We are excited to welcome two new directors to our board: Reid Hoffman, partner at Greylock, and Mike Volpi, partner at Index Ventures.
Reid is a peerless strategist who will help guide Aurora’s approach as we develop our technology, deepen our relationships, expand our partnerships, and bring self-driving technology to new markets and people. Mike is a master at building customer-focused businesses that rely on both hardware and software; his expertise and attention will help us build a global, world-class business.
“Autonomous vehicles will over the coming decades reshape transportation and have a far reaching impact on our cities and our way of living in way we haven’t seen since Ford’s Model T ‘democratized’ driving last century,” said Mike Volpi. “Aurora is best positioned to lead this transformation, because of the caliber of the team, its unique technology and its deep partnerships with existing car manufacturers. We look forward to welcoming co-founder and CEO Chris Urmson and his talented team to Index and making history together.”
In Reid’s words, “The Aurora team is easily one of the most experienced, pioneering, and technically renowned in autonomous vehicles. They are taking their collective experience, with a focus on rigorous engineering and applied machine learning breakthroughs, to build a completely new approach to autonomous vehicle technology that can have a huge impact on the world, while doing so quickly and safely. This is the team who will bring this autonomous vehicles to the mass market, and I am thrilled to be a part of the ride.”
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Read more about Mike’s and Reid’s thoughts about our partnership on their blogs.