Zoox is Blackbird Ventures’ largest single investment to date, with the self-driving car startup raising nearly $1 billion since 2014

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Australian-founded self-driving car startup Zoox made international headlines last week for its whopping $675 million Series B funding round, with the startup finally taking the wraps off its plans for an autonomous taxi after running in stealth mode for years.

A new Australian unicorn (that’s worth $4.3 billion to be exact) popping up out of nowhere is a big deal for our startup ecosystem, made doubly exciting due to the air of mystery that’s surrounded Zoox since launch. Its founders — Tim Kentley-Klay and Jesse Levinson — are backed by some of the biggest names in Australia’s tech scene, but have given out scarce info on their ambitious company until now.

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