Nuro doesn't have a typical Silicon Valley origin story. It didn't emerge after a long, slow slog from a suburban garage or through a flash of insight in a university laboratory.
Pandemic pizza was definitely a thing. U.S. consumers forked out a record-breaking $14bn to have pizza delivered to their doors in 2020, and nearly half of that was spent with one brand: Domino's.
The first sign that your town is about to welcome a horde of Nuro robots will be the appearance of a fleet of human-driven Toyota Priuses modified with cameras, lidars and radars.
As one of Facebook's very earliest backers (<a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/09/10/reid-hoffman-invested-37500-into-facebook-at-a-5m-valuation/">with a $37,500 investment at a $5 million valuation