Ethernovia: $64 Million Funding Round Completed To Accelerate Vehicle Networks

By Noah Long • Jun 1, 2023

Ethernovia announced recently that it has completed its Series A round of funding at $64 million. This funding round consists of multiple investors, including Porsche Automobile Holding SE (Porsche SE), Qualcomm Ventures, VentureTech Alliance, AMD Ventures, Western Digital Capital, Fall Line Capital, Taiwania Capital, ENEA Capital, and several others.

As vehicle architectures are evolving from domain-centric controllers, networking solutions must concurrently evolve to support higher data rates of advanced vehicle applications while meeting the demand for improved reliability and security. And such advanced applications include Advanced Driver-Assisted Systems (ADAS), autonomous driving (AD), and a rich ecosystem of customer software delivered Over the Air (OTA).

Ethernovia has been developing seamless and streamlined hardware and software system that meets this demand through the integration of advanced networking features targeting the future of software-defined vehicles.

The auto connectivity market is expected to grow rapidly over the next decade due to tighter government regulations and an increase in sales of luxury sales. Plus the advancement of vehicle autonomy and the increased prevalence of integrated connectivity is expected to drive further growth.

Ethernovia was launched in 2018 by co-founder and CEO Ramin Shirani and a team of experienced semiconductor innovators, including Roy Myers, senior vice president of engineering; Hossein Sederat, chief technology officer; and Darren Engelkemier, vice president of silicon engineering. And the company’s executive team also includes Christopher Mash, vice president of business development, and Klaas Bult, vice president of data acquisition.


“We are extremely grateful for the vote of confidence this group of industry-leading investors has given Ethernovia’s technology and vision for the future of the connected car. We take great pride in developing the cutting-edge network architecture to power the car of the future. These innovations set a new industry expectation in what can be achieved in meeting the cost, power and flexibility that car manufacturers and consumers demand in new vehicles.”

— Ramin Shirani, Ethernovia co-founder and CEO

“The trends towards electrification and connectivity in the automotive industry as well as developments in the field of automated driving result in ever increasing requirements on fast and secure data transmission from a wide variety of sources in vehicles and to the cloud. To address these central challenges of automotive transformation, Ethernovia offers technologically leading, integrated Ethernet chips with high bandwidth and advanced security solutions for the energy-efficient processing of large amounts of data. With our investment in Ethernovia, we are excited to support the world-leading experts in bringing the latest Ethernet technologies to vehicles around the world.”

— Lutz Meschke, Porsche SE board of management member responsible for investment management

“The connected car of the future requires high bandwidth and secure in-vehicle communication. Ethernovia’s solution transforms the automobile’s communication network by providing a reliable, standards-based, high-speed connectivity needed to enable the software-defined vehicle. We’re excited to invest in Ethernovia to accelerate the transformation of automotive.”

— Carlos Kokron, vice president, Qualcomm Technologies and managing director, Qualcomm Ventures Americas