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SUMMARY

  • Nexar is on a mission to rid the world of car crashes. Using off-the-shelf smartphones and dash-cams, Nexar has created the world’s first and largest safe driving network. Nexar uses vision and sensor fusion to create sophisticated safe driving tools that detect, record, and warn drivers of real-time road hazards.

  • To date, the Nexar community has driven more than 100 million miles, and more than 10 million miles every month. This growing road and driving dataset is one of the largest and most diversified in the world. Nexar utilizes this data to improve its deep-learning algorithms and provide over-the-air updates to its community.

  • Nexar provides products and services for the insurance, automotive, and mapping industries, as well as to cities around the globe. Founded in 2015 by Eran Shir, a serial entrepreneur, and Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz, formerly Senior Fellow at Yahoo!. Nexar is backed by world-class investors such as Aleph, Mosaic, Slow, True, Alibaba, Ibex, Nationwide Insurance, and GE Ventures.

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Nexar was founded by Eran Shir and Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz in early 2015.
/images/Eran-Shir.pngEran ShirCEO & Co-Founder

Eran is a serial entrepreneur and investor, currently trying to change the driving world for the better. Previously, Eran was Entrepreneur In Residence at Aleph VC. Before Aleph, Eran was an executive at Yahoo! following Yahoo!'s 2010 acquisition of Dapper, a startup he co-founded in 2007.

/images/Bruno-Fernandez-Ruiz.pngBruno Fernandez-RuizCTO & Co-Founder

Bruno is a technologist on a mission to change the world using data and machine learning at large scale. Before Nexar, Bruno was a Yahoo! Senior Fellow, leading ad targeting and native advertising teams, and chief architect for cloud and platform. Prior to that, Bruno held technology leadership roles at Fidelity Investments and Accenture's Center for Strategic Research.

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PAST PRESS

  • Nexar gets $30M Series B for its AI-based road safety dashcams and network (TechCrunch)

  • Nexar raises $30 million for AI dashcam app (VentureBeat)

  • Israeli road hazard warning app Nexar raises $30 million (Reuters)

  • Nexar releases 55K street pics from 80 countries to spur autonomous driving (TechCrunch)

  • Nexar, Nevada team to collect data from cars, make roads smarter (SF Chronicle)

  • It takes a smart city to make cars truly autonomous (Engadget)

  • Data is giving rise to a new economy (Economist)

  • New app may help Nevada drivers down the road (Las Vegas Review Journal)

  • CityStream gives cities real-time road data (TechCrunch)

  • Nexar CityStream Uses Smartphones To Crowd-Sourced Mapping Data For Cities And Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

  • A new app turns your smartphone into an accident-detecting dashcam (Mashable)

  • CB Insights Reveals the AI 100 List At The Innovation Summit (Yahoo! Finance)

  • Free Nexar app drives safety with collision warning, dashcam and V2V (CNET)

  • Smartphone on car dashboard can warn of problems ahead (San Francisco Chronicle)

  • Next Time You Hit the Brakes, This App Could Warn the Car Behind (Bloomberg)

  • Nexar’s vehicle-to-vehicle network will use dash cam AI to prevent accidents (TechCrunch)

  • Nexar’s Smart Dashcam Recording App Arrives on Android to Help Make Roads Safer (Venturebeat)

  • Bad Drivers Are About to Be Outed by a Dashcam App (MIT Technology Review)

  • Nexar Uses iPhones to Capture Road Rage and Flag Bad Drivers (Video) (Re/Code)

  • Nexar app promises to steer you clear of bad drivers (USA Today)

  • This App Turns Your iPhone Into A Dash Cam With Machine Vision (Forbes)

  • The Dash-Cam App That Aims to Prevent Car Crashes (Bloomberg TV)

  • Captured with Nexar: Video shows cop car, bicycle collision in San Francisco (KTVU)

  • How to find bad drivers on the road near you (Washington Post)

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