RideScout Becomes Moovel North America

Austin-based transportation app developer RideScout, and GlobeSherpa, which it recently acquired, said today that they have successfully merged, and renamed themselves as moovel North America. The new company will be based in Portland, Oregon and will be led by Nat Parker, the co-founder and former CEO of GlobeSherpa. Joseph Kopser, co-founder and former CEO of RideScout, is now president of moovel Group GmbH, and Moovel said it will continue to maintain its teams in both Austin and Portland. moovel Group GmbH is owned by Daimler AG, the owner of Mercedes-Benz. Daimler acquired RideScout in September of 2014.