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.




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)......

Bloomberg News, October 31, 2019 The merged entity of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and France’s PSA Groupis likely to end up with a major Chinese shareholder, as carmaker Dongfeng Motor Corp. is seen hanging onto its stake in the French company. China’s state-owned enterprises typically invest for the long term......

CNBC Squawk Box Asia, August 27, 2019 Bill Russo of Automobility Limited says tariffs are part of the reason why Tesla’s prices in China are likely to go up. He also says prices could come back down as the company begins to “localize.” Why Tesla’s......

Bloomberg TV Daybreak Asia, August 21, 2019 Bill Russo, a former Chrysler executive and now chief executive officer of consultancy Automobility Ltd., talks about Chinese electric vehicle makers including Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. and BYD Co., and its foreign competitors. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Paul Allen and......

The New York Times, July 3, 2019 Before the cult of the modern corporate chief, the former Chrysler leader fused his identity with his company’s, helping him sell cars and win over Washington. By Keith Bradsher Long before Lee Iacocca ran the Ford Motor Company and......



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......

Nikkei Asian Review, September 18, 2018 After passenger deaths, Chinese ride service has to show it is not ‘evil’ by EDWARD TSE and BILL RUSSO Click here to to read the article at Nikkei Asian Review Didi Chuxing Technology, China’s dominant ride-hailing service, pledged this......


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......

November 14 – November 20, 2019 We are pleased to share our weekly update on relevant deals happening in the automobility sector. This issue spans November 14 – November 20, 2019.  There are several interesting investments featured this week including ACV (an online used car......

November 7 – November 13, 2019 We are pleased to share our weekly update on relevant deals happening in the automobility sector. This issue spans November 7 – November 13, 2019.  This week‘s biggest deals include Xiaopeng Motors raising $400 million led by Xiaomi and......

November 1 – November 6, 2019 We are pleased to share our weekly update on relevant deals happening in the automobility sector. This issue spans November 1 – November 6, 2019.  This week, we saw a diversity of investment flows including a touch sensor startup......

October 24 – October 31, 2019 We are pleased to share our our weekly update on relevant deals happening in the automobility sector. This issue spans October 24 – October 31, 2019.  This week, we highlight that strategic investors are continuing their active pursuit of......


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Automobility Ltd Shanghai
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