UVeye Secures $60 Million in New Investments to Support Further Global Expansion
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- UVeye, a supplier of high-speed vehicle inspection systems for the auto industry, has obtained $60 million in additional funding to support its global expansion plans.
CarMax, W.R. Berkley Corporation and F.I.T. Ventures are among the participants in UVeye's Series C funding round. CarMax, the largest used-car retailer in the U.S., joins a UVeye group of investors that already includes Volvo Cars, Hyundai Motors and Toyota Tsusho.
W.R. Berkley Corporation, also a participant in previous investment rounds, is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest commercial insurance firms in North America. F.I.T. Ventures is a growth-oriented investment firm based in Montreal, Canada.
A group of Israeli institutional investors also took part in the funding round. Led by Epsilon Underwriting & Issuing, a leading Israeli investment bank, the group includes Meitav Dash Investments, Menora Mivtachim Holdings and Y.D. More Investments.
"The completion of Series C funding represents a significant step forward for UVeye and our plans to expand in Europe and the United States," said Amir Hever, the company's CEO and co-founder. "We have a strong team of investors and corporate partners o help us set new quality standards for vehicle inspection across a broad range of industries."
W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and CEO of W. R. Berkley Corporation, noted that "We initially invested in UVeye when we saw their revolutionary technology in action and met the team that brought it to life.
"UVeye's unmatched solution for standardizing automotive inspections has resulted in well-deserved global recognition, and as one of the largest commercial auto insurers in the U.S. we see enormous untapped potential for UVeye in our business as well. We congratulate the UVeye team for reaching this important milestone."
UVeye currently has facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including offices in Israel, Japan, Germany and the U.S. The company has raised more than $90 million and has formed strategic partnerships with numerous dealership groups, used car auctions and vehicle fleets.
Founded in 2016, UVeye offers automated vehicle-inspection systems based on advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies for both the automotive and homeland security industries. UVeye systems are increasing the speed and quality of inspection processes on assembly lines, as well as at new- and used-car dealerships, used-car auction houses and major vehicle fleets, as well as at security checkpoints around the world.
UVeye systems utilize a unique combination of proprietary algorithms, cloud architecture, artificial intelligence, machine learning and sensor fusion technologies. The company's drive-through systems can detect any external or mechanical flaw and identify anomalies, modifications or foreign objects from under and from any side of a vehicle. The scanning process completes within a matter of seconds and can be used throughout a vehicle's lifecycle.
UVeye's technology originally was developed for the security industry to detect weapons and contraband. It is now also used in the auto industry to detect a wide variety of quality issues, including oil leaks, paint scratches, tire damage, brake-line damage and exhaust-system problems.
UVeye currently has 100 employees located at facilities around the world. Additional information is available at www.uveye.com.
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