2018 EVENT RECAP
IlYAS VALI | RLOOP
Ilyas is managing an international team of over 1300 engineers from 59 countries with the mission to develop a prototype for the future of Hyperloop. As co-founder of rLoop his community has competed with 100 teams worldwide and received the Innovation Award for the Hyperloop capsule design by Elon Musk and SpaceX. rLoops work is featured by The History Channel, Wired magazine and many more. Currently rLoop is also developing flying motorbikes, of which they’re testing now prototypes.
Prior to rLoop he founded Touch Solar, UK 1st free electricity provider to home owners and businesses.
Jan Traenckner | P3 Group
Dr. Jan Traenckner is a Computer Engineer by education (Aachen) and by heart. He earned a PhD in machine engineering. Since his 10 year career at McKinsey & Company, advising mostly the TIME industry, he is now more than 20 years active as an tech investor and business angel, based on his own private funds. Jan focuses his activities in the past 10+ years in his a role as technologist and investor in E-Mobility, supporting the industry in their shifts from fossil to renewals as the major energy source and also from analog to digital products. He is an deep expert in traction battery and charging technology. Since five years, Jan is also acting as global advisor and member of the P3 group, a global technology adviser company. Jan is also leading the advisory board of the German E-Mobility association (NPO).
RAJ KAPOOR | LYFT
Raj Kapoor is the Chief Strategy Officer for Lyft, as well as the Head of Business for Lyft’s self-driving division. He also serves as a Venture Advisor at Mayfield Fund. Prior to Lyft, he was a co-founder and CEO of both Snapfish (acquired by HP for $300M in 2005) and Fitmob (acquired by ClassPass in 2015), as well as a managing director at Mayfield Fund where he led the first VC investment in Lyft.
Raj holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.