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Mojio Series B Round

Vancouver-based Connected Car Cloud Platform Company Mojio Closes $30M Series B Round

Vancouver-based Connected Car Cloud Platform Company Mojio Closes $30M Series B Round & Reinforces Canadian Roots Despite launching with seven global wireless carriers and multiple international financing offers, the founded-in-Vancouver company opts for Canadian-led Venture Capital. Vancouver, BC (November 30,… Read More

CarConnect adapter from Telekom Deutschland transforms any car into a hotspot on wheels

CarConnect adapter from Telekom Deutschland transforms any car into a hotspot on wheels New at Deutsche Telekom: more Internet access and more motoring safety CarConnect turns even older cars into… Read More

CarConnect from T-Mobile Austria is turning cars into connected vehicles

CarConnect from T-Mobile Austria is turning cars into connected vehicles A simple, manufacturer-independent solution using the CarConnect stick and smartphone app makes cars smart Includes a Wi-Fi hotspot for the car… Read More
Mojio Company to Watch - Technology Fast 50

Mojio named one of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch in the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Awards

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mojio, the leading open platform for connected cars, received a Companies-to-Watch award that recognizes early-stage companies with strong growth potential. As… Read More
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The new version of Smart Car from T-Mobile Czech Republic can create an in-car WiFi network

NOTE: Translated from the original T-Mobile Czech Republic press release published on November 8, 2017. The new version of Smart Car from T-Mobile Czech Republic can create an in-car WiFi… Read More

TELUS and Mojio Accelerate Canada’s Connected Car Ecosystem with the Launch of TELUS Drive+

Available today nationwide, TELUS Drive+ harnesses the capabilities of Mojio’s open platform for connected cars. TORONTO, Oct. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More Canadians are embracing the global connected car… Read More
Telekom Deutschland CarConnect powered by Mojio

CarConnect – small adapter makes any car smart

CarConnect Adapter A car doesn’t have to be new to be smart. From the end of October, the CarConnect adapter and its associated smartphone app will be turning cars made… Read More

Rogers Brings First Connected Car Device to Canadian Consumers

New Device Gives Customers Safety Notifications, In-Car Wi-Fi, and Vehicle Diagnostics TORONTO, July 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Want to make sure your teenager is driving safely to the cottage alone for the… Read More

Mojio’s Connected Car Platform Selected as Finalist for Prestigious TU-Automotive Award

The company’s open, scalable and hardware agnostic platform is recognized for creating a two-way bridge between automakers and consumers, delivering secure connected car experiences while harnessing Mojio’s robust data insights… Read More

Smarter, More Connected Vehicles at Mobile World Congress 2017

This video premiered on stage at Mobile World Congress 2017 inside Deutsche Telekom’s booth during the Partnering Hub event on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Smart. Smart phones, smart watches, smart… Read More
SAP Vehicles Network & Mojio Platform Smart Parking Solutions

SAP Showcases New Technology for Connected Vehicles with Concur, Hertz, Nokia and Mojio

BARCELONA, Spain – Feb. 27, 2017 – SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today demonstrated new technology to make life easier for drivers and rental car users through Internet ofThings (IoT) collaboration… Read More
Vidhya Ranganathan, VP of Engineering

Mojio Secures Big Data Pioneer as New VP of Engineering

Mojio taps big data pioneer Vidhya Ranganathan to manage, enhance and scale the company’s secure cloud-based connected vehicle platform. This move adds proven SaaS and cloud computing leadership to the… Read More
Mojio at Mobile World Congress 2017

Mojio at Mobile World Congress 2017

Meet Mojio in Barcelona at MWC 2017 MWC 2017, the Next Element, is poised to be the most influential trade show of the year for several transformative industry segments, including the rapidly growing… Read More
Andrew Morrison VP of Product

Mojio Taps Former FitBit Leader as New VP of Product

Mojio secures top product leadership to manage the company’s growing portfolio of cloud-based connected car solutions. This move addresses the immediate demand from mobile network operators, automotive manufacturers and insurance… Read More
Mojio, the leading open platform for connected cars

Amazon Alexa Fund and Deutsche Telekom Fueling Growth of Mojio’s Open Platform for Connected Cars with $15M Investment Round

BC Tech Fund, BDC Capital and Relay Ventures also participate in A round investment. December 12, 2016 --- Palo Alto & Vancouver --- Mojio, the leading open platform for connected… Read More

