"Boxbot is a latecomer in the field. The Oakland-based company boasts impressive pedigrees from its founders — former Tesla engineer Austin Oehlerking and Mark Godwin, an entrepreneur who was working on improving logistics services through machine learning before he was acqui-hired by Uber."
"As the autonomous vehicle revolution inches closer to reality, packages rather than people could be the first regular passengers.
That is the logic behind Boxbot, an Oakland, Calif., startup that is developing self-driving delivery technology. The somewhat secretive company said Monday that it has raised $7.5 million in early-stage venture capital from a handful of investors that include Toyota’s research division."
"Toyota AI Ventures has invested in startup Boxbot, which promises to extend logistics automation from warehouses to last-mile delivery."
"Boxbot, a startup focused on self-driving delivery vehicles, announced today that it has raised a $7.5 million round of seed funding."
"It was a long road that took the two founders of Boxbot from drinks at Drake’s Dealership to winning the prestigious Pear Berkeley Challenge, but both Austin Oehlerking and Mark Godwin are very at home on the road."