SAN RAMON, Calif.– Globetouch has rebranded to Airlinq.
The leading connected car and IoT platform provider for automakers and mobile network operators, has announced a new name and a new branding. The initiative is part of its large-scale global expansion and diversification drive in 2020. Shackleton supported the company’s most recent $40 million (Series C) funding in 2017 alongside Verizon Ventures, DTCP and Hermes Growth Partners on December 31, 2017, putting the company’s pre-money valuation at $150 million. SGVC, Impact Venture Capital, Zeev Ventures, Wholesale Investor and Spark Ventures also participated in the round. Airlinq was known as Globetouch at the time.
The “Airlinq” rebranding emphasises the company’s strength as a connected car platform. It assists in the development and deployment of large scale connected applications related to the smart mobility, connectivity management and edge solutions for auto giants and telco companies like General Motors, Daimler, Volvo and Reliance Jio.
In addition to improving its existing line-up of products, Airlinq will introduce a new breed of feature packages that will power the growing trends in the automotive and telecom market. These include supporting upcoming technologies around 5G, edge computing, as well as infotainment and other personal services that will make cars more intelligent, resulting in a service-led monetization for automakers and service providers.
“Airlinq is part of our plans to expand our current product and services portfolio. The rebranding signifies an extension in focus from global connectivity to broader ecosystem enablement centric product offerings. Cutting-edge technologies like AI and IoT will build advanced mobility solutions, making it intelligent and future-ready. The objective is to ensure that our customers are ready to launch the innovative digital services rapidly without compromising on agility, data privacy or security,” said Ori Sasson, CEO at Airlinq.
Airlinq’s ecosystem of partners has always been an essential part of its success. Post the rebranding exercise, Airlinq will embark on a large-scale expansion of its existing global network of data generators, digital service partners, connectivity providers and service aggregators, creating a layer of connected fabric on which a wide variety of services will reach consumers seamlessly, surpassing all geographical and technological barriers.
Please visit www.airlinq.com to explore the new website and learn more about the products and services offered.