Introducing T-Mobile SyncUp DRIVE, the Un-carrier Way to Connect Your Car

T-Mobile SyncUP DRIVE™ is an all-in-one solution for in-vehicle 4G LTE connectivity, driving analysis, vehicle tracking and maintenance monitoring. Bellevue, Washington — November 7, 2016 — Tap the brakes, you… Read More
ZTE Made for Mojio OBDII Device

ZTE and Mojio Make Nearly Any Car Part of the Internet of Things

If your car could talk, what would it say? Thanks to a collaboration between ZTE and Mojio, unlocking your car’s hidden data is now possible with T-Mobile’s SyncUP DRIVE™. 7… Read More

Mojio at Mobile World Congress: the Connected Car is the New Mobile Platform

Following on the heels of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, a revitalized automotive industry has dominated yet another major tech conference: Mobile World Congress 2016. Amongst talk of 5G network… Read More
Mojio Gives Your Connected Car a Voice

Mojio gives your connected car a voice with Amazon Echo

Mojio humanizes the connected car experience with Amazon's voice service Mojio, meet Alexa. Alexa, meet Mojio. Amazon Echo* is designed around your voice. It's hands-free and always on. With seven microphones… Read More
Fall Car Care Tips

Top 10 Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Car Care Month

It’s official, Autumn has arrived. From pumpkin spiced lattes to the abundance of colorful foliage, there are plenty of reasons to call fall your favorite season. It’s also Car Safety… Read More

Labor Day Dream Drives

Labor Day Dream Drives Labor day recognizes the achievements of workers all over North America. This weekend, celebrate your hard work and go for a road trip to round off… Read More

Mojio Launches Mojio Drive – A Connected Car Apps and Services Marketplace for Today’s Connected Driver

Mojio’s open development platform and 3G+GPS device make any car a connected car SAN FRANCISCO and VANCOUVER – 9:00am ET, August 12, 2015 – Mojio, the leading open platform for… Read More

Top 3 American Dream Drives

Top 3 American Dream Drives for Independence Day Weekend Happy Independence Day America! America wouldn't be what it is today without the automobile and the open road. In fact, according to… Read More

Top 3 Canadian Dream Drives

Happy Birthday Canada! You look just great for 148 years old. In fact, Canada is known across the world for its beautiful scenery and one of the best ways to take… Read More

Mojio announces investment by Amazon Alexa Fund

Mojio announces investment by Amazon Alexa Fund Today we are excited to announce a new investment in Mojio, as one of seven initial investments by the newly formed Amazon Alexa… Read More

Mojio Launches Hack Your Ride Apps for Cars Hackathon

Mojio to Host Hack Your Ride Apps for Cars Hackathon Starting on June 16th, developers race to create the best connected car app VANCOUVER – 9:00am ET, June 16, 2015 – Mojio,… Read More
A Car Mechanic On Your Wrist

Mojio Adds New Connected Car Apps to the Apple App Store

Gauge and Cloak put a mechanic in your pocket and a car alarm on your wrist VANCOUVER – June 11, 2015 – Mojio, the leading open platform for connecting cars,… Read More

Mojio Launches New Connected Car Apps for Android: Gauge & Cloak

Mojio Launches New Mechanic and Car Alarm Connected Car Apps for Android Gauge and Cloak put both a mechanic and a car alarm in your pocket SAN FRANCISCO and VANCOUVER… Read More
Apps World North America Connected Car Hackathon

Apps World 2015 Hackathon – Build a Connected Car App

Apps World Hackathon - Build a Connected Car App It's almost summer and the Connected Car is hot. How hot? Well it's poised to hijack one of the year's biggest and best… Read More

Trip Tracking and Expensing App for Connected Cars

Meet a Mojio Developer: Kathy Consigli of NextWave Mobile Apps Mojio is building the world's largest and most diverse open platform for connecting cars. For drivers, this equates to a… Read More

Mojio Cruises into $8 Million Series A Round

Funding led by Telekom Capital will fuel global growth and expansion (Vancouver, BC) – March 24, 2015 -- Mojio, the leading open platform for connecting cars, today announced it has closed… Read More

Mojio on the Move: DeveloperWeek 2015 & the Accelerate SF Hackathon

DeveloperWeek 2015 & the Accelerate SF Hackathon We first met the OILHUB team (Jesse Hernandez, Brett Yoncak and Anthony Williams) in February at the Accelerate SF Hackathon in San Francisco, as… Read More

Mojio Launches Connected Car Channel on IFTTT

Mojio Connects Cars with Apps, Services and IoT Devices on IFTTT Mojio is proud to announce the launch of its new channel on IFTTT. Mojio's IFTTT channel will connect Mojio-powered… Read More

