Automobility - Building and Profiting from the Future of Mobility
Creating the Future of Mobility
venture capital, investment advisory, automotive, management consulting, legal services, merchant banking
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Mobility needs, previously satisfied through product “ownership”, are increasingly being served through mobility services “usership” with profound implications not only for traditional businesses within the value chain, but also for new entrants – as they compete to deliver services. Connected mobility, which we define as “technology-enabled on-demand mobility services for moving people and goods from point A to B”, has become a disruptive, paradigm-changing development in the automotive industry. It requires a complete rethinking of the way to deliver value to the market. To succeed, companies must expand their focus from the product (the automobile) to the utility derived from the product (“automobility”), and create a business model and digital ecosystem optimized to provide digitally enabled solutions for both car owners and mobility services users.


Automobility engages with clients to build and profit from the future of mobility through a portfolio of consulting, scouting, investment and business development services. To learn more about our thesis on the future of mobility, click here


Automobility emphasizes on building the intelligence of mobility by linking the product innovations to inter-connect, electrify, and automate (physical internet of mobility) with the business to solve the pain points of consumers (digital internet of mobility). The main themes are:

1. On-Demand Mobility

2. Intelligent Mobility

3. Personalized Mobility

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The world’s leading global expert on the development of the automotive industry and the future of mobility. Nearly 4 decades of experience in the auto, electronics and information technology industries. Currently serving as the Chair of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

Bill Russo

Founder and CEO

A tech enthusiast with expertise in business innovation, investment advisory, and go-to-market execution, Bevin will use his experience to foster sustainable solutions. He has served early stage start-ups, mature global companies and intra-prenuerial businesses.

Bevin Jacob

Partner and Co-Founder

A broad experience of over 2 decades in the hi-tech industry, working across a range of management roles and leading dozens of large scale multi-million dollar technological projects with major international companies. He brings experience in B2B to B2C transitions including development of new ecosystems and business models.

Uri Kushnir

Managing Director, Israel

Lead consultant and engagement manager with experience in new market entry, M&A pipeline and due diligence, organization structure, and business model design.

Emily Wang


Consultant with a degree in automotive engineering and project experience in automotive and mobility sector, including industry analysis, market entry, market growth and post-investment activities.

Amber Shu


Financial analyst with a master's degree in finance, with experience in banking, portfolio management and financial analysis.

Emma Liu

Financial Analyst

Office manager with proven experience in multinational organizations working in professional sales and administrative assistant roles.

Emma Ren

Office Manager
Philippe Thegner

A wealth of expertise with particular focus on Automotive Aftermarket, Aftermarket Retail, Business Development, P&L Management, Product Management and Global Sourcing. Currently serving as Chair of the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association in China.

Philippe Thegner

Senior Advisor


Automobility provides investment advisory, merchant banking and business development services for investors, corporations and startups.

Our portfolio companies are curated based on their fit and relevancy to our thesis on the future of mobility, with a particular emphasis on markets with a high potential to commercialize their technology.




Bloomberg News, January 16, 2020 When auto tycoon Li Shufu emerged as a suitor for Volvo Cars a decade ago, few outside China had heard of him. Now the billionaire’s name pops up as soon as there is a whiff of a deal in the......

Reuters Newswires, January 13, 2020 Ford Motor Co’s China vehicle sales fell for a third consecutive year, by 26.1%, as it battles a prolonged overall sales decline in its second-biggest market that has hit demand for its mass-market Ford brand and sports utility vehicles. The......

Bloomberg News, December 18, 2019 Price reduction could help spur demand for Model 3 sedan Tesla preparing to start deliveries of locally made models Tesla Inc. is considering cutting the price of its China-built Model 3 sedans by 20% or more next year, people familiar......

Bloomberg Business Week, November 22, 2019 The future for General Motors Co. in China is in the hands of customers like Yang Yanjun, a 46-year-old logistics executive in Shanghai. Yang and his family own two gasoline-powered cars—a Volkswagen and an Audi—and now he’s considering whether......

The Associated Press, December 10, 2019 BY JOE MCDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Looking for a new car, Yang Zhibo considered an electric but balked at prices that are thousands of dollars higher after Beijing wound down multibillion-dollar subsidies that made China the......

Reuters Newswire, November 1, 2019 * FCA’s 2018 market share in China was 0.5%, PSA’s 0.6%  * Neither firm seen strong enough in electric, hi-tech cars  * PSA and partner Dongfeng restructuring their China JV  By Yilei Sun and Norihiko Shirouzu  BEIJING, Nov 1 (Reuters)......



by Bill Russo and Edward Tse Over the past several years, app-based digital services have exploded in China, with its over 800 million mobile internet users.  China’s digital economy is providing affordable and convenient access to products and services, which typically involve some form of people and/or......

by Bill Russo, Bevin Jacob, Emily Wang and Amber Shu Throughout history, convenience and user experience have typically shaped our choices when it comes to transportation. People are inherently mobile creatures and some of history’s greatest inventions – wheels, bicycles, steamships, trains, cars, and airplanes –......


Nikkei Asian Review, November 28, 2018 by Edward Tse and Bill Russo China is set to record its first annual decline in car sales in decades — at least, if the downward trend of the last four months continues. Sales in the world’s biggest car......

LinkedIn Pulse, December 2018 by Bill Russo, Bevin Jacob and Edward Tse In the past several years, mobility services have exploded in China, providing affordable and convenient transportation solutions to address the needs of an increasingly urbanized society. In a population where most mobility users......


December 28, 2019 – January 10, 2020 We are pleased to share the Issue #21 of Automobility’s newsletter on global auto+mobility related investments. This issue spans December 28, 2019 – January 10, 2020. This week’s featured investment is Chinese lidar company Hesai Technology raising nearly......

December 20 – December 27, 2019 We are pleased to share the Issue #20 of Automobility’s newsletter on global auto+mobility related investments. This issue spans December 20 – December 27, 2019. This week’s featured story is Rivian raising 1.3 billion USD in a funding round......

December 13 – December 19, 2019 We are pleased to share the Issue #19 of Automobility’s newsletter on global auto+mobility related investments. This issue spans December 13 – December 19, 2019. Automobility Ltd is very privileged to support our venture partner MissionBlue Capital in leading......

December 06 – December 12, 2019 We are pleased to share the Issue #18 of Automobility’s newsletter on global auto+mobility related investments. This issue spans December 06 – December 12, 2019 Our featured deal this week is Aibee (a Chinese AI startup), which closed an......

November 29 – December 05, 2019 We are pleased to share the Issue #17 of Automobility’s newsletter on global auto+mobility related investments. This issue spans November 29 – December 05, 2019 Among the most interesting investments this week, May Mobility, a US-based operator of autonomous......

November 21 – November 28, 2019 We are pleased to share the Issue #16 of Automobility’s newsletter on global auto+mobility related investments. This issue spans November 21 – November 28, 2019. Among this week’s most interesting deals is the $110,000,000 Series C raised by Newlink......


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Suite 2518, Corporate Avenue One, No.222 Hubin Rd,
Shanghai China 200021
Tel +86 6121 3600


Automobility Ltd Hong Kong
RM 2507, 25/F C C Wu Bldg 302, Hennessy Rd,
Wanchai, Hong Kong


Automobility Ltd Israel
101 Rokach Blvd, Tel Aviv, 6153101, Israel