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Accelerator that mentors, sponsors and invests in world’s top startups selects 2% of applicants to its Batch XII, including mobility marketing startup Ivee

With a 2% acceptance rate in Plug and Play’s cohort, we are very proud to be selected. Plug and Play’s views of the future of marketing and their recognition of Ivee’s work for the in-vehicle experience speaks volumes for us.

Alex Giannikoulis

CEO, Ivee

Today, Ivee is proud to announce acceptance to the highly coveted Plug and Play Accelerator program, Batch XII. The 90-day accelerator pairs corporate innovation sponsors, mentors, and venture investors with the world’s top start-ups. Previous companies who have participated include Dropbox, Paypal, Lending Club, Honey, and Rappi.

“With a 2% acceptance rate in Plug and Play’s cohort, we are very proud to be selected,” said Alex Giannikoulis, Founder & CEO of Ivee. “Plug and Play’s views of the future of marketing and their recognition of Ivee’s work for the in-vehicle experience speaks volumes for us. The accelerator’s already provided us with valuable connections to progressive marketers and potential pilot opportunities.”

Ivee’s selection this year came from a review from Plug and Play’s corporate sponsors including Walmart, Levi’s, Synchrony Financial, The Coca-Cola Company, and more. To qualify, startups must be taking creative approaches to solving future problems for the Brand & Retail vertical. Select qualified startups received a screening review from Plug and Play’s venture team. And then, a small group of startups was invited to pitch to Plug and Play’s corporate sponsors for Selection Day in Sunnyvale.

“In Plug and Play Brand & Retail Batch XII, our brand and retail partners know that discovery and purchase happens not just in the store but constantly whether with voice at home or when ride-sharing. Ivee has taken a unique approach to making rides better for both passengers and brands,” said Will Decker, Plug and Play’s VP and Head of Brand & Retail. “They have a keen understanding of the opportunities in the passenger economy and how brands can benefit from Mobility as a Service.”

Since launching its first ride experiences in the fall of 2018, Ivee has been creating ways to improve the passenger experience on ride-hailing networks, including a cafe, spa, and karaoke studio on wheels. By combining physical and digital elements, Ivee creates ways to make rides more rewarding, entertaining, and relaxing.

About Ivee:

Ivee is a Mobility Marketing company that creates engaging passenger experiences on ride-hailing networks. Combining digital and physical touchpoints, Ivee helps brands build a meaningful connection with consumers during and after their ride.

Ivee delivers its rides exclusively on eco-friendly vehicles to fulfill its mission of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks to brand sponsorship, Ivee has supported over 100,000 zero-emission equivalent miles traveled.

You can find Ivee at @rideivee on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. http://www.goivee.com

About Plug and Play:

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 25 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 10,000 startups and 300 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club and PayPal. For more information, visit http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com.