Optimus Ride

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Optimus Ride is a company that develops self‑driving technologies to enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. The Company designs a fully autonomous (level 4) system for electric vehicle fleets. Optimus Ride combines university research in self‑driving technologies, electric vehicles, and Mobility-on-Demand Systems. 
HQBoston, MA, US
Employee Ratings3.9
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)180(+8%)
Job Openings40
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Optimus Ride

Sean Harrington

Sean Harrington

Chief Executive Officer
David Tucker

David Tucker

Vice President of Product
Karim Al-Khafaji

Karim Al-Khafaji

Director of Business Development
Oscar de la Mora Vega

Oscar de la Mora Vega

Vice President of Finance
Patrick Barragán

Patrick Barragán

Vice President of Autonomy
David Hsu

David Hsu

Director of Mechatronics
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Optimus Ride Office Locations

Optimus Ride has an office in Boston
Boston, MA, US (HQ)
88 Black Falcon Ave
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Optimus Ride Financials and Metrics

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Optimus Ride total Funding

$23.3 m

Optimus Ride latest funding size

$18 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago

Optimus Ride investors

Optimus Ride's latest funding round in November 2017 was reported to be $18 m. In total, Optimus Ride has raised $23.3 m
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Optimus Ride News and Updates

Optimus Ride begins delivering food to families in need in Washington, D.C.

Self-driving startup Optimus Ride this week began delivering food to families in need at the Yards, a development in Washington, D.C.

Optimus Ride self-driving vehicles use Velodyne lidar sensors

Optimus Ride, a self-driving vehicle technology startup that spun out of MIT in 2015, will use Velodyne‘s lidar sensors in its entire fleet. Optimus Ride is currently testing its vehicles in Massachusetts and New York, and it will soon be testing in California and Virginia. Optimus Ride’s all-electr…

Optimus Ride brings self-driving cars to private communities in NY and CA

If you live in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, you could be one of the first consumers to ride in a self-driving car in the state of New York. That’s thanks to autonomous vehicle startup Optimus Ride, which today announced its plans to deploy self-driving vehicles to the 300-acre development in Brooklyn. Th…

Optimus Ride will roll out geofenced driverless taxis in New York City and California later this year

Optimus said it plans to deploy fleets of driverless cars within geofenced communities in New York City and Northern California later this year.

Optimus Ride taps Nvidia for its level 4 autonomous cars

Boston-based autonomous car startup Optimus Ride said it'll use Nvidia's Drive AGX Xavier platform for current and future fleets.

Optimus Ride Raised $18 Million In Recent Series A Funding Round

The MIT spinoff firm Optimus Ride, focused on the development of self-driving vehicle tech, recently closed an $18 million Series A funding round led by Greycroft Partners and accompanied by others including the director of MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito
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Optimus Ride Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Optimus Ride founded?

    Optimus Ride was founded in 2015.

  • Who are Optimus Ride key executives?

    Optimus Ride's key executives are Sean Harrington, David Tucker and Karim Al-Khafaji.

  • How many employees does Optimus Ride have?

    Optimus Ride has 180 employees.

  • Who are Optimus Ride competitors?

    Competitors of Optimus Ride include May Mobility, Next Future Transportation and Zoox.

  • Where is Optimus Ride headquarters?

    Optimus Ride headquarters is located at 88 Black Falcon Ave, Boston.

  • Where are Optimus Ride offices?

    Optimus Ride has an office in Boston.

  • How many offices does Optimus Ride have?

    Optimus Ride has 1 office.