Aurora is a self-driving vehicle company that works at the intersection of rigorous engineering and applied machine learning to address one of the most challenging, important, and interesting opportunities of our generation: transforming the way people and goods move.

Aurora spearheads the self-driving revolution, built cars, led teams, and pioneered robotics and machine learning techniques.

Aurora was founded in 2016 by Chris Urmson, Sterling Anderson, & Drew Bagnell. The company is headquartered Palo Alto, California with an additional office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; San Francisco, California.

Aurora's mission is to bring self driving technology to the market safely, quickly, and broadly. 

Aurora partners with organization such as FCA, Hyundai Kia, Wolkswagen. Aurora is the First Self Driving Company PennDOT Authorizes for Testing in the Commonwealth.


Aurora is backed by investors including Hyundai Motor Company, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Baillie Gifford and others. The company raised an additional $70M in it's Series B round on Jun 12, 2029. This additional financing brings Aurora's total funding to $690M to date.


Aurora Innovation was valued at a $2B in it's latest "Series B" funding of a $530M on Feb 7, 2019.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $690M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)- Aurora Innovation has also acquired Blackmore Sensors and Analytics Inc. on May 23, 2019.
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at a $2B as of Feb 7, 2019
  • City/Town: Palo Alto
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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