von der Ohe

Co-Founder, CEO


You come across an opportunity to positively impact societies around the globe maybe once in your lifetime. An opportunity to truly make a difference. Our unique approach to autonomous driving gives us this chance: redefining how people move in a better way. Building and shipping a product with this great team is what drives me day and night.


Launched Zoox’ first self-driving vehicle on public streets as leading Technical Program Manager in Silicon Valley, launched Amazon’s first Echo as leading Technical Program Manager on Device Software, Founded two (funded) mobility companies. M. Sc. Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University.


Co-Founder, CTO


Building products together with an amazing team based on cutting-edge technology to serve a greater purpose and solve problems – for the people, for our planet.


Manager of an engineering team in Silicon Valley to build autonomous shuttles, built teams and various mobility products: electric race cars, e-motorcycles, light electric vehicles, electric passenger vehicles, including one of the most successful electric delivery vehicles in Germany. RWTH Aachen, Imperial College London.


Co-founder, VP Engineering & Teledrive Experience


Vay is aiming to launch the first vehicle without a safety driver on public roads in Europe. This involves exciting engineering challenges, many of which have never been worked on before, ranging from autonomous vehicle technology, cybersecurity, backend, machine learning and safety-critical SW. Coming up with engineering solutions to these topics is something that I’m super excited to work on at Vay.


Team Lead at Microsoft, Senior Software Engineer at Skype. M. Sc. in Computer Science from Belgrade University.


VP Programs and Engineering Operations


Working closely with people from different cultures and professional backgrounds (hardware, software, operations, etc.) gives me the chance to learn new ways of approaching projects, structuring teams, and setting up processes every day. The results of this incredible teamwork are hugely rewarding, and visible in each step of our product.


Part of the management circle at AUDI AG, responsible for the implementation of prototypes at early development stages of new products (innovation vehicles, concept and pre-series vehicles, show cars, design models, testing single parts, PoCs, 3D-printing)


CBO - Business & Corporate Development


What drives me is to work on goals that have a big impact on society. Additionally, I wanted to work with the smartest and most innovative people in the tech world. That’s better at Vay than any other company I’ve spoken to recently.


Responsible for global strategic partnerships at Uber, where he focused on deals with automotive OEMs, vehicle fleet operators, vehicle battery technology companies and electrification infrastructure providers. Was CEO and chief growth officer at Quirk. Began his professional life at Morgan Stanley as a fixed income trader after studying economics and finance. Built the first startup incubator in Africa in 2002 and has been mentoring founders of technology startups for over ten years. He is an angel investor in software technology and holds board positions in some of these companies.


Director of People


Driven by a passion for fostering vibrant organizational cultures, I am a seasoned leader specializing in People and Culture. Throughout my career journey, I’ve championed initiatives to empower teams, from crafting recruitment strategies aligned with core values to implementing data-driven processes for optimal People Operations.


My background spans roles where I’ve spearheaded the establishment of People departments from scratch and led teams through significant growth. I thrive on continuous learning, embracing remote/hybrid cultures and cutting-edge HR technologies. I leadled innovative solutions to optimise processes and initiatives that rewarded InfoJobs a “Best Place to Work”.
Outside of work, my passions for mountains and my dog, reflect my eagerness to explore the wild and love for 4-legs companions.


Senior Principal Software Engineer


After having worked in autonomous robotics research for a long time in the Silicon Valley, I am thrilled to be working at a company that is finally bringing this technology into people’s everyday lives.


Tech Lead at Google Tango in Mountain View, Research Engineer at Willow Garage, yoga instructor since 2018.


Lead Industrial Designer


What drives me at Vay is the enthusiasm and passion for a vision that is embedded in the company culture, and at the same time the strict discipline in its implementation.


Industrial Product Design Lead at TEAMS DESIGN GmbH for over six years, started as a Trainee in Shanghai City. Worked as Industrial and Product Designer at LOTHAR BOHM ASSOCIATES LIMITED, Lutz Herrmann Design, Indeed Innovation and Werksdesign.


