Felix Petersen is Head of Europe at Spin, one of the
leading micromobility companies and a subsidiary of the
Ford Motor Company. In this position he is responsible
for the expansion of Spin in Europe. Felix Petersen is a
serial entrepreneur and investor from Berlin, Germany.
Before he joined Spin, he was working for the mobility
provider Circ, where he was Co-Founder & General
Previously he co-founded plazes.com, one of the
pioneering startups in the context and location-based
services area. Founded in 2005 it was sold to Nokia and
was the core for Nokia Maps. Next to Plazes.com he also founded the opinion platform Amen,
which he sold to Tape.tv. Afterwards he switched to the investment side and was VP and
Managing Director Europe at the Samsung NEXT fund, heading early stage investment and
M&A. Felix Petersen is known to be a motor for the European startup and tech scene since
it’s humble beginnings and he shares his knowledge as thought leader and as a frequent
speaker at conferences. He is an active angel investor and advisor to companies like
Soundcloud, Dataminr and Partner at Faber Ventures in Lisbon.
Topic profile Felix Petersen / Micromobility, traffic turn, future of cities
Individual mobility is undergoing a drastic change worldwide. The car is becoming increasingly
less important in urban centers. Against the background of today's technical possibilities of
virtual linking and optimization, networked transport systems open up new attractive market
opportunities for providers of a wide range of transport services.
The key to climate and health protection as well as an overall increase in the quality of life lies
in a new orientation of mobility. This is the only way to increase traffic safety, avoid traffic jams,
reduce noise and make better use of urban space: Metropolises need a fundamental change
in transport – and as quickly as possible. An important component of this is micromobility in
the form of bicycles, eBikes and eScooters.
Felix Petersen is one of the most renowned experts on micromobility and intermodal transport
concepts in Europe. He is a consistent advocate of regulation and partnership-based transport
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felixpetersen/
Languages: German, English, Portuguese
Spin is the micromobility unit of Ford Smart Mobility, Headquartered in San Francisco.