Our Story

Valerann was founded with the mission to save lives, improve traffic flow and support smart vehicle technologies. By making roads smart, we bring a different perspective to the intelligent transportation industry, turning the existing road infrastructure into a comprehensive source of information and connectivity.

In the past four years, we have built a strong multidisciplinary team of traffic management experts, tech executives and talented business development managers. All collaborated to create a first-of-its-kind smart roads solution. Our solution was implemented in major highways around the world. We have partnered with leading car manufacturers, collaborated with highways operators, and worked with advanced technology companies to make our smart road vision a reality.

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Our Story

Valerann was founded with the mission to save lives, improve traffic flow and support smart vehicle technologies. By making roads smart, we bring a different perspective to the intelligent transportation industry, turning the existing road infrastructure into a comprehensive source of information and connectivity.
In the past four years, we have built a strong multidisciplinary team of traffic management experts, tech executives and talented business development managers. All collaborated to create a first-of-its-kind smart roads solution. Our solution was implemented in major highways around the world. We have partnered with leading car manufacturers, collaborated with highways operators, and worked with advanced technology companies to make our smart road vision a reality.

Company Timeline

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Company Timeline

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2016
AUG
Company Founded
UK & Israel
$800K
Pre-Seed Round
DEC
First Prototype
December 2016
2017
JUN
Smart Roads
Alpha Product
OCT
Winner of The Pitch
The Journey Award
NOV
Highways UK - Intelligent Infrastructure Hub
1st Prize
2018
APR
First Deployment
Valerann's israeli deployment
Israel
MAY
US Deployment
Valerann's USA deployment
USA
JUL
IoT Partnership with Softbank
Valerann's Partnership Softbank
SEP
NCE TechFest
Best of Technology Awards
OCT
UK Deployment
Valerann's UK deployment
UK
OCT
$5M
Seed Round
AUG
2018 South Summit
Best of Mobility Award, Most Disruptive Startup
2019
JUL
Strategic Partnership with Highway England
Valerann's Partnership Highways England
OCT
Consortium Partnership ConVEx
ConVEx
NOV
Spain Deployment
Valerann's Spain deployment
Spain
2020
JAN
Smart Roads - Product V1
Announcement at CES 2020
JAN
Valerann's Spain deployment
Best of Innovation Award
CES 2020

Company Timeline

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Company Timeline

2016
AUG
Company Founded
UK & Israel
$800K
Pre-Seed Round
DEC
First Prototype
December 2016
2017
JUN
Smart Roads
Alpha Product
OCT
Winner of The Pitch
The Journey Award
NOV
Highways UK - Intelligent Infrastructure Hub
1st Prize
2018
APR
First Deployment
Valerann's israeli deployment
Israel
MAY
US Deployment
Valerann's USA deployment
USA
JUL
IoT Partnership with Softbank
Valerann's Partnership Softbank
SEP
NCE TechFest
Best of Technology Awards
OCT
UK Deployment
Valerann's UK deployment
UK
OCT
$5M
Seed Round
AUG
2018 South Summit
Best of Mobility Award, Most Disruptive Startup
2019
JUL
Strategic Partnership with Highway England
Valerann's Partnership Highways England
OCT
Consortium Partnership ConVEx
ConVEx
NOV
Spain Deployment
Valerann's Spain deployment
Spain
2020
JAN
Smart Roads - Product V1
Announcement at CES 2020
JAN
Valerann's Spain deployment
Best of Innovation Award
CES 2020

Leadership

Our team is comprised of A players; experienced executives and entrepreneurs from leading global companies, who decided to join forces under one shared vision to pioneer the Smart Road industry.

Shahar Bahiri
Founder, Chairman & CTO
Gabriel Jacobson
Co-Founder, CEO
Michael Vardi
Co-Founder, CBO
Daniel Yakovich
Co-Founder, COO
Avi Tel-Or
VP R&D
Ran Katzir
Director of Data Science

Investors