On its fifth anniversary, Rimac Automobili closed its Series A investment round with 10 million Euro raised from three main investors. The company from Sveta Nedelja, Croatia, started its journey five years ago and is now able to follow its long-term plan at an even faster pace.
Mate Rimac highlights that Frank is one of the most active investors who definitely brings grey hair on board and actively contributes on a daily basis: “His entrance to the company opened new business opportunities such as a collaboration with the FIA Formula E. I have to admit, he gave me the best birthday present ever. The first investment to the company was done by Frank on my birthday, February 12th 2014.”The second investor to join was Tek Cheung Yam through his company Integrated Asset Management Asia Limited – IAMAL. IAMAL has recently purchased a majority stake of Forbes. IAMAL has acquired a 2% stake in Rimac Automobili.The single largest investor is China Dynamics, a company active in the electric vehicle industry in China, that has acquired 10% of shares based on a valuation of 70 million Euros. With China Dynamics on board the series – A investment round is closed.
With the company’s valuation at 70 million Euros, Rimac Automobili is racing into a bright future. Mate Rimac will take no break: “During this year we grew from 20 to 60 extraordinary members of our team and we plan to continue our expansion at the same pace. In the past years, we have been growing organically by executing demanding projects for high profile companies in the automotive industry. We have developed and manufactured various vehicles for other companies, as well as delivered various solutions such as battery and infotainment systems. The raised capital is dedicated to the development and commercialisation of our future sportscar models and an increase of our production capacity.”
Mate Rimac founded Rimac Automobili in 2009 as an extension of his garage hobby – building and racing electric cars. The company has developed a high performance electric supercar, presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2011, only two years after the founding of the company. In the same year, Mate Rimac broke five FIA and Guinness records with e-M3 development car.