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1) Einride

Einride

Einride is a transportation technology firm that designs and develops electric and autonomous freight vehicles.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • State: Stockholms Lan
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Filip Lilja, Linnea Kornehed, Robert Falck
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $152,343,070
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 15 (EQT Ventures, Ericsson, Temasek Holdings, Northzone, Soros Fund Management)

You can find their website here.

2) Gideon Brothers

Gideon Brothers

Gideon Brothers uses AI and Visual Perception to address industrial challenges with autonomous mobility robots.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Croatia
  • State: Grad Zagreb
  • City: Zagreb
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Edin Kočo, Josip Ćesić, Kruno Stražanac, Matija Kopić, Milan Račić
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $36,527,751
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 17 (LocalGlobe, Taavet Hinrikus, Plug and Play Tech Center, Koch Disruptive Technologies, HCVC)

You can find their website here.

3) Tritium

Tritium

Tritium provides energy independence through scalable and adaptable technology solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • State: Queensland
  • City: Brisbane
  • Started in: 2001
  • Founders: David Finn
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $93,974,879
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3 (Cigna, Gilbarco Veeder Root, Brian Flannery)

You can find their website here.

4) EasyMile

EasyMile

EasyMile is a high-tech startup that specializes in both autonomous car software and smart mobility solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • State: Midi-Pyrenees
  • City: Toulouse
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Gilbert Gagnaire, Philippe Ligier
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: € 77,118,623
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 7 (Bpifrance, Continental, Searchlight Capital Partners, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Alstom)

You can find their website here.

5) Heex Technologies

Heex Technologies

Software services backed by Smart Data are unlocking the promise of autonomous systems.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • State: Ile-de-France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Arnaud de La Fortelle, Bruno Mendes Da Silva, Etienne Boutan
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $1,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 9 (Google, Bpifrance, Techstars Tel Aviv Accelerator, Wilco, Transvalor)

You can find their website here.

6) Baraja

Baraja

Baraja is a manufacturer of 3D machine vision systems.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • State: New South Wales
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Cibby Pulikkaseril, Federico Collarte
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $63,919,206
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 8 (Sequoia Capital China, Blackbird Ventures, Main Sequence Ventures, Regal Funds Management, Perennial Value Management)

You can find their website here.

7) TTTech

TTTech

TTTech is a technology pioneer in networked safety controls situated in Vienna, Austria.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Austria
  • State: Wien
  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 1998
  • Founders: Georg Kopetz, Stefan Poledna
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: € 169,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 8 (Samsung Electronics, Infineon Technologies, Audi AG, General Electric (GE), Audi)

You can find their website here.

8) Scantinel Photonics

Scantinel Photonics

Scantinel Photonics is a high-tech start-up that is working on next-generation LiDAR technology for self-driving cars.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Baden-Wurttemberg
  • City: Ulm
  • Started in: 2019
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 7,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Scania Growth Capital)

You can find their website here.

9) Brisa Robotica

Brisa Robotica

Solutions for robotics, autonomous systems, and machine intelligence

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Brazil
  • State: Bahia
  • City: Recife
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: David Bensoussan, Thiago de Freitas
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: R$1,440,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3 (DOMO Invest, Urca Angels, HARDS)

You can find their website here.

10) Teraki

Teraki

Teraki enables access to more qualitative data, allowing insurance, maintenance, and autonomous driving applications to scale.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Berlin
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Daniel Richart, Markus Kopf
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $16,096,420
  • Funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 18 (Alumni Ventures Group, Intel Capital, Startupbootcamp, Horizons Ventures, Rev1 Ventures)

You can find their website here.

11) Sensible 4

Sensible 4

Sensible4 is a self-driving vehicle software firm that builds self-driving automobiles that can be used all year.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Finland
  • State: Southern Finland
  • City: Espoo
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Harri Santamala, Jari Saarinen, Jussi Suomela, Tommi Rimpiläinen
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $7,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 2 (ITOCHU Corporation, NordicNinja VC)

You can find their website here.

12) Ascent Robotics

Ascent Robotics

Ascent Robotics is an AI business that creates intelligent industrial robotics and autonomous car solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • State: Tokyo
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Fred Almeida, Masayuki Ishizaki
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $11,131,199
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (SBI Investment, Bart Joseph Broadman)

You can find their website here.

13) PROTON Holdings

PROTON Holdings

PROTON Holdings is a company that designs, builds, and sells automobiles.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Indonesia
  • State: Jawa Barat
  • City: Subang
  • Started in: 1983
  • Founders: Mahathir Mohamad
  • Number of employees: 10001+
  • Funding: CN¥460,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Zhejiang Geely Holding Group)

You can find their website here.

