Optimus Ride is a technology company developing technologies for self driving vehicles that is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was founded in 2015 by Albert Huang, Jenny Larios Berlin, Ramiro Almeida, Ryan Chin, and Sertac Karaman. The company develops their technologies by leveraging their knowledge in the fields of robot manufacturing, urban design, and on-demand vehicle fleet management.
On January 1, 2015 Optimus Ride received an undisclosed amount of non-equity assistance from MIT Media Lab.
On October 11, 2016 Optimus Ride completed their seed funding round with $5.3 million in funding from NextView Ventures (lead investor), FirstMark (lead investor), UJ Ventures, Nvidia GPU Ventures, Morado Ventures, Haystack, Greycroft, and Joi Ito.
On November 2, 2017 Optimus Ride completed their series A funding round with $18 million in funding from Greycroft (lead investor), TheVentureCity, Neoteny, Fraser McCombs Capital, FirstMark, Emerson Collective, and Eight Rods Ventures. The company plans on using their series A funding to expand its vehicle fleet and hire new employees.