More than 1m vehicles have been fitted with devices developed by this company to monitor driver behaviour and track fuel usage, car speed and location. Tantalum was founded in 2006 as Lysanda. In February 2014 it bought Direct Line’s stolen vehicle recovery division for an undisclosed sum and this boosted its sales to an annualised £12.2m last year. The company is led by Cédriane de Boucaud, 45, and it is backed by investors and venture capital firms, including the Sustainable Technology Fund.
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