Cepton is an innovator of lidar-based solutions for automotive (ADAS/AV), smart cities, smart spaces, and smart industrial applications.

Cepton provides state-of-the-art, intelligent, lidar-based solutions for a range of markets such as autonomous driving.

Cepton was founded in 2016 by Jun Pei and Mark McCord. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in Troy, MI; Germany, Canada, Japan, India and China.


Cepton's ADAS applications, a lidar technology used in autonomous vehicle applications, as well as in other fast-growing markets such as smart cities / intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and security.


Cepton’s patented MMT®-based lidar technology enables reliable, scalable and cost-effective solutions that deliver long range, high resolution 3D perception for smart applications.


Cepton has forged partnerships with leading manufacturers, including Koito Manufacturing, NVIDIA, OSRAM, Red Fox ID, Barrier1 Systems, Kudan, Vortex IoT, among others. Cepton has been awarded a significant ADAS lidar series production award with Koito on the General Motors business.


Cepton is backed by Koito Manufacturing, Trinity Capital, Plug and Play Tech Center, GRC SinoGreen, LDV Partners, and others. The company raised a $100M in new financing on Oct 27, 2022. This brings Cepton's total funding to $279.5M to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $279.5M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Post-IPO Equity)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Jose
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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