Tell the community who you are and what is your project about:
I’m Lucas Simula, CEO & Co-founder @Ship&Co.io.
Our mission is to open up access to all transportation operators and to enable travel, tourism, transport and city actors to sell transportation online, in just a few lines of code.
So, we build a strong technology which aggregates all transport solution on a unique platform. Then, our custom can connect with all operators thanks to robust & single API.
What differential value do you contribute to the sector that doesn’t do your competitors?
Today, it’s very complicated to sell transport online because you have to build a strong architecture and to do the APIs connection. And the actors present on the market provide B2C solution so for the final user through MaaS application.
With our API, we will allow to our customer to build their own MaaS offer easily.
Who is your product or service aimed to?
We particularly address the actors of travel (airport, airline, travel agency…), hospitality, tourism, cities and actors of the MaaS.
Tell us about your team, what motivates you and how is your journey so far:
We are 4 co-founder and 2 talents employees with the goal of building the best transport API available worldwide. We are at the beginning of our journey and the road is still very long! We have deployed an MVP with the Vinci airport group and continue our development with French companies but with an international dimension.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, our API will be distributed worldwide and we will be a reference in MaaS applications and other online sales platforms.
How do you see the mobility sector (in the specific sub-vertical in which you work) in Europe?
The mobility sector is undergoing major changes. We believe that mobility will be ultra-connected and highly accessible for users. The individual vehicle will gradually disappear to make way for more flexible and environmentally friendly mobility.
How do you think your project can contribute to changing the way we move or interact with the transportation?
We have a perfect fit with the evolution of the current market. With this trend towards new mobility, flying cabs and autonomous vehicles… and this energy to reduce pollution linked to land transport, our technology will make it much easier for cities and major players to implement actions.
Name 1 or 2 startups or corporates who inspire you and why:
Because they have built a great product in the world of aviation by breaking the market through an API to make the sale of airline tickets online accessible.
And the founder is French 😊
Why did you decide to join the Connected Mobility HUB?
We decided to join HUB for several reasons:
– first, we want to be part of a recognized cluster that will enrich our network with mobility companies.
– Second, we are currently looking for funds and investors to take us to the next level.
– And, visibility through a brand recognized in Europe.