moovel Group acquires Familonet GmbH
moovel Group, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, announced 100% acquisition of Familonet GmbH, based in Hamburg. The team from Familonet will work with the moovel development team at the Hamburg site from now on. The Familonet app, with two million registered users, will continue to be offered.
moovel creates an operating system for urban mobility that offers access to various mobility services, including booking and payment. In Germany, the mobility app moovel, which is available for free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, combines local public transport, the carsharing provider car2go, mytaxi, rental bicycles, and Deutsche Bahn. Most services can be booked and paid for simply and directly via the moovel app.
With the acquisition of the mobile company Familonet, competencies in the area of geo-fencing and live locating can be used to develop solutions for the urban mobility of the future, says moovel. At the same time, the acquisition of the 13-member team will strengthen the moovel development team at the Hamburg site. Dr. Oliver Wahlen, Chief Technology Officer of moovel Group, said, “The expertise and skills of Familonet are an ideal addition to the moovel development team at the Hamburg site. Both the geo-fencing technology and the team of developers with location expertise are a major win for moovel.”
Familonet was founded in 2012 by Hauke Windmüller, Michael Asshauer, and David Nellessen. In 2014, Familonet won the MobileTech Award and Webfuture Award as one of the most innovative German mobile companies and was awarded as one of the best apps of 2016 on the Google Play Store by Google. The Familonet app is used by more than 2 million people worldwide. The core markets are Germany, USA, Brazil, India, and Turkey. The Familonet app will still be offered in app stores worldwide.