Who We Are
We love cars. We love technology. We are entrepreneurs. We have married our passions and talents to produce Chariotz. So many of us have so many stories about the cars and trucks we own. Chariotz is a new type of platform to tell stories through pictures. Chariotz is a new type of platform for others to get inspired by those pictures and find ways to customize their own vehicles, and easily tell their story to others. There are many car sites and indeed many image galleries showcasing new, used and modified cars. But we found no site that makes it easy for time, idea & information-starved owners to customize or restore their vehicles. From simple modifications like custom wheels & suspensions, to the more involved audio/video upgrades and vinyl wraps, to the most complex paint, body, upholstery & performance work, we want to provide owners the inspiration, the ideas and then the right shops to customize or restore their vehicles.
Nicholas Frankl – CEO of My Yacht Group, provider of "experiences" at Formula 1 events; Large network in the automotive & motorsport industries
Claus Ettensberger – CEO of CEC, manufacturer of high-end aftermarket wheels, and U.S. dealer for Brabus, TechArt, Novitec Rosso, and AC Schnitzer; Automotive aftermarket industry icon for 25+ years
Shinoo Mapleton – CEO of Sector 111, dealer of lightweight, niche sportscars like Lotus, Ariel and BAC, manufacturer of accessories for Lotus cars, manufacturer of the Drakan Spyder lightweight sportscar; 30+ year automotive industry veteran
Chris Hart– President of Wheel Specialists, large wheel distributor/retailer
Darren Young – VP of Sales/Marketing at Wheel Specialists, large wheel distributor/retailer
Richard Ogawa – Patent attorney specializing in high tech companies; Counsel & IP attorney for startups funded by Kleiner Perkins & Khosla Ventures