Outrider is the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, helps large enterprises improve safety, increase efficiency, and optimize their workforce.

Outrider clears the path for human-friendly and planet-friendly yard operations.

Outrider was founded in 2017 by Andrew Smith. The company is headquarered in Boulder, Colorado.


Outrider is the only company exclusively focused on automating all aspects of yard operations, Outrider eliminates manual tasks that are hazardous and repetitive. Outrider’s mission is to drive the rapid adoption of sustainable freight transportation by deploying zero-emission systems.


Outrider automates the repetitive, manual aspects of yard operations, including moving trailers around the yard, moving trailers to and from loading docks, hitching and unhitching trailers, connecting and disconnecting trailer brake lines, and monitoring trailer locations. At scale, Outrider will deliver yards that are more efficient, safer, and more sustainable.


Outrider was launched with $53M in funding on Feb 19, 2020. The seed and series A funding rounds were led by NEA and 8VC, respectively.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $53M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Boulder
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
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