Investors pour billions into automated delivery startups - Waymo, AutoX, Boxbot to Gatik

Reuters | May 19, 2020, 11:49 AM IST

Since September, investors have pumped at least $6 billion into more than two dozen startups that are automating delivery of goods and food, from heavy trucks to sidewalk robots and drones. Using the sources from PitchBook and Reuters analysis, here are some among them. Photo: Reuters

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Investment attracted by Waymo

Investment attracted by Waymo

Waymo
Country: United States
Transport type: People, goods
Last raise: $3 billion
Dates: March 2, 2020 and May 12, 2020
Corporate investors: Alphabet, Magna, AutoNation. Photo: Reuters

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Investment in AEV Robotics

Investment in AEV Robotics

AEV Robotics
Country: Australia
Transport type: People, goods
Last raise: $2.5 million
Date: April 7, 2020
Corporate investors: n/a. Photo: Reuters

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Money pumped by investors in AutoX

Money pumped by investors in AutoX

AutoX
Country: United States
Transport type: People, goods
Last raise: undisclosed
Date: December 1, 2019
Corporate investors: Alibaba. Photo: Reuters

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Investment in Boxbot

Investment in Boxbot

Boxbot
Country: United States
Transport type: Last mile
Last raise: undisclosed
Date: March 5, 2020
Corporate investors: Toyota. Photo: Reuters

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meony landed in Gatik

meony landed in Gatik

Gatik
Country: United States
Transport type: Last mile
Last raise: undisclosed
Date: February 25, 2020
Corporate investors: n/a. Photo: Gatik

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Money being poured in Neolix

Money being poured in Neolix

Neolix
Country: China
Transport type: Last mile
Last raise: $28.6 million
Date: March 11, 2020
Corporate investors: Lixiang. Photo: Reuters