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Humble Beginnings

Founded in 2018, ampUp was created by nomad EV drivers to solve a personal problem that many others experience: owning electric cars without a home charging setup. They began ampUp to decrease range anxiety and provide an important service to the EV community.
The ampUp team at TC Disrupt
Based in Cupertino, California, ampUp provides a peer-to-peer EV charging network as well as charging technology solutions for business and hosts of all sizes.

Mission and Values

The primary mission at ampUp is to make EV driving easier, smarter and hassle free. Partly in the hopes of encouraging transformation in the automotive industry and partly to grow a network of like-minded people. Check out our charging commitment to learn more about our mission.


  • Q2 2018 – Official launch.
  • Q3 2018 – accepted world-famous YCombinator.
  • Q4 2018 – V1 of ampUp launched.
  • Q1 2019 – graduated from YCombinator.
  • Q1 2019 – Investments from class-leading investors.
  • Q2 2019 – Team expansion.
  • Q3 2019 – Multiple fast-growing products.
  • Q3 2019 – Rapidly expanding network.
  • Q3 2019 – B2C and B2B partners.

Tomorrow’s EVs

The ampUp system provides EV drivers with a wider range of charging options. Our mobile app displays private and reservable stations that are hosted on our peer-to-peer network or installed by one of our hardware partners. Additional features in the app, like donations and coupons, provide incentive for businesses to install EV chargers. The ampUp system also allows users to generate donation dollars through their charging and hosting sessions.

Join Us

We are always looking for help. From suggesting a charger, signing up, telling people about us or even coming on board to help the team.


Please find media assets & press on our media page.


Please find out more information on our investors page.