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Goodyear Ventures invests in autonomous delivery services provider Starship Technologies

Jan. 27, 2021
Goodyear Ventures joins multiple investors helping to raise $17 million for the autonomous delivery company.

Goodyear Ventures, Goodyear’s venture capital arm, added Starship Technologies to its investment portfolio. Goodyear Ventures joins multiple investors helping to raise $17 million for the autonomous delivery company.

Founded in 2014, Starship Technologies builds and operates a network of self-driving robots that carry and deliver packages, groceries, and food directly to customers. The company’s electrically powered, autonomous robots are completing thousands of deliveries daily and have traveled millions of miles in several cities across the world as they offer people a convenient, contactless delivery service.

"Goodyear Ventures is excited to join Starship's journey as it revolutionizes the autonomous delivery space,” said Abhijit Ganguly, senior manager, Goodyear Ventures. “Goodyear's trusted services footprint combined with its custom solutions for autonomous vehicle companies comprise a solid platform to support Starship in the market."

The investment approach of Goodyear Ventures focuses on several themes shaping mobility, including electric and autonomous technologies. The venture capital fund amplifies Goodyear's legacy of innovation by partnering and investing in seed-to-growth-stage startups that have a shared vision of sustainable, safe, and new mobility experiences that make life’s connections easier every day.