Iomob crowned winner of travel technology Europe’s 'Battleground' start-up competition

By TIN Media | Europe Published 4 years ago on 4 March 2020
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Iomob, the new generation open platform for integrated travel, has been crowned the winner of Phocuswright Battleground: EMEA, held for the first time at this year’s Travel Technology Europe.

The startup, which launched in 2017, has built an enterprise-grade ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) platform for major travel and transportation clients; allowing them to offer an end-user experience to discover and book mobility services - from taxis and bike-sharing to scooters, public transit and trains.

Iomob’s solution allows transport operators, startups and transit authorities to tap into a single customer demand pool through a combination of open source and blockchain technology, with end-user payments available in cash, credit card, and cryptocurrency. 

Commenting on what stood Iomob apart from the rest of the Battleground competitors, judge Feargal Mooney, Meetingbookers board member and former HostelWorld CEO who sat alongside Martha Pinho (Amadeus Ventures), Glenville Morris (Travelport) and Roland Zeller (Innuvik Ventures), said: 

“For me, Iomob is the one presenter who was actually solving a real problem that needs to be ‘solved’, particularly when it comes to the payment element and bringing that together for clients. It makes the whole process simpler, from beginning to end, for the end-user.” 

When asked what it meant to win, Iomob CEO, Boyd Cohen, said:  

“First of all, it was an honor just to be here, being one of the top six. And then to win amongst some really strong startups with great presentations is awesome for Iomob. I think it’s also validation for us that with travel tech and transportation, we’re in the right space.” 

The company will now go on to compete in Phocuswright Summit: EMEA during Phocuswright Europe 2020 in Amsterdam where they will be pitching in front of potential investors and partners alongside the ‘best of the best’ travel startups in the EMEA region. 

Startups interested in applying for a place in the Launchpad at next year’s Travel Technology Europe should visit, or email Details of how to enter the next Phocuswright Battleground: EMEA competion will also be posted online. 


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