Drivemode Raises $2M in Funding

drivemodeDrivemode, a San Jose, Calif.-provider of a driving app, raised $2m in funding.

Incubate Fund made the investment.

Founded in January 2014 by CEO Yo Koga, Hokuto Ueda (currently full-time at Tesla), product manager Jeff Standard, and mechanical engineer/Android developer Hiro Nakagawa, Drivemode is building (and launching the closed beta of) a driving interface for the Android phone. The Drivemode app integrates calling, messaging, controlling navigation, app launching, and music in the car. It also focuses on removing mental distractions through use of “Smart Recommendations” based on contextual data and past behavior.



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