Applied Intuition

Applied Intuition is a provider of the leading simulation platform to power autonomous vehicle development worldwide. It is the foremost enabler of autonomous vehicle development.

Applied Intuition equips engineering and product development teams with software that makes it faster, safer, and easier to bring autonomy to market.

Applied Intuition was founded in 2017 by Qasar Younis & Peter Ludwig. The company is based in Sunnyvale, California, with additional offices in Detroit, Tokyo, and Munich.

Applied provides a range of software tools for developing complex autonomous systems. This includes a custom-built simulation platform that can be used to test individual modules as well as the full system to advance confidence in test results. The entire platform is optimized for scale to process large data volumes and run simulations in parallel in order to validate software quality.

Applied’s suite of products, focused on simulation and analytics, delivers sophisticated infrastructure built for scale. Industry leading companies of all sizes worldwide use Applied to comprehensively test and rapidly accelerate their autonomous vehicle development.

Applied has seen rapid customer expansion as a result of its sophisticated platform combining the best of Silicon Valley engineering talent with domain experts in robotics, software and automotive.

Applied Intuition serves customers worldwide in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Europe and Asia among others in a diverse range of use cases with robo-taxis, self-driving trucks, mining, delivery robots, and regulators. Some of its customers include Google, The Moonshot Factory, WAYMO, Microsoft, Bosch, GM and other automotive leaders.


Applied Intuition is backed by prominent investors including Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins, M12 (Microsoft), Sozo Ventures (Japan), La Famiglia (Germany), Lux Capital, Floodgate among others. The company raised $40M in its latest "Series B" financing on Sep 12, 2019, which follows by its previous "Series A" round of $11.5M in Sep 2018. Applied now has a total of $51.5M in funding to-date. 



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $51.5M in 2 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: $5M-$10M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Sunnyvale
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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