CLC Advisors’ CEO Cindy Chin joins Mercedes Benz EQ x Ars Electronica


mercedes-eq-logo_100652828_hSeptember 9, 2019

LINZ, AUSTRIA – This past weekend, our CEO Cindy Chin joined the Mercedes-Benz EQ team for an exciting weekend in Linz at the Ars Electronica #AIxMusicFestival. Attended by designers, artists, musicians and extraordinary creatives, this was a daring bunch to exchange ideas with including some of Daimler’s deep thinkers on future studies and ideation with Alexander Mankowsky and reunited with Sabine Engelhardt, the inventor of the magical elixirs of fragrances in all 11 classes of Mercedes Benz vehicles.


Capped with an EQ Spark AR workshop working with software to create face filters with the queen of face filters, Johanna Jakowska, whose creations have had over 400 million users.



“This is aspiring and inspiring in both product and practice,” says Chin. The launch of their first fully electric car, the EQ models (#EQC model pictured here) will be available in markets including China at the end of 2019 in Mercedes Benz’s shift towards #sustainability and #electricmobility. Daimler announced its goal to be carbon neutral by 2039 under its “Ambition2039” directive. By reducing the CO2 footprint in Mercedes Benz vehicles in the next 20 years, Daimler will comply with the commitments in the Paris Climate Accord and goals of reducing climate change effects.




“With building the EQ Community, this demonstrates the depth, thought, and commitment that Mercedes Benz is undertaking in building relationships with exciting and extraordinary creative individuals across multidisciplinary competencies. As we move towards a more autonomous, electric, and sustainable modes of transport and living, a significant factor will be all about relationships and how people in communities adapt such technologies into their day to day lives and societies. Sustainability is a key global problem that must be solved at a planetary level. With Mercedes sourcing batteries for electric vehicles with carbon neutral production for the first time, it’s one step closer to solving that problem. These are exciting and interesting times we live in,” says Cindy Chin. “It’s an incredibly smart and bold move. I’m deeply honored to be a part of the EQ Community.”




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About Mercedes Benz EQ
EQ represents intelligent electromobility. For appealing design, extraordinary driving pleasure, high levels of everyday suitability and maximum safety. The new product and technology brand represents “emotion and intelligence”, two Mercedes-Benz brand values.

A century of Mercedes-Benz engineering expertise has culminated into “Electric Intelligence” with EQ. We firmly believe in collectively shaping the future and are setting out to have inspiring conversations with some of the greatest minds of our time. EQ is not only a brand, but also an attitude towards the future.

Daimler at a Glance
Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group
is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.

The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today:
The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of alternative drive trains with the long-term goal of emission-free driving: from hybrid vehicles to electric vehicles powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards accident-free driving and intelligent connectivity all the way to autonomous driving.This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.

Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2016, the Group sold around 3 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 282,488 people; revenue totalled €153.3 billion and EBIT amounted to €12.9 billion.

About Cindy Chin
Ms. Chin is an entrepreneur, venture strategist, and cultural ambassador of the arts and sciences. As CEO of CLC Advisors, LLC, she is an advisor and board member to founding startup teams, opportunity scout for VC and LP partners, a global strategic thought leader, and a sought-after speaker.

Cindy is also a NASA Datanaut, an open data innovation program to promote data science, coding, and gender diversity. The NASA Datanauts program operates within the Office of the CIO at NASA Headquarters. She is also a mentor in the Google Launchpad Mentor Program, Stanford University’s Technology Entrepreneurship and undergrad programs, and a member of the faculty of the Startup Executive Academy of Silicon Castles in Salzburg, Austria.

In 2018, she was named as Entrepreneur Magazine’s “50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs” along with leaders including SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, General Motor’s CEO Mary Barra, celebrity chef and founder of World Central Kitchen José Andrés, “Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan, Chance the Rapper, Academy Award winning actress and founder of Hello Sunshine’s Reese Witherspoon, and IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty.

About CLC Advisors, LLC
CLC Advisors, LLC is a firm of trusted advisors and management consultants focusing on development and execution strategies to build and incubate value-based business ventures, innovations, initiatives, and forward exponential technologies to future societies and smART cities. We are dedicated to finding solutions for traditional business models or expanding into the growing arenas of impact investing, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and philanthropy venture capital.