The best car collection... in the world?
Some multi-millionaire venture capitalists buy boring yachts. Luckily, Gerard Lopez isn’t one of them
Posted: 12 Jul 2012
But not the only thing, as Lopez continues. An early investor in Skype, he insists that the car industry is currently poised at an important tipping point. "We're interested in automotive: innovation rarely comes from the big players," he says. "That's true in any industry. For the first time since perhaps post-WWII, there's a climate in which start-ups and smaller companies are in with a real chance of leaving a mark in the auto industry.
"A small company isn't going to go to, say, Mercedes and tell them, ‘We've developed a new engine'. But they might go to them with a digital differential, with things that are software-centric. Smaller companies are much better at developing software and interfaces. It's the culture - it's what they do best.