard WoodruffCo-Founder and VP Sales
Richard is a sales executive with over 20 years experience in the networking communications technology industry.
Prior to co-founding MOJIO, Richard spent 14 years in sales and sales management at Cisco Systems where he set sales records as both an account manager and as a sales leader in both direct and channel sales management. He brings with him his experience leading high performance cross-functional teams and establishing mutually successful partnerships with resellers.
Richard received his BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University and his MBA from Northwestern University and York University with the inaugural class of the joint Kellogg-Schulich program.
Off work Richard can be found boating or perfecting the greater works of Michelangelo in Lego.
David ShorePresident and CFO
David is a seasoned financial executive with a background in establishing tech companies and providing senior counsel for financing, mergers and acquisitions.
David’s corporate finance experience was initially with CIBC Investment Banking and later with his own partnership, Stirling Mercantile, where he specialized in debt and equity financings and M&A intermediary services to mid-market firms. His venture financings for early stage firms included TAP Ventures, Celeres Systems, Gale Force Solutions, MetroBridge Networks, Sutus Systems, and TeraPeak.
David formerly sat on the board, investment committee and audit committee for BC Advantage Funds (VCC) Ltd., and is former Chairman of Celeres Systems as well as a founding director of MetroBridge Networks and Compatriot Ventures. He has been a mentor and Judge for New Ventures BC since its inception in 2001 and also serves as a mentor for GrowLabs in Vancouver.
When he isn’t working, David is an avid boater and hot sauce aficionado. Asbestos has nothing on him.
Darren RobertsVP Brand and Community Engagement
Darren is a 20-year brand marketing and communications expert. He has worked in both agencies and client side and in every aspect of marketing including advertising, event/sponsorship marketing, PR and social media engagement.
Agencies he has worked for include Cohn and Wolfe, Edelman and Dentsu. Household name clients he has worked with include Starbucks, Disney, and Coke among many other global brands in technology, consumer goods and services and healthcare. Markets he has lived/worked in include New York, LA, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Toronto and Vancouver.
Darren is also a communications and brand advisory to several tech startups and sits on the Board of Children’s Wish Canada, bringing wishes to kids with life threatening illnesses.
When not working Darren can often be found hunting for the perfect martini. Shaken, thank you.
Paul KorosVP Finance
Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in numerous business and technical fields. His passions include discovering new technologies and supporting entrepreneurs and visionaries.
Successes to date have included implementing multiple industrial process improvements and B2B sales for 7-figure accounts at Domtar and Scott Paper (Kruger), and performing research studies in alternative transportation fuels and intelligent vehicle technologies for the federal government. In addition, Paul has a leading track record in successful wealth management for private clients, investor communications management for a public company and co-managing a private clothing company (with online and wholesale channels) that doubled its sales for three consecutive years with Paul on the team. More recently he served as CEO of a privately owned mineral exploration company that was sold at a significant profit for early investors.
Paul obtained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Guelph, maintains his Professional Engineer’s license in Ontario, was a top-of-class graduate at Canada’s top civil aviation school (Seneca College), and is currently working towards a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
While training to be a pilot, he's proud to have kept his number of landings equal to his number of takeoffs and when not at his desk, Paul spends his spare time trying to be right about something that may or may not be important.