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Bridge | Alive

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Last Raised

$26M | 2 mos ago

About Metawave

Metawave is a technology company focused on the future of wireless communications. Using adaptive metamaterials and artificial intelligence, Metawave's primary market focus is to build intelligent beam-steering radars for autonomous driving. Metawave is building high-performance radars capable of 3D imaging and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, making autonomous cars safer, smarter, and more connected. In parallel, Metawave is also developing smart beam-steering antennas for 4G and 5G networks to provide faster networks and near-instant connectivity. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Metawave Headquarter Location

3333 Coyote Hill Road

Palo Alto, California, 94304,

United States

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Radar sensors help autonomous vehicles detect an oncoming object’s distance, range, and velocity by sending out radio waves. The bulk of companies developing automotive radar are also focused on adjacent applications, such as radar for surveillance and aerial vehicles.

Metawave named as Leader among 10 other companies, including Oculii, Echodyne, and ChuHang Tech.

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Metawave Patents

Metawave has filed 16 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Antennas (radio)
  • Radio frequency antenna types
  • Radar
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Radio frequency antenna types, Antennas (radio), Visual system, Advanced driver assistance systems, Autonomous cars


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Radio frequency antenna types, Antennas (radio), Visual system, Advanced driver assistance systems, Autonomous cars



Latest Metawave News

Metawave Secures Additional $26 Million In Convertible and Debt Financing to Accelerate Delivery of Mobility Sensing Solutions

Jun 16, 2022

Share  Creative Financing Round to Speed Delivery of Long-Range Imaging Perception Sensing Solutions for Multi-Billion Dollar Automotive, Defense, and Aerial Market Metawave Corporation, a world leader in high-end sensing and perception solutions for terrestrial and aerospace mobility applications, announced that it has secured $26M in convertible and debt financing. A prelude to a forthcoming Series B funding, this interim financing round will be used to deliver the Metawave MARCONI 77GHz and POLARIS 24GHz product lines – the mobility industry’s first beamformer chip and antenna module solutions to address the increased demands for long-range Aerial sensing and Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) to detect vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians, and other objects at longer range with high resolution and accuracy. To date, Metawave has raised over $60M in funding from financial and strategic investors. “Driving sensing and perception beyond today’s capabilities” Specifically, Metawave is enhancing imaging radar by simultaneously combining its steerable front-end solutions with advanced MIMO virtual array algorithms to meet increasing demand for long-range, all-weather sensing and perception including motorcycle detection beyond 300m during unprotective left turns, and rear-view radars for autonomous trucks. Today’s competing radars operate either at low-resolution, long-range or high-resolution, mid-range modes. Metawave’s long-range mode includes high-resolution imaging in both horizontal and vertical directions. To further speed market adoption of Metawave’s technology, the company’s chip and antenna modules are compatible with the long-range imaging Carson and Triton radar system platforms so that customers can test and implement complete perception sensing solutions quickly to meet aggressive car OEM timelines. “Two centuries ago, Charles Darwin said ‘it is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.’ Startups with critical technologies like ours who can also get creative with how technology development is funded, will come out triumphant,” said Metawave CEO and founder, Maha Achour. “This innovative bridge financing allows us to accelerate the development of crucial radar safety features and get them in the hands of ground, defense, and aerial mobility system developers to meet their target long-range performance, size, and cost metrics. The market opportunity for Metawave’s products continues to be very attractive.” “Metawave’s push to deliver its disruptive radar-based perception technology, buoyed by this new financing, comes at an ideal time for market adoption,” said Cédric Malaquin , Team Lead Analyst, RF Devices & Technology at Yole Intelligence part of Yole Group. “During 2020 and 2021, leading radar suppliers launched their 5th-generation radars. Modern automotive radar sensors inherit from a longstanding evolution cycle. Up to now, the upgrades mainly focused on cost and form factor optimization, which explains the trend towards integration that the industry has pursued. Imaging radar drives the next growth wave and will reach US$4.3 billion by 2027, equating to 30% of the total radar market (1).”

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Metawave Rank

  • When was Metawave founded?

    Metawave was founded in 2017.

  • Where is Metawave's headquarters?

    Metawave's headquarters is located at 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto.

  • What is Metawave's latest funding round?

    Metawave's latest funding round is Bridge.

  • How much did Metawave raise?

    Metawave raised a total of $43.68M.

  • Who are the investors of Metawave?

    Investors of Metawave include Facebook Accelerator, Paycheck Protection Program, BOLD Capital Partners, DENSO, Mirae Asset Capital and 15 more.

  • Who are Metawave's competitors?

    Competitors of Metawave include Autoroad, Echodyne, Zvision, ChuHang Tech, Zendar and 7 more.

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