W14
Autonomous Vehicle SimulationAutonomous DeliveryMachine Learning
Acquired

Cruise

Self-driving cars.

Cruise is building the world’s most advanced, all-electric, self-driving car technology to safely connect people with the places, things, and experiences they care about. Self-driving cars will help save lives, reimagine cities, redefine time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for individuals who live in dense urban settings. Acquired by GM in 2016.

Cruise
Founded2013
Team Size1800
LocationSan Francisco

Kyle Vogt, CEO

In 2016, Kyle and Cruise partnered with GM to help scale his vision for a driverless future, and in 2018 secured a $2.25 billion investment from the world’s largest technology investor, Softbank. Prior to Cruise, Kyle co-founded Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Socialcam (acquired by Autodesk), and Justin.tv, where he gained a following through an MIT email listserv ‘call to action’ and hero coded the project. A native of Kansas City, Kyle studied computer science and electrical engineering at MIT.

Kyle Vogt
Cruise

Daniel Kan, COO

Daniel Kan
Cruise