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Greylock Buys Into Self-Driving Startup Packed With Star Power

  • Greylock’s Hoffman, Index Ventures’s Volpi join as directors
  • Self-driving startup is seeking more growth, partnerships
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Self-driving startup Aurora has added $90 million in funding and two big-name directors as it gears up to deliver autonomous-car software to the world’s automakers.

The company’s first major round of funding is one of the largest for an automotive tech company, according to data from CB Insights. The round was led by Greylock Partners and Index Ventures, and includes other investors who were not identified. Aurora declined to disclose the company’s valuation. Reid Hoffman of Greylock Partners and Mike Volpi of Index Ventures will join Aurora’s board.