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Velodyne LiDAR is a company providing lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. It offers surround, directional, and close range sensors as well as Vella, a driver assistance software solution that delivers lane-keeping assist (LKA), automatic emergency braking (AEB), and adaptive cruise control (ACC) functionalities. The company serves the trucking, mapping, industrial, ADAs, drone, UAV (unmanned autonomous vehicle), robotics, smart city, and security industries.
TypePrivate
Founded1983
HQSan Jose, US
Websitevelodynelidar.com
Employee Ratings1.8

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (May 2020)319(-2%)
Revenue (Y, 2017)$200 M

Key People/Management at Velodyne

David Hall

David Hall

Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board
Anand Gopalan

Anand Gopalan

Chief Executive Officer
Rick Tewell

Rick Tewell

Chief Operating Officer
Marta Thoma Hall

Marta Thoma Hall

Chief Marketing Officer
Matt Rekow

Matt Rekow

Chief Technology Officer
Drew Hamer

Drew Hamer

Chief Financial Officer
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Velodyne Office Locations

Velodyne has offices in San Jose, Alameda, Morgan Hill, Beijing and in 1 other location
San Jose, US (HQ)
5521 Hellyer Ave
Alameda, US
1080 Marina Village Pkwy
Morgan Hill, US
345 Digital Dr
Beijing, CN
2 Kexueyuan S Rd, Haidian Qu
Rüsselsheim am Main, DE
Marktstraße 32-34
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Velodyne Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1983

Velodyne total Funding

$225.2 m

Velodyne latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

7 months ago

Velodyne investors

Velodyne's latest funding round in October 2019 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Velodyne has raised $225.2 m. Velodyne's latest valuation is reported to be $1.8 b.
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Velodyne Revenue

Velodyne's revenue was reported to be $200 m in Y, 2017
USD

Revenue (Y, 2017)

200.0m

Market valuation

1.8b
USDY, 2017E

Revenue

200.0m
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

1.1m
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Velodyne Operating Metrics

Velodyne's Customers was reported to be 250 in Jun, 2019.
Mar, 2019Jun, 2019May, 2020

Laser Sensors Shipped to Date, units

30 k

Laser Sensors Shipped to Date

$500 m

Customers

250

Products

12
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Velodyne Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Mapper.aiJuly 23, 2019

Velodyne Online and Social Media Presence

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Velodyne News and Updates

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Velodyne Lidar Sensors Power 3D Data Capture in New NavVis VLX Mapping System

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced the NavVis VLX wearable indoor mobile mapping system, launched today, is equipped with Velodyne lidar sensors to provide high-quality data capture of 3D measurements. NavVis VLX is designed for reality capture in complex built environments such as construction sites an…

Velodyne Lidar Announces Agreement with EasyMile

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a three-year agreement with EasyMile, a global leader in driverless technology and smart vehicle solutions. EasyMile uses Velodyne lidar sensors in production of its EZ10 autonomous passenger shuttles that are deployed on public and private roads in more than 30 …

Velodyne Lidar Announces Agreement with TLD

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a three-year agreement with TLD, a global leader in ground support equipment. TLD uses Velodyne lidar sensors in production of its TractEasy® autonomous electric baggage tractor that enables a significant increase in productivity, efficiency and labor savings in…

Velodyne Lidar Launches Ecosystem Partner Program

The Automated with Velodyne program, which currently has close to 40 partners, helps companies by supporting innovation, promoting applications and creating lasting customer and business relationships.

Velodyne Lidar announces multi-year sales agreement with NAVYA

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced a multi-year sales agreement with NAVYA, a leading company in autonomous driving systems. Since 2015, NAVYA has been using Velodyne lidar sensors in production for its autonomous shuttle fleet that provides mobility services to cities and private sites.
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Velodyne Blogs

Velodyne Lidar Leadership Spotlight: Arun Vaidyanath

Interview with Arun Vaidyanath, who recently joined Velodyne as Senior Vice President, Engineering, and is responsible for delivering automotive grade lidar products to market. The post Velodyne Lidar Leadership Spotlight: Arun Vaidyanath appeared first on Velodyne Lidar.

Team CoSTAR Uses Velodyne Lidar Technology in DARPA Subterranean Challenge Urban Circuit

Team CoSTAR placed first in the recent DARPA Subterranean Challenge Urban Circuit. CoSTAR used Velodyne Puck LITE™ sensors on their winning robots. The post Team CoSTAR Uses Velodyne Lidar Technology in DARPA Subterranean Challenge Urban Circuit appeared first on Velodyne Lidar.

Velodyne Lidar Leadership Spotlight: Michelle Esau

For Velodyne Lidar's next Leadershiop Spotlight, we talked with Michelle Esau, Vice President, Finance and Controller for Velodyne. The post Velodyne Lidar Leadership Spotlight: Michelle Esau appeared first on Velodyne Lidar.

Deepen Delivers Annotation Excellence for Autonomous Development

How Deepen helps companies curate, annotate and validate real-world, multi-sensor data, for perception development for ADAS and AV. The post Deepen Delivers Annotation Excellence for Autonomous Development appeared first on Velodyne Lidar.

Velodyne Lidar COVID-19 Update

We would like to share an update on the status and measures that Velodyne Lidar is putting in place as... The post Velodyne Lidar COVID-19 Update appeared first on Velodyne Lidar.

Velodyne Drives Advanced Warehouse Logistics with Key Partner

MOV.AI is among the companies using Velodyne Lidar's sensors in logistics systems, including its TugBot automated guided vehicle. The post Velodyne Drives Advanced Warehouse Logistics with Key Partner appeared first on Velodyne Lidar.
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Velodyne Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Velodyne founded?

    Velodyne was founded in 1983.

  • Who are Velodyne key executives?

    Velodyne's key executives are David Hall, Anand Gopalan and Rick Tewell.

  • How many employees does Velodyne have?

    Velodyne has 319 employees.

  • What is Velodyne revenue?

    Latest Velodyne annual revenue is $200 m.

  • What is Velodyne revenue per employee?

    Latest Velodyne revenue per employee is $627 k.

  • Who are Velodyne competitors?

    Competitors of Velodyne include Innoviz Technologies, Ouster and LeddarTech.

  • Where is Velodyne headquarters?

    Velodyne headquarters is located at 5521 Hellyer Ave, San Jose.

  • Where are Velodyne offices?

    Velodyne has offices in San Jose, Alameda, Morgan Hill, Beijing and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Velodyne have?

    Velodyne has 5 offices.