Director of Software Engineering


Helping engineers to do their best and most important work. Elegance in software. Bringing ideas from books to real life and from one domain to another. Going from A to B fast.


Software Generalist. Maps and Mobility Geek (Lon, Lat not Lat, Lon). High Load at Yandex, Geo Analytics and Last Mile at HERE Maps, Mobility Platform at Daimler. Conway’s Law Enthusiast.




A car enthusiast, driven by cars, driving and technology.


Nursery school teacher. Driver at Skoda’s start-up Caredriver.


Director of Legal


I’m passionate about leveraging technology to democratize transportation and revolutionize the mobility landscape.


Senior Counsel Product & Strategy at Uber handling catastrophic loss claims and litigation, 13 years of experience in product & safety advising and risk mitigation, J.D. University of Illinois at Chicago.

What We Value at Vay

At Vay, we are a team of 150+ people from over 30 countries that combines software & product experience from Silicon Valley and automotive hardware & safety engineering from Europe. Despite this diversity, we have common values in order to drive our mission: Bringing safe, affordable and sustainable door-to-door mobility services from Europe to cities around the world. 

Check out the videos below to hear more about our values directly from our team.

We Create Magic

Asking how instead of why… That’s how our senior mechanical engineer Jessica creates magic everyday. At Vay, we are doing work that has never been done before. This comes with challenges, frustrations and failures along the way. We embrace these challenges through perseverance and innovation, delivering creative solutions to overcome them.

We Pioneer Change

Adding the word “yet” to seemingly impossible challenges motivates Stanislav Borysov, Senior Engineering Manager at Vay, and drives him to pioneer change everyday. Pioneering change runs in our blood, as we push boundaries and redefine what’s possible. Our next goal: Launching a safe, affordable, and sustainable door-to-door mobility service in the US, Germany and beyond.

We Fuel Collaboration

The glue that binds: collaboration!
Jesús Gonzalez Tejeria, Engineering Manager Connectivity, speaks about our value to fuel collaboration. With our team and partners, we learn, build and grow together to solve transportation in metropolitan areas. Recognition and appreciation of shared achievements spur our teams to drive exceptional results together. We strive towards a common goal, celebrate diversity and encourage different opinions.

We Drive Action

“I love to do sport and keep myself mentally active outside of work so that I can disconnect and renew my energy for the next day.” 

This is what Ricard, Technical Project Manager for Production & Mechanical Engineering, does to drive action at work. We are a deep tech company that is building something that has never been built before. Driving action helps to work towards our vision to solve transportation in metropolitan areas.

We Build Trust

Brene Brown compares trust to a jar full of marbles that needs to be refilled overtime for a stable foundation of trust. In this video Katha, Director Global Head of Finance, explains in more detail what this means.

At Vay, we focus on building a strong foundation of trust within the team to work towards our vision to solve transportation in metropolitan areas.

Our values in a nutshell
We pioneer change

At Vay, we are doing work that has never been done before. This comes with challenges, frustrations and failures along the way. We embrace these challenges through perseverance and innovation, delivering creative solutions to overcome them.

We fuel collaboration

At Vay, we work as a team and strive towards a common goal. We celebrate diversity and encourage different opinions. Our team and partners collaborate and communicate openly. Together we build, improve and grow.

We drive action

At Vay, everyone takes pride and commitment in their role for every task and every challenge. We are biased towards action and get behind the steering wheel, even when there is none. We are empowered to take initiative and drive it to completion.

We build trust

At Vay, we consistently do the right thing and follow through on our commitments to stakeholders, users and society. We understand their expectations and always respond in a way that feels human and respectful. We always put safety first and safety second.

We create magic

At Vay, we don’t just make things that work, we build products people love. We create unexpected and delightful moments for our drivers. We design end-to-end experiences that leave a lasting impression.

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