motormindz is a venture consultancy

we advise and invest

to create and scale

new product ecosystems

motormindz is the industry’s premier automotive consultancy serving OEMs, technology providers, mobility, and automotive retail.

 

We’ve brought together the largest network of C-Suite automotive and technology subject-matter experts ever assembled into a model that delivers on unique operational leverage to transform new and emerging technologies into proven solutions.

 

We advise and invest to accelerate companies of all sizes, enabling new ecosystems that capitalize on the opportunities brought on by the evolving automotive consumer.

 

Our real-world experience, proprietary access, and expertise uniquely enable us to help our clients learn what they need to know, rather than repackage what they already know.

 

Our experts know the business, do the work, and own the results.

motormindz

for

STARTUPS

Mentor. Leverage. Scale. Rapidly.

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motormindz for STARTUPS

Mentor. Leverage. Scale. Rapidly.

 

Through our unique and powerful Assessment Process, we utilize our one-of-a-kind SME network – and the decades of operational experience each of these specialists and executives possess – to explore, vet, and select only the very best startups from around the globe to be motormindz Solution Partners.

 

Vetting hopefuls across various metrics specifically tuned to not only evaluate a given startup’s ability to achieve rapid adoption of its product or platform across the industry at scale – we also look “beyond the product” for the ideal blend of startup culture, founder character, team creativity, and shared values – to ensure that the partnership is as fruitful as possible, while limiting downside risk to the portfolio.

 

Once Solution Partners make it through our rigorous selection process, where we select only 3-5% of the hundreds of technologies we evaluate each year – we work very closely with them to refine their product roadmap and strategy as well as their go-to-market and sales tactics, by utilizing our SME network’s combined thousands of years of operational leverage. By working with the people who have sat in every client seat that startups pitch to,  we provide unique insight into product viability & scalability, as well as possible roadblocks and potential pitfalls.

 

After the strategy and tactical plans are set, and it’s time to activate against them – we leverage our proprietary C-Suite access across the industry to get our Solution Partners the right meetings, at the right time and in the right order, with the right decision makers to supercharge their success and accelerate their business’s scalability.

 

This unique network operational leverage combined with our proprietary access is what gives motormindz – and its selected Solution Partners and Investors – the ability to achieve early stage gains with late stage risk.

motormindz

for

OEMs

Experience. Advice. Results. Intelligently.

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motormindz for OEMs

 

 

Experience. Advice. Results. Intelligently.

 

The magnitude and frequency of the challenges faced by today’s OEMs are not unique – but each and every OEM’s corporation, brand, market share, and growth & sales objectives do create highly unique situations that only automotive executives who’ve directly faced these highly specialized  situations can truly understand.

 

Fortunately, we have just what you need.

 

We’ve brought together the largest network of C-Suite automotive and technology subject-matter experts ever assembled into a model that delivers on unique operational leverage to transform new and emerging technologies into proven solutions.

 

We regularly advise and invest to accelerate technology companies of all sizes, thereby enabling new ecosystems that can help you solve old problems. And with our thumb on the pulse what’s working the best to solve real problems, our professional services teams can help you capitalize on the opportunities brought on by the evolving automotive consumer.

 

Our real-world experience, proprietary access, and expertise uniquely enable us to help you learn what you need to know, rather than repackage what you already know. Our experts truly know the business, do the work with your teams, and 100% own the results.

motormindz

for

DEALERS

Collaborate. Innovate. Partner. Practically.

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motormindz for DEALERS

 

Collaborate. Innovate. Partner. Practically.

 

We run Innovation Labs regularly with the top performing and most influential dealers across the country to dig deep on the biggest challenges they (and you) are facing in the business of running a dealership.

 

Through an interactive, speaker-driven, round-table format – we work through the identification and refinement of the biggest things keeping dealers from reaching more and better customers, from operating more profitably, from growing and scaling to more rooftops, and from utilizing all the new technology & data available to dealers today – all through the lens of finding, capturing, and servicing more and more happy customers, and ultimately selling more vehicles.

 

The challenges and opportunities identified within this intense and powerfully collaborative format affect the entire industry, and directly shape our search for technologies and solutions for the industry. Our investment and technology search theses are directly derived from the intelligence and experience of this group, and we’re constantly listening and refining these findings as we take our learnings out across all of our nationwide dealer relationships.

 

The whole purpose of the Innovation Labs is to answer one question: How can motormindz collaborate with you to innovate and grow your business, practically?

 

And the answer turns out to be pretty simple: By clearly understanding the biggest challenges you face every day, and bringing you highly-scalable, highly successful solutions to those exact problems.

INNOVATING THE

EARLY-STAGE

VENTURE CONSULTANCY

We invented the early-stage automotive consultancy, and we constantly look to elevate, iterate, and innovate our unique model to produce ever more intelligent, viable, and scalable solutions for both OEMs and dealers – as well as more potential upside for both our investors and our startup partners than is possible through traditional incubator or accelerator models.

 

Since our inception in 2014, we’ve introduced and scaled dozens of new platforms and solutions to the industry with an average ROI multiplier of 9x across our portfolio.

the mindz

UNIQUE AND DIVERSE. We are global automotive industry and technology experts, collaborating in a time of rapid innovation and change. The unprecedented reach, experience and connections within our team uniquely qualifies us to immediately assess a situation across multiple verticals, then define and integrate a solution.

Please use the arrows to scroll through all our mindz.

our focus

Our technology focus varies widely by both industry sector, and specific application – but is loosely organized across a few functional verticals:

Our ACES group follows a thesis focused on technologies and investments in the transformation of mobility focused on early-stage solutions to four core challenge areas:

SAFETY

Safety & Liability
Onboard Network
Cameras & Sensing
Mapping

DATA & INSIGHTS

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Connectivity
Reporting
Logistics

EFFICIENCY

Range & Charge
Materials Sciences
E-motors
Alternative Combustion

CULTURE

Adoption
IoT & Apps
Adv. Manufacturing
Quality Assurance
Cybersecurity

Our RETAIL group follows a thesis focused on technologies and investments in the transformation of customer experience focused on early-stage solutions to four core challenge areas:

DIGITAL RETAILING

Conversational Interfaces
Artificial Intelligence
Omni-Channel/Omni-Tier Continuity
Experience Syndication
Data & Insights

DEALERSHIP OF THE FUTURE

Connected Infrastructure
Intelligent Store Management
Data Standards/Governance & API Platforms
Autonomous Shopping
Rich Experiences

EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING

Real-time Content at Scale
Post-sales and Delivery Platforms
Intelligent Events
Extension of the Dealership
Intelligent Data Collection & Syndication

FIXED OPERATIONS

Parts Management
F&I
Connected Service
Intelligent Maintenance

Our VENTURES group assists in providing strategy and consulting to selected Solution Partners within our portfolio as it relates to capital raises and investments at various stages (seed, Series A).

We regularly work with early and late-stage venture capital, private equity groups, and angel investors to share deal flow, and make introductions of our Solution Partners to potential investors identified by our partners, so that they can work to raise the capital they need most successfully.

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Scale your business.

We're always looking to evaluate disruptive products and platforms.
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2800 Livernois Rd Suite 630
Troy, MI 48083
877-564-3855

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