Grand Prize Winners in the Mojio & Windows Phone Developer Contest

The Connected Car Comes to Windows Phone When it comes to development, there is no name more synonymous than Microsoft. This was clearly showcased by the incredible response to our Mojio & Windows… Read More

Car Blackbox – Grand Prize Winner in the Mojio & Microsoft Developer Contest

Car Blackbox - Grand Prize Winner (Tie) Category: Gamification App Developer: Pablo Gimenez CarBlackbox has been developed to make every day driving more rewarding. As CarBlackbox's developer, Pablo Gimenez, describes… Read More

License Plate Game App – Grand Prize Winner in the Mojio & Microsoft Developer Contest

License Plate Game - Grand Prize Winner (Tie) Category: Gamification App Developer: Koen Demkes Searching for programming inspiration, Koen Demkes went back in time to revisit his childhood road trips… Read More

Easy Auto Log™ App – Grand Prize Winner in the Mojio & Windows Phone Developer Contest

Easy Auto Log™ - Grand Prize Winner Category: Business App Developers: Rick Sebastian, Kathy Consigli & Kara Behnke This submission comes all the way from the beautiful Gold Coast of… Read More

Drive Green App – Grand Prize Winner in the Mojio & Microsoft Developer Contest

Drive Green - Grand Prize Winner Category: Green App Developers: Robert Hellestrae & Katherine Martin The green driving team of Robert Hellestrae and Katherine Martin took on the timely challenge of addressing carbon emissions… Read More

BuddyGuard App – Grand Prize Winner in the Mojio & Microsoft Developer Contest

BuddyGuard - Grand Prize Winner Category: Fleet App Developer: Josip Primorac Making driving more safe and secure is a huge component of the connected car future. In fact, a recent study from Nielsen found… Read More

SpeedTrap – Grand Prize Winner in the Mojio & Microsoft Developer Contest

SpeedTrap - Grand Prize Winner Category: Wildcard App Developer: Dana Gibson Dana Gibson's vision for his connected car app, SpeedTrap, was born out of frustration from what he considers to… Read More

Meet a Mojio Developer: David Barton-Grimley of Dooing

Mojio is building the world's largest and most diverse open platform for connecting cars. For drivers, this equates to a vast, ever-improving app store for their vehicles. As impressive as… Read More

A Word on Hacking the Connected Car

A Word on Hacking the Connected Car By Narayan Sainaney, CTO Mojio There’s been a great deal of interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) and, in particular, connected cars.… Read More

Mojio on the Move: 2015 AT&T Developer Summit & Hackathon

There's no better place to code than a nightclub in the desert. If you are a developer, designer, student, or entrepreneur interested in working with the latest technology, tools and services for… Read More

Connecting the Dots, the Data and the Car: Jay Giraud Speaks with Apps Alliance at CES

Jay Giraud Speaks about the Connected Car with Apps Alliance  2015 is quickly shaping up to be the defining year for the connected car. This was readily apparent to anyone who followed… Read More

Mojio wins “Best OBDII Port Connected Car Device in 2014”

Mojio's 3G+GPS OBDII Device Voted as the Winner in the 2014 Tech CARS Awards AUTO Connected Car News has announced the winners of the Tech CARS (Technology of Connected Autos… Read More

Mojio Announces International Coverage With AT&T

The 3G+GPS device now connects cars internationally (Vancouver, BC) – January 13, 2015 -- Mojio, the leading platform for connecting cars, today announced it can now connect most any car… Read More
Connected Car Apps Windows Phone

Mojio & Microsoft – Together At Last

Mojio, meet Windows Phone. Mojio is excited to announce the launch of the Mojio & Microsoft Developer Contest. Mojio and Microsoft have teamed up to search for innovative developers to bring Mojio-powered Connected… Read More

Mojio powers “Hack the Drive” Connected Car Hackathon

Huge hackathon begins on January 9th with a car as the grand prize January 7, 2015 (CES 2015, Las Vegas): Mojio today announced that the company is powering the “Hack… Read More

Meet a Mojio Developer: Zul Momin of FuelSignal

Mojio is committed to building the world's largest and most diverse open platform for the Connected Car. For consumers, this equates to a vast app store for their vehicles. As… Read More

Mojio on the Move: The 2014 LA Auto Show & Connected Car Expo

      In mid-November, Mojio took a trip down the West Coast to participate in the first annual Connected Car Expo, as part of the 2014 LA Auto Show.… Read More

Mojio’s Naughty or Nice Holiday Driver Survey

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Mojio Launches Connected Car Solution for Everyone

The 3G+GPS device connects any car; its open platform enables a world of app possibilities November 4th, 2014 (Vancouver, BC): Mojio today announced availability on and at, bringing… Read More

The Connected Car: why can’t the automakers deliver the experience people expect?

