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Allison Ventures

Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions and the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and defense vehicles, is launching Allison Ventures to drive the next generation of products and services advancing the commercial and defense vehicle industry.


Allison Ventures will strategically invest in, and partner with, start-up and growth-stage companies to foster advancements in commercial-duty mobility and work solutions. The team is focused on advancing Allison’s global strategy in the ever-evolving mobility market. Allison Ventures is not a separate investment fund but embedded within Allison’s corporate team.


Allison Ventures initial areas of interest include new technologies and business model innovations related to connectivity, digitization, automation, sustainability, electrification, manufacturing and operations within the commercial and defense vehicle industry. Allison Ventures will focus on early and growth stage start-ups throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Investments are targeted between $1-5 million each, with provisions for follow-on investment.


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Sectors of Interest


Connectivity + Digitization
  • Connectivity Hardware
  • Vehicle-to-Everything
  • Fleet Management
  • Over-the-Air
  • Analysis + Modeling
  • Digital Twin
  • Infrastructure + Tools
  • Software Defined Vehicles
  • + More
  • Closed Course / Off-Highway
  • On-Highway / Long Haul
  • Other On-Road Applications
  • Systems & Software
  • Perception & Sensing
  • ADAS
  • Localization & Mapping
  • Machine Learning
  • Safety, Validation, & Verification
  • + More
  • Emissions Reduction / Efficiency Improvement
  • Hydrogen Economy
  • eFuels
  • Battery Circular Economy
  • Low Carbon Materials
  • Circular Economy
  • Carbon & Emission Tracking
  • ESG Tracking
  • Carbon Capture (On-Vehicle)
  • + More
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Vehicle Systems & Controls
  • Trailer Electrification
  • Advanced eMotor
  • Rare Earth Magnet Supply Chain
  • Advanced Inverter
  • Multi-Functional Power Electronics
  • Advanced Battery
  • Battery Supply Chain
  • Advanced Hydrogen Fuel Cell
  • EV Charging & Infrastructure
  • Non-Road Applications
  • + More
Operations + Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Material Handling Automation
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Connectivity & Digitization
  • Visual Inspection
  • Digital Twin
  • Safety
  • Warehousing
  • Asset Tracking
  • + More

Investment Criteria


Commercial Duty Mobility + Work

Technologies that will shape the future of commercial-duty mobility and work solutions.

Address challenges/opportunities related to the following markets:

  • On-Highway
  • Off-Highway
  • Defense
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain
Stage + Size

Stage: Seed to Series B

Size: $1-5M initial investment

Provisions for follow-on investments

Additional opportunities will be considered based upon strategic fit


New, unique, and disruptive technologies

Clear solutions to industry challenges

Differentiated technology, strong Intellectual Property portfolio


Clear organizational vision and purpose

Leadership team with track record of success

Strong technical and business teams

Strong industry relationships/partnerships


Overall potential addressable market size

Projected market share

Ability to provide insights on market, industry trends


Current investors

Prior funding raised

Current pre-funding valuation

Estimated post money valuation

Future funding required for development, scaleup

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