Vulog, a carsharing technology provider, has named Francois Colon as its new chief technology officer (CTO) to spearhead the technical team.
Vulog expanded into the U.S. in January and has launched four free-floating carsharing projects in the past six months.
“As we continue our global expansion, we are happy to welcome Colon to the Vulog family,” said Gregory Duconge, CEO of Vulog. “He brings decades of invaluable experience scaling international companies and will be a great asset to our growing team.”
Colon will be tasked with supporting Vulog’s technical expansion into new markets as well as ensuring that Vulog’s platform will be ready to support the projected 100,000 cars worldwide, according to the company.
Additionally, Colon will be responsible for assembling a team of 20 engineers to join Vulog’s IT team in the coming months.
With more than 25 years of experience working in start-ups, both in France and Silicon Valley, Colon is an experienced engineer and entrepreneur. Prior to joining Vulog, Colon helped create Miyowa, a company specializing in instant messaging technology developed for cellphones, which was purchased by Synchronoss in 2012 for $60M.
“I am excited to be joining the world leader in free-floating carsharing technology and to build out its platform to handle hundreds of thousands of cars worldwide,” said Colon. “Their ambitious roadmap will the extend the realm of shared mobility.”