14) ZMP

ZMP

ZMP is a robotics and accessories company that makes cars and buses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • State: Tokyo
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2001
  • Founders: Hisashi Taniguchi, Toru Ichihashi
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: ¥2,516,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 21 (Intel Capital, Sony, SBI Investment, Sumitomo Corporation, Dream Incubator)

You can find their website here.

15) Dronehub

Dronehub

Inspection and delivery using automated industrial drones, all-terrain hubs, and AI-powered software.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Poland
  • State: Mazowieckie
  • City: Warsaw
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Vadym Melnyk, Vadym Melnyk
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: PLN2,200,000
  • Funding rounds: 1

You can find their website here.

16) Seoul Robotics

Seoul Robotics

Building powerful Lidar perception software for self-driving automobiles and robots - Making robots intelligent

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Han Bin Lee
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $6,100,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 7 (Artesian VC, MassChallenge, Zeroth.AI, KB Investment, FuturePlay)

You can find their website here.

17) Euler Motors

Euler Motors

Euler Motors is a full-stack electric vehicle manufacturer focused on business mobility and last-mile logistics.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Delhi
  • City: New Delhi
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Saurav Kumar
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $18,151,445
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 8 (Blume Ventures, Sujeet Kumar, Emergent Ventures, ADB Ventures, Inventus Capital)

You can find their website here.

18) Playment

Playment

Playment is a cloud-based data labeling tool that generates large amounts of training data for computer vision models.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Ajinkya Malasane, Akshay Lal, Siddharth Mall
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $2,470,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6 (Y Combinator, SAIF Partners, Ryan Petersen, Google Launchpad Accelerator, Max Altman)

You can find their website here.

19) Horizon Robotics

Horizon Robotics

Horizon Robotics is a smart mobility company that focuses on artificial intelligence computing.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Haidian
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Annie Tao, Chang Huang, Kai Yu, Ming Yang
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $1,600,300,002
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 42 (Intel Capital, Sequoia Capital, Vertex Ventures, ZhenFund, Sinovation Ventures)

You can find their website here.

20) Hesai Technology

Hesai Technology

Hesai Technology is a laser sensor creator and manufacturer for robotics and self-driving cars.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Kai Sun, Shaoqing Xiang, Yifan Li
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $531,151,155
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 17 (Meituan, Xiaomi, Baidu, Qiming Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners)

You can find their website here.

21) WeRide

WeRide

WeRide is a firm that develops autonomous car technologies all over the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Guangzhou
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Qing Lu, Tony Han, Yan Li
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $620,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 24 (SenseTime, IDG Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, Idinvest Partners, Sinovation Ventures)

You can find their website here.

22) Momenta

Momenta

Momenta is a company that develops autonomous driving technologies with the goal of increasing efficiency.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Gang Sun, Shaoqing Ren, Xudong Cao, Yan Xia
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $703,150,880
  • Funding rounds: 10
  • Number of investors: 21 (Tencent, GGV Capital, Daimler, Temasek Holdings, Cathay Innovation)

You can find their website here.

23) WM Motor

WM Motor

WM Motor is an automaker that creates, manufactures, develops, and sells electric vehicles that run on batteries.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Bin Lu, Hui Shen, Ligang Du
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $4,859,399,622
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 24 (Tencent, Sequoia Capital, Baidu, Agricultural Bank of China, Tsinghua Unigroup)

You can find their website here.

24) BYTON

BYTON

BYTON is an electric vehicle manufacturer that creates vehicles that are completely connected smart devices on wheels.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Jiangsu
  • City: Nanjing
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Carsten Breitfeld, Daniel Kirchert
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $1,200,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 9 (Tencent, Foxconn Technology Group, Suning.com, Contemporary Amperex Technology, Marubeni)

You can find their website here.

25) Youibot

Youibot

Youibot is dedicated to offering professional autonomous inspection mobile robots in order to achieve intelligent safety.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Shenzhen
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Zhao Wanqiu
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $15,469,818
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 5 (SOSV, ZhenFund, HAX, Softbank Ventures Asia, C&I Capital)

You can find their website here.

26) DiDi Autonomous Driving

DiDi Autonomous Driving

Level 4 autonomous driving (“AD”) technologies are available from DiDi Autonomous Driving, with the goal of making transportation safer and more efficient.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Bo Zhang, Xing Meng
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $800,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 6 (SoftBank Vision Fund, IDG Capital, CPE, Russia-China Investment Fund, CCB International)

You can find their website here.

