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Invest in Swift Rails, Inc.

Forever Sustainable Transportation - environmentally and financially

Friends Invest First
Public Launch on Oct 11 @ 9:00 AM ET
$20.70M pre-money valuation Priced Round
Christopher Hawes
When first hearing about Swift Rails I immediately wanted to be involved because I've seen a dire need for this solution first-hand. It fills a big gap in the US and Europe, but there is also a desperate need in other countries. Having lived in crowded cities in Latin America, Asia and traveled extensively, I have seen the chaos that is transportation in many developing countries. Transportation based soley on roads does not work for heavily populated areas, and a lot of these countries can only afford roads because transit systems are just too expensive. In many of these places it can take a couple hours to travel a few miles on hectic roads overflowing with all kinds of vehicles, most barely moving. Currently there is no solution I see like Swift Rails. In a world where affordable, green technology solutions are in short supply to tackle the infrastructure needs of the world, I feel the Swift Rails team will be able to build, scale, and thrive to meet these growing demands. I invested in Swift Rails’ first offering on Wefunder that closed in February 2021. My confidence in the team and product has only increased after seeing all they accomplished in the last year. With limited funding, they have made remarkable progress developing their technology, bringing down manufacturing costs to position for scale, and growing their sales pipeline. The momentum they’re creating is impressive, and they’re now very well positioned to benefit from the tidal wave of spending coming from the passage of the $1.3 trillion infrastructure bill. I think they are going to generate a ton of interest and win a lot of business in the next couple years. With big ticket projects, my opinion is that it’s not going to take many sales to trigger a step-change in growth and valuation. Swift Rails could have several hundred million dollars in revenue with just a handful of sales, and even a modest sales multiple on that could mean a 9 figure valuation in a relatively short amount of time. And again, it’s led by a fantastic team that’s got a lot of skin in the game, best asymmetric opportunity I’ve seen in a long time.


Revolutionary new transportation designed, tested and proven
USPTO notice of patent issuance September 2023
5 times faster, 40 times less expensive, zero emissions and 100 times safer
Semi-autonomous driverless vehicles take you to your destination
Massive growth potential in multi-trillion dollar market
Solves 1/3 of climate change, improves cities and quality of life
Great team - CEO led a public company that completed 50,000 projects in over 100 countries

Our Team

We are passionate about the environment. Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gases and a multi-trillion dollar market. It’s a place where we can have a big positive impact. The number of vehicles doubles every 20 years and we are running out of room for more roads. The path we are on is simply unsustainable. We can do much better!

Forever Sustainable Transportation - environmentally and financially

Swift Rails is a new type of on-demand transit that is 5x faster and 40x less expensive than conventional light-rail.

Swift Rails uses autonomous 1-4 person vehicles traveling rapidly on a highway of ultra-light rails. Vehicles are hailed by app and deliver passengers directly to their destination with zero emissions. The rails are elevated 12-15 ft. above the traffic (and pedestrians, animals, wet roads and snow) using a pole similar in size to a light post and they install quickly and easily almost anywhere.

We Make Installing Transit Easy by Radically Changing the Cost Equation

Our low cost, quick installation and tiny footprint completely changes how transit can be applied by eliminating the biggest hurdles to implementation. In many cases, we can build a system for the time and cost of studying conventional transit projects.

People Who See Our Vehicle Love Our Concept

Just about anyone who sees our vehicle in person immediately “gets it”. We’ve had over 1,000 people sit in the vehicle and responses have been overwhelmingly positive. They all want Swift Rails in their hometown, and many are bursting with ideas of other places where it would be great.

Your Investment Will Introduce Transportation That Changes the World

Solving Climate Change

    • 2.4 gigatons of annual carbon reduction projected by 2040*

Making Transportation Safer

    • Estimated 10 million annual traffic injuries avoided by 2040*

Improving Life

    • Reduce air pollution, congestion and stress

    • Make travel fun again

    • Free up green space and make cities more livable

Making a Great Return

    • Things that transform the world have great returns on investment

We will work incredibly hard to make your return worthwhile

* please see our Impact Report at for more detail