About

Worldwide leading innovator with 15 years of know-how.

NDrive’s software is based on on-board map data  providing a network-independent user experience. It connects to the cloud for a wide range of Location Based Services, including map updates, real-time traffic information and social networks integration. Because of its mapping and data integration skills, NDrive is able to offer premium services globally based on OpenStreetMap (OSM), maps from Here, TomTom and from local providers around the world as required.

The company was founded as a spin-off of a digital map business in 2007, has headquarters in Porto, Portugal, and offices in Shenzhen, China.

NDrive is owned and managed by its founding entrepreneurs, leading a talented and dynamic team of 50  people with in-depth knowledge on Navigation and Location software. The company is highly cost and capital efficient.

Worldwide leading inovator

NDrive has developed a customer base of several million active users in more than 50 countries. Is well positioned to capitalize on high-growth markets wherever they may be. Our most recent B2C application, Karta GPS, which uses data from OpenStreetMap, is being exceptionally well received and reviewed in multiple diverse markets worldwide.

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Our history

We Are NDrive

NDrive empowers innovation. Every day millions of people around the world use NDrive products. We change the way people travel and commute everyday. Either using their smartphones or the infotainment unit on the car, we always get to the point!

Our partners

Since 2007, we have developed navigation solutions for more than 50 partners in more than 40 countries. Through long term partnerships NDrive software is currently installed in more than 20 million devices worldwide.

Our team

Eduardo Carqueja is the founder of Infoportugal, the company from where NDrive was spun-off. Driven by a strong sense of innovation he decided to found NDrive in 2007, setting the path for success. Currently he is also the CEO of AppGeneration.
Eduardo Carqueja
Founder
João Neto is the Chairman and the CEO of NDrive since the beginning and also Managing Partner of Diligence Capital since 2006. Before that he was one of the Managing Partners of Novabase, that went through and IPO and become the largest Portuguese IT services provider (NBA@Euronext).
João Neto
Chairman & CEO
João Pedro (JP for the team) has 11 years of experience in Projects Management and Business Development in the GIS, Mobile, GPS, LBS and Online Services markets, developing and deploying applications and services worldwide. JP divides his passion between wines and Mobile Computing.
João Pedro Leite
COO
Rui joined NDrive in 2010 and has more than 15 years' experience in the commercial market for mobile telecom, mass distribution of consumer electronics and mobile phone manufacturers. 
Rui Assunção
CCO
Andreia has over than 15 years’ experience in financial management and financial audit. Previously, Andreia was a financial auditor at KPMG and CFO and Board member of Diligence Capital since 2009. She's a certified accountant since 2002.
Andreia Dias
CFO
Vitor Magalhães joined NDrive in 2007 and has more than 9 years of continuous C/C++ software development including LBS mobile applications. Leadership and mentoring skills in a fast paced environment are part of his DNA. When he is not coding, he is training for the Marathon.
Vitor Magalhães
CTO
While licensing the navigation application and e-maps, Silas strategically influenced the ecosystem between the GPS navigation-enabled chipset makers, handheld device OEMs and their worldwide channels. Silas started his career with China Mobile as a wireless system engineer.
Silas Zhou
General Manager, APAC