27) Zongmu

Zongmu

Zongmu Technology is a self-driving technology company based in China.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Rui Tang
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $29,054,134
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 5 (Qualcomm Ventures, Legend Capital, Dyee Capital, Xiamen C&D Corporation, Cantor Jungle)

You can find their website here.

28) Quicktron Robotics

Quicktron Robotics

Quicktron Robotics is a manufacturer of industrial automation hardware, control software, and robotic systems.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangxi
  • City: Yanghe
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Di Sun, Dong Li, Yadong Shen, Zhang Clint
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $129,058,153
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 8 (Cainiao Logistics, SBCVC, Prosperity7 Ventures, China Creation Ventures (CCV), KION GROUP)

You can find their website here.

29) CalmCar Vision System

CalmCar Vision System

CalmCar is a deep learning-based embedded system that can recognize and localize complicated road data.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Jiangsu
  • City: Suzhou
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Xi Wang
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $18,712,334
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3 (SAIC Capital, Shenzhen Guozhong Venture Capital Management, Unicom Venture Capital)

You can find their website here.

30) UISEE

UISEE

UISEE offers cutting-edge autonomous driving products as well as transformational mobility-on-demand services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Haidian
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Gansha Wu, Yan Jiang
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $154,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 10 (CICC, ZhenFund, Sinovation Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Shenzhen Guozhong Venture Capital Management)

You can find their website here.

31) HiRain Technologies

HiRain Technologies

HiRain Technologies specializes in automotive electronics, project consulting and engineering, development tools, and training.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 1998
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: CN¥210,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (China Renaissance)

You can find their website here.

32) Hong Jing Drive

Hong Jing Drive

Hong Jing Drive develops a computing platform for self-driving cars.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Zhejiang
  • City: Hangzhou
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $8,892,386
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 11 (Sky9 Capital, BlueRun Ventures, Hillhouse Capital Group, Walden International, Translink Capital)

You can find their website here.

33) LandSpace

LandSpace

LandSpace is a Chinese rocket firm that develops and operates rockets.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Changwu Zhang
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $336,123,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 16 (Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners, 36Kr, China Growth Capital | CGC, Lightspeed China Partners)

You can find their website here.

34) Yihang.ai

Yihang.ai

Yihang.ai is a company that creates self-driving cars.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Jilin
  • City: Changchun
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Yuxing Chen
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $47,152,006
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 8 (Matrix Partners China, Source Code Capital, Li Auto, Future Capital, CICC Alpha)

You can find their website here.

35) Affectiva

Affectiva

Affectiva is a company that makes software that recognizes emotions by analyzing minor facial and speech cues.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Massachusetts
  • City: Boston
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Rana el Kaliouby, Rosalind Picard
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $62,550,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 17 (National Science Foundation, Horizons Ventures, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, MIT Media Lab)

You can find their website here.

36) Argo AI

Argo AI

Argo AI is a business that develops self-driving technology platforms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Bryan Salesky, Peter Rander
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $3,600,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (Ford Motor, Volkswagen Group)

You can find their website here.

37) May Mobility

May Mobility

May Mobility is using autonomous technology to improve cities and make the world a safer, greener, and more accessible place.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Michigan
  • City: Ann Arbor
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Alisyn Malek, Edwin Olson, Steve Vozar
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $83,620,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 15 (SV Angel, Y Combinator, Toyota Motor, Maven Ventures, Toyota Ventures)

You can find their website here.

38) Superpedestrian

Superpedestrian

Superpedestrian is a venture-backed startup that creates light-weight electric cars with built-in online platforms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Massachusetts
  • City: Cambridge-US
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Assaf Biderman
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $136,700,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 18 (General Catalyst, OurCrowd, Spark Capital, Edison Partners, Xavier Niel)

You can find their website here.

39) PrecisionHawk

PrecisionHawk

Precision Hawk creates and combines commercial drone technology that revolutionizes the collecting and analysis of aerial data.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: North Carolina
  • City: Raleigh
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Christopher Dean, Ernest Earon
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $136,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 16 (Intel Capital, Third Point Ventures, USAA, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Millennium Technology Value Partners)

You can find their website here.

40) Optimus Ride

Optimus Ride

Optimus Ride is a self-driving car firm that offers communities safe, dependable, convenient, and long-term mobility.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Massachusetts
  • City: Boston
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Albert Huang, Jenny Larios Berlin, Ramiro Almeida, Ryan Chin, Sertac Karaman
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $75,981,997
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 22 (Alumni Ventures Group, Emerson Collective, FirstMark, Haystack, NextView Ventures)

You can find their website here.

41) Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries is a defense equipment manufacturer that creates technology for military and border surveillance organizations.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Irvine
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Brian Schimpf, Joseph Chen, Matt Grimm, Palmer Luckey, Trae Stephens
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $691,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 17 (General Catalyst, Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Spark Capital)

You can find their website here.

