Cruise, Aurora, Uber or Waymo

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Jun 8, 2019 26 Comments

Which one would you bet on and why?

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  • Waymo and Aurora
    Jun 19, 2019 4
    • Aurora
      Thanos123

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      Also, I’ve mentioned this on other threads as well, but I think Aurora has huge potential growth ahead and there’s a lot to why I believe that. Some high level things are that Aurora is operating in a huge TAM (a 5-10 trillion dollar potential industry according to projections), it has an amazing founding team and engineering team with a unique vision and approach, it has world class investing partners (who wouldn’t have invested if they didn’t believe in those kinds of multiples in a certain timeframe), and it’s still very early on in its growth as compared with direct competitors (meaning more upside when it comes to your equity). While nothing is guaranteed when you’re signing up with a startup, Aurora is as good of a bet on being valuable than any startup I’ve been too, especially at this stage. Bottom line: you’re joining a company with an amazing team, strong investors, an almost endless amount of funding, an astronomically large market, and a ton of public interest. It’s the best bet for a privately owned AV company on the market at its stage of growth.
      Jul 1, 2019
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      Since, these companies take so long to get to IPO, I feel pretty much the stock based compensation is paper money unless we plan to work at these firms for at least 5-6 years.It's hard to choose the company based on the upside in equity.
      Oct 14, 2019
  • Dropbox / Eng
    Boyzzzz

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    Zoox
    Jun 8, 2019 4
    • Dropbox / Eng
      Boyzzzz

      Dropbox Eng

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      Boyzzzzmore
      Chill i just made that shit up. I don’t care about SDCs.
      Jun 8, 2019
    • Zoox Rmbr21
      Lol the Tesla “IP” they stole was the layout of the shipping area and package tracking software.
      Jun 14, 2019
  • Google verysundar
    Waymo. Not because its a part of Google. But I feel it's going to need massive investment which only Waymo can afford in longer term.
    Jun 8, 2019 0
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    I find it fascinating that "startups" are compared with Google (and potentially Tesla with its x00,000 cars) in a space where Data is a big determinant. Like how does a startup even compete with Google's x million miles driven??
    Jun 8, 2019 3
    • Aurora OkjQ51
      Simulation is also an incredibly effective tool for training perception that doesn’t require a big fleet/lots of miles driven.
      Jun 17, 2019
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      Okay
      Jun 17, 2019
  • Nvidia peicoln
    Nvidia, coz we're cooler than the rest, and our CEO wears a leather jacket
    Jun 8, 2019 1
    • Cruise Automation
      I likeBeer

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      Tesla Motors
      I likeBeermore
      Ray Tracing!
      Jun 14, 2019
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    To clarify, I mean Uber ATG specifically not Uber the mother company
    Jun 8, 2019 0
  • Aurora bl!nd4
    This is a multi-trillion dollar market, so I believe there will be multiple winners. Waymo has a head start on the rest, but Aurora is catching up quickly, since we are *the* independent tech provider in the AV space.
    Jun 25, 2019 0
  • Airbnb / Eng ckck
    why not zoox
    Jun 23, 2019 3
    • Microsoft M💰FT
      Lol zoox is a meme company
      Jun 24, 2019
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      Zoox had such a bad business model. It's destined to be a failure.
      Oct 14, 2019
  • Facebook / Eng dnpm23
    Nuro
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    People keep trying in research labs and Tesla keeps rising the bar. I'd bet it would be more successful if they could pay little more and retain the autopilot engineers.
    Oct 14, 2019 0

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