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Electric sports bike firm Ultraviolette get funding from Qualcomm, Lingotto

Bengaluru-based start-up will launch motorcycle on November 24, aims to be in international markets

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Peerzada Abrar  |  Bengaluru 

Ultraviolette Automotive
The company is commercially launching its Ultraviolette F77 electric vehicle on November 24

Ultraviolette Automotive, which makes electric sports bikes, has raised undisclosed investments from Ventures and Lingotto for expanding its business in India and abroad.

Funding from the Series D round would help the Bengaluru-based firm in improving its technology, it said. The company will launch its Ultraviolette F77 motorcycle on November 24, after starting pre-orders on October 23. The bike will be rolled out in phases, with the first batch being delivered in Bengaluru.

“As we countdown to the commercial launch of the F77 in India, this investment is a testament to the fact that we have been able to create a distinct identity for Ultraviolette," said Narayan Subramaniam, co-founder and chief executive officer of Ultraviolette.

Niraj Rajmohan, the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer, said Ultraviolette has plans for international markets. "This capital infusion will be integral in augmenting our efforts in some of these markets.”

Ventures has over 150 portfolio in its portfolio. It manages over $2 billion in assets across the United States, China, India, Israel, Europe, Latin America, and Korea. “Ultraviolette is committed to raising the bar on performance and safety standards of electric two-wheelers,” said Quinn Li, senior vice president, Technologies, Inc. and global head of Qualcomm Ventures.

Lingotto (formerly Exor Capital) is a fully owned subsidiary of Exor N.V., which has controlling stakes in sports carmaker (Race.MI), Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and other .

“Our continued support for Ultraviolette rests in our belief in what should be a market-defining product,” said Nikhil Bawa Srinivasan, managing partner at Lingotto.

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First Published: Tue, November 22 2022. 17:19 IST