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Nuro

Autonomous delivery vehicle manufacturer

501-1000 employees
  • B2B
  • Logistics
  • Robotics
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Computer Vision
  • Automation
  • Delivery
Mountain View, CA

Company mission

To better everyday life through robotics.

Top investors

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

-29% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Nuro offers custom-built autonomous vehicles for the delivery of physical goods, rather than people. Its vehicles have a distinctive, futuristic, design that has not only made the vehicles noticeable from a marketing point of view, but, has also made its vehicles stand out to other road users, improving safety.

Nuro is an exciting addition to the autonomous vehicle landscape. Without a passenger inside the vehicle, it has been able to sidestep some of the safety issues that have plagued other autonomous vehicle brands. Additionally, the company has landed several high-profile partners, including Uber, Walmart, Chipotle, and Kroger.

With home deliveries at an all-time high, many companies are looking for ways to get goods to customers’ homes as fast as possible. Low-cost, efficient services such as Nuro's offering are becoming increasingly attractive. The company is turning its focus to commercializing and scaling the production of its third-generation vehicle at a new facility in Southern Nevada as it hopes to expand its services across the US.

Benefits

  • Company stock options
  • Free Caltrain pass and commuter benefits
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Health insurance

Company values

  • Earn it - We seek and expect excellence and are not afraid of hard work
  • 1% better everyday - We continuously focus on improving both as individuals and as a company
  • Find a way - We embrace uncertainty and thrive on solving the hardest problems
  • Act now - We trust our team's judgment—everyone is a problem solver
  • One team - Nuro only succeeds if we are all working toward a common goal

Funding (last 2 of 5 rounds)

Nov 2021

$600m

SERIES D

Nov 2020

$500m

SERIES C

$2.1bn

Total funding

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Founders

After an MA in Computer Science at the University of Virginia, Jiajun worked as Principal Software Engineer at Google for over 8 years. He left this role in August 2016 to co-found Nuro with Dave.

Dave Ferguson

(President)

Experienced Robotics Engineer with stints at Google (Computer Vision and Machine Learning Lead) and Intel (Senior Research Scientist). PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Jobs (18)

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