Derq in the press
Derq is frequently discussed in regional and global outlets and in different languages. Stay tuned for our latest mentions.
Derq was covered by BBC’s World Business Report in a segment titled “Dubai's grand plan to become a global technology hub”. We were fortunate to be the only startup selected from Dubai for this report.
(CNN)Dubai is well known as a testing ground for future tech, and seen as a model for future living by many.
[...]Derq describes itself as "a Dubai-based MIT spin-off with a mission to eliminate road accidents and save lives by using artificial intelligence and V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure) technology."
CNN video feature can be found here.
Derq, a Dubai-based startup developing technology to reduce road accidents, has raised a $1.5 million seed round from undisclosed investors. The company is using the investment to further develop its technology and grow its team in Dubai. It’s also expanding to the U.S. where it has opened an office in Detroit, the de facto capital of the U.S. automotive industry.
Derq aims to make cars smarter and recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding after graduating from Techstars Mobility Accelerator. In addition to growing its team and opening an office in Detroit, the company plans on using the cash to advance its tech that aims to reduce vehicle accidents by improving how cars and infrastructure talk to each other.
Derq Secures $1.5M in Seed Funding to Eliminate Road Accidents and Save Lives. Signs Memorandum of Understanding in Dubai with Smart City Dubai, Road and Transport Authority and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Derq Inc., one of the 11 companies in the current class of the Techstars Mobility incubator program at Ford Field in Detroit, has raised a seed funding round of $1.5 million and is opening an office in Detroit to serve as its U.S. headquarters.
If only road accidents could be averted it could help save so many lives and that is precisely the aim of Dubai-based Derq.
In an article titled, "Dubai start-up aims to cut UAE road accidents", Derq was featured on the home page of The National, a leading news source in the UAE. The National highlighted the recent achievement of Derq and discussed the technology, the team, and the vision.
We have been accepted to Techstars Mobility and are thrilled to be working closely with leaders in the automotive industry and the best the start up ecosystem has to offer. Derq is proud to be part of the cohort!