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Grant | Alive

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$49.9M | 1 yr ago

About Kodiak Robotics

Kodiak Robotics is a technology company that operates in the autonomous vehicle industry. The company's main offering is the development of autonomous technology for long-haul trucking, providing a solution that is designed to increase efficiency and safety in the transportation of goods. The company primarily serves the freight and logistics sector. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Mountain View, California.

Headquarters Location

1045 Terra Bella Avenue

Mountain View, California, 94043,

United States



ESPs containing Kodiak Robotics

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Industrials / Automotive Tech

Companies in this category develop the “brains” for autonomous trucks, including the necessary software and hardware that allow trucks to perceive their surroundings, localize themselves, and plan accordingly. This category includes companies working on fully autonomous driving as well as advanced driver assistance. Trucking applications for self-driving technology have gained traction given a mor…

Kodiak Robotics named as Leader among 15 other companies, including PlusAI, Nuro, and Einride.

Kodiak Robotics's Products & Differentiators


    The kodiakDriver has an advanced technology stack, designed to make trucking safer and more efficient. We are delivering freight daily for our customers, operating autonomously on the highway portion of the route.


Expert Collections containing Kodiak Robotics

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Kodiak Robotics is included in 3 Expert Collections, including Auto Tech.


Auto Tech

2,476 items

Companies working on automotive technology, which includes vehicle connectivity, autonomous driving technology, and electric vehicle technology. This includes EV manufacturers, autonomous driving developers, and companies supporting the rise of the software-defined vehicles.


Supply Chain & Logistics Tech

4,573 items

Companies offering technology-driven solutions that serve the supply chain & logistics space (e.g. shipping, inventory mgmt, last mile, trucking).


Semiconductors, Chips, and Advanced Electronics

6,553 items

Companies in the semiconductors & HPC space, including integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless firms, semiconductor production equipment manufacturers, electronic design automation (EDA), advanced semiconductor material companies, and more

Kodiak Robotics Patents

Kodiak Robotics has filed 17 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • advanced driver assistance systems
  • automotive technologies
  • autonomous cars
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Infrared imaging, Astronomical imaging, Surveillance, Submarine classes, Military electronics


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Infrared imaging, Astronomical imaging, Surveillance, Submarine classes, Military electronics



Latest Kodiak Robotics News

Kodiak’s military prototype AV is a Ford F-150 pickup

Dec 5, 2023

Kodiak Robotics has unveiled its first autonomous test vehicle for the U.S. Department of Defense, a Ford F-150 pickup truck that the startup has upfitted with its software and sensor stack. The DOD is using the vehicle to test autonomous surveillance and reconnaissance missions in off-road terrain, diverse operational conditions and GPS-challenged environments. Kodiak won the $50 million two-year contract with the Army in December 2022, and now has another year to build and deliver two off-road-capable vehicles based on the F-150. If the pilot is successful, Kodiak could be one of the Army’s future partners as it works to advance autonomous military applications. “Ultimately, the battlefield of tomorrow is going to be autonomous,” Don Burnette, CEO and co-founder of Kodiak, told TechCrunch. “We want to get men and women out of harm’s way. And this is the technology that’s going to take us into the future of contested environments.” Most of Kodiak’s go-to-market is centered around commercializing self-driving trucks , but many advanced mobility companies are seeing the military as a quicker path to revenue. The Army has been moving forward with various projects dedicated to autonomous driving, and the Air Force has signed on electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) companies like Archer Aviation and Joby Aviation to boost advanced aerial technology in national defense strategies. As part of its partnership with the DoD, Kodiak is mainly providing the software and sensor suite, and will work with hardware providers on integrating the Kodiak Driver onto a next-gen, purpose-built, ground reconnaissance vehicle, which has not yet been designed or built. Kodiak and the DoD had been toying with the idea of an ATV-style vehicle, but found those to be too small for the use case. “[ATV-like vehicles] tend to be quite underpowered and they can’t carry both a lot of compute and sensing and people,” Burnette told TechCrunch. “So the F-150 was more size-wise equivalent to the ultimate platform that the Army is going for. And it’s a very capable vehicle.” The most important thing, from Kodiak’s perspective, is being able to provide a software and sensor stack that can be integrated into multiple different vehicle types and serve a variety of use cases. That’s where Kodiak’s modular, swappable SensorPods come in, which the startup uses on its Class-8 trucks. Kodiak says it adapted its pods for defense applications, and that the so-called DefensePod can be switched out in the field in 10 minutes or less by a technician with no specialized training. It took less than six months for the Kodiak Driver to be installed in a new vehicle, according to the company. “We developed our autonomous driving system in a way that is conducive and broadly applicable to other environments outside of over the road highway,” said Burnette. “We think that’s a strategic advantage. And we want to take advantage of the fact that our system works in these dual use environments.”

Kodiak Robotics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Kodiak Robotics founded?

    Kodiak Robotics was founded in 2018.

  • Where is Kodiak Robotics's headquarters?

    Kodiak Robotics's headquarters is located at 1045 Terra Bella Avenue, Mountain View.

  • What is Kodiak Robotics's latest funding round?

    Kodiak Robotics's latest funding round is Grant.

  • How much did Kodiak Robotics raise?

    Kodiak Robotics raised a total of $246.4M.

  • Who are the investors of Kodiak Robotics?

    Investors of Kodiak Robotics include U.S. Department of Defense, Horizon Technology Finance, Pilot, Battery Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and 15 more.

  • Who are Kodiak Robotics's competitors?

    Competitors of Kodiak Robotics include Stack, Embark Trucks, Waabi, Gatik, Einride and 7 more.

  • What products does Kodiak Robotics offer?

    Kodiak Robotics's products include kodiakDriver.


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