Convenience is the Future
Autonomous delivery startup Nuro has raised $940m in a Series B round from SoftBank Vision Fund to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots.
Founded in 2016, the Mountain View-based company is led by Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, two former members of Google’s self-driving car project. Nuro, which is focused on local deliveries, announced a deal last year with Kroger to deliver groceries for customers in Scottsdale, AZ.
“We’ve spent the last two and a half years building an amazing team, launching our first unmanned service, working with incredible partners and creating technology to fundamentally improve our daily lives. This partnership gives us the opportunity to take the next step in realizing our vision for local commerce and the broad application of our technology.” – Cofounder, Nuro, Dave Ferguson.