zoox

  • Steve Jurvetson on why he couldn’t join the board of secretive Zoox

    Steve Jurvetson on why he couldn’t join the board of secretive Zoox

    Today at our TC Disrupt event in San Francisco, we had the chance to catch up with investor Steve Jurvetson about a wide number of things that are sweeping across the startup landscape (and might fundamentally change it), from ICOs to Softbank’s giant Vision Fund to AI to Elon Musk’s new Boring Company. Jurvetson had plenty of interesting insights about all, unsurprisingly. He… Read More

  • Zoox in talks with SoftBank to fund self-driving cars

    Zoox in talks with SoftBank to fund self-driving cars

    Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox is in talks with Japanese investment firm SoftBank to raise more funding. Building vehicles is a capital-intensive business, so it’s no surprise that Zoox would seek more funding. And SoftBank’s Vision Fund has about $100 billion to invest, so the team is looking for opportunities to write big checks. Read More

  • Stealth Uber competitor Zoox valued at $1.5 billion

    Stealth Uber competitor Zoox valued at $1.5 billion

    The race for self-driving autos is heating up; undercover startup Zoox is fetching a value of $1.5 billion even before unveiling their first product. TechCrunch has confirmed that the company recently raised $50 million from Hong Kong-based hedge fund Composite Capital. The round was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and comes just months after $200 million in funding raised at a… Read More

  • Zoox raises $200 million at $1 billion valuation for its self-driving cars

    Zoox raises $200 million at $1 billion valuation for its self-driving cars

    TechCrunch has confirmed reports that auto startup Zoox is raising about $200 million at a $1 billion valuation. We’ve also learned that investors Lux Capital and DFJ are involved in the round. The Palo Alto-based startup founded by Tim Kentley-Klay and Jesse Levinson, has been deliberately quiet about what they are working on presumably for competitive reasons, but the Zoox team has… Read More