42) Locomation

Locomation

Locomation creates safe and dependable self-driving transport solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Alonzo Kelly, Cetin Mericli, Michael George, Tekin Mericli, Venkat Rajagopalan
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $11,480,847
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 16 (Fusion Fund, MicroVentures, Plug and Play Tech Center, Western Technology Investment, Blackhorn Ventures)

You can find their website here.

43) AirMap

AirMap

AirMap is a platform for unmanned aircraft that provides airspace services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Santa Monica
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Ben Marcus, Gregory McNeal
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $78,657,664
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 22 (General Catalyst, Rakuten, Lux Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Sony)

You can find their website here.

44) Local Motors

Local Motors

Local Motors is an American automaker that designs and manufactures safe and accessible mobility solutions for small towns.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Arizona
  • City: Chandler
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Damien Declercq, John B. Rogers, Mark Smith
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $15,250,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 5 (Airbus Ventures, Scout Ventures, VTF Capital, Mirai Creation Fund, Bre Pettis)

You can find their website here.

45) Outrider

Outrider

Yard operations for logistics hubs that are self-contained

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Colorado
  • City: Golden Brighton
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Andrew Smith
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: 191000000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 10 (New Enterprise Associates, 8VC, Koch Disruptive Technologies, Prologis Ventures, Fraser McCombs Capital)

You can find their website here.

46) Wheels

Wheels

Wheels is a public shared electric mobility platform that offers transportation to the general public.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Chris Stavlas, Jonathan Viner, Joshua Viner
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $96,297,422
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 10 (Alumni Ventures Group, Bullpen Capital, DBL Partners, Naval Ravikant, 3L Capital)

You can find their website here.

47) Cruise

Cruise

Cruise creates self-driving vehicles that link people to the places, things, and experiences they care about in a safe and secure manner.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Daniel Kan, Jeremy Guillory, Kyle Vogt
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $13,018,800,000
  • Funding rounds: 11
  • Number of investors: 45 (SoftBank Vision Fund, Walmart, Felicis Ventures, Microsoft, SV Angel)

You can find their website here.

48) Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors is an automobile manufacturer that focuses on electric vehicles.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Newark
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Andrew Burns, Sam Weng
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $1,330,999,992
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 5 (Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, Venrock, Mitsui & Co, China Environmental Fund, Jafco Life Science)

You can find their website here.

49) DeepMap

DeepMap

DeepMap is advancing safe autonomy by offering the greatest autonomous mapping and localization solutions in the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Palo Alto
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: James Wu, Mark Wheeler
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $92,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 8 (Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, Generation Investment Management, GSR Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital)

You can find their website here.

50) Ridecell

Ridecell

For automobile rental firms, Ridecell provides car-sharing, ride-sharing, short-term leases, and autonomous vehicle fleet services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Aarjav Trivedi, ArunKumar Elangovan, Steve Dickerson
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $134,754,653
  • Funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 29 (Square, General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator)

You can find their website here.

51) Kodiak Robotics

Kodiak Robotics

Kodiak Robotics is a long-haul transportation company that develops autonomous technologies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Mountain View
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Don Burnette, Paz Eshel
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $40,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 6 (Battery Ventures, CRV, Lightspeed Venture Partners, BMW i Ventures, Tusk Venture Partners)

You can find their website here.

52) Zoox

Zoox

Zoox is a self-driving car and mobility-as-a-service firm powered by artificial intelligence.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Foster City
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Jesse Levinson, Tim Kentley Klay
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $1,005,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 13 (Lux Capital, IDG Capital, Threshold, Blackbird Ventures, Grok Ventures)

You can find their website here.

53) Waymo

Waymo

Waymo develops self-driving technology created in Google's labs to enhance transportation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Mountain View
  • Started in: 2009
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $5,500,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 13 (Silver Lake, Temasek Holdings, Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Tiger Global Management)

You can find their website here.

54) AEye

AEye

For automotive autonomy, advanced driver assistance systems, and robotic vision applications, AEye develops AI-powered LiDAR systems.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Dublin
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Barry Behnken, Jordan Greene, Luis Dussan, Ransom Wuller
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $89,146,590
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 11 (Intel Capital, Trucks Venture Capital, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Airbus Ventures)

You can find their website here.

55) Aurora

Aurora

Aurora is bringing the benefits of self-driving technology to a wider audience in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Mountain View
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Chris Urmson, J. Andrew Bagnell, Sterling Anderson
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $1,090,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 15 (Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Uber, T. Rowe Price, Amazon)

You can find their website here.

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