Today marks an important milestone for the company we started in a cold basement with lime green carpets some 11 years ago. The world was a very different place back in late 2008 - The global financial crisis had just begun, and the economy was barely limping along. Autonomous vehicles were science experiments, just starting to take root in academic research labs. It was a horrible time to start any business, let alone one focused on autonomous vehicles.

And yet, that’s what we did, against all odds. We were passionate about robotics and committed to figuring out a way to make it work. We had no money to fund product development, and investors were allergic to our sector, so the first problem that we set out to solve was finding customers who pay us to build robots for them. We called it “Customer Development,” and it was the nexus of what would become a deeply rooted “Customer First” value of carefully listening and putting customer happiness above all.  You told us what we needed to build, and we listened carefully. We would not be here today if it were not for our earliest customers believing in us and taking that leap of faith. [A sincere and heartfelt thank you, you know who you are!]

Today, almost exactly 11 years since starting the company, I’m thrilled to announce that we have received a $29M Series C investment, bringing our total funding to $84M. This funding is for you, our customer. We will use these dollars to invest wisely in technology, to build more amazing products for you, and do so in more corners of the world faster. As always, we remain committed to actively listening and adapting to your needs.  

We look forward to partnering with you on this next chapter of our wild journey. 


Matt Rendall
CEO & Co-Founder

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