Let’s start by talking about expectations. We’ve all grown up watching car commercials boasting about everything from more horsepower, higher gas mileage, a better sound system to deeper discounts, “just… Read More

TELUS and Mojio to deliver “connected car” technology to Canadians

Powered by the TELUS network, Mojio’s innovative solution will bring connected car technology to Canada years before it’s prevalent in new cars Vancouver, BC – As auto manufacturers race to… Read More

AT&T and Mojio Sign Agreement To Bring Connected Car Technology To The 160 Million Cars That Are Already On US Roads

With Mojio’s open platform and AT&T’s expansive mobile network, the reality of the connected car is now accessible to everyone September 23, 2014 – (Vancouver, BC): Mojio today announced it… Read More

Glympse and Mojio Partner to Provide Location Sharing Beyond the Smartphone

Glympse Technology Now Incorporated into Mojio’s Connected Car Solution SEATTLE – September 10, 2014 – Glympse, the pioneer of time-based location technology, today announced a partnership with Mojio, the leading… Read More

Loving Mojio’s API

“An API is a journey, not an endpoint, and always a moving target.” -John Musser I thought I would write about what we intend to do to help make Mojio’s… Read More

Mojio Announces HAL 9000 Operating System

April 1, 2014 -- In a surprising move ahead of Google and the self-driving car, Mojio today announced that it is releasing a HAL 9000 operating system to connect your… Read More

Mojio Partners with Kiip to Reward Everyday Driving Moments in Connected Cars

Today, at the ad:tech SF session The Next Ads Frontier: Smart Homes and Connected Cars, Kiip CEO and co-founder Brian Wong and Mojio CEO and co-founder Jay Giraud announced that… Read More

Community Update: Seed Funding, Beta Program and a Brand New Look

Mojio Secures $2.3 Million in Financing We're excited to announce that our Seed round of funding is complete. Led by Relay Ventures, 500 Startups, BDC and several private investors, the… Read More

Mojio Secures $2.3 Million Seed Financing and Previews Key Features for First Version Connected Car App

Investment led by Relay Ventures secures company’s runway to market VANCOUVER, BC – October 28, 2013 – Mojio (MO-jee-oh), the company connecting cars to your favorite people, places and things,… Read More

What I learned at the Grow Conference

Last week I had the good fortune of attending the 2013 GROW Conference, held at the new Vancouver Convention Centre. We were given the opportunity to present Mojio to an… Read More

What Apple’s in-car Airplay feature means for Mojio

On June 7 Apple announced partnerships with several automakers, to finally bring your iPhone experience into the car through the upcoming release of iOS 7. At WWDC Apple said the feature would… Read More

Mojio Releases Software Development Kit for Developers to Make Apps That Work for Cars Made Since 1996

Well-supported SDK is easy to use and establishes first app store for cars   (Vancouver, BC) – June 4, 2013 – Mojio, the company connecting cars to your favorite people,… Read More

Telematics company launches worlds first open platform for car apps

Telematics company launches worlds first open platform for car apps on Indiegogo, adds Bill Weihl to advisory board  Vancouver, BC – November 29, 2012 –, (mo-jee-o) the first open platform… Read More

Supporting the Dept. of Energy’s Apps For Vehicles Challenge

Supporting the Dept. of Energy's Apps For Vehicles Challenge mojio would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to the hardworking people at the Dept. of Energy's Apps For Vehicles… Read More

Hack more than just a better driving experience.

Imagine the foot tapping, followed by the even more rapid pacing back and forth, arms folded tight across the chest, and that frosty glare the moment you pull up. You’re… Read More

Update #1

Contributors! Thank you all for your support. We'd like to call you Ambassadors, for seeing the big picture and being someone who'll help spread the vision we have for creating… Read More

Update #2

" innovative solution that could deal a major blow to the features that automakers have come to count on..." Enprecis We're running into the end of week 2 on our… Read More

What is the Internet of Things?

  We've lived the last 10-20 years in an increasingly connected world of people intertwining their lives with others through computers. But there is a quiet, new revolution emerging, and… Read More