Pony.ai is an autonomous vehicle technology company spearheading the future of mobility by building the safest and most reliable technology for autonomous vehicles.

Pony.ai aims to deliver autonomous mobility everywhere by building the safest and most reliable self-driving technology.

Pony ai was founded in December 2016 by James Peng and Lou Tiancheng. The company is co-located in Silicon Valley, Beijing and Guangzhou.


Pony.ai launched autonomous mobility pilots in multiple cities across the US and China, serving hundreds of riders everyday. These pilots have enabled the company to build a strong technical and operational foundation to further expand and improve our service.


Pony’s full-stack hardware platform, PonyAlpha, leverages lidars, radars, and cameras to keep tabs on obstacles within up to 200 meters of its self-driving cars. 


Pony.ai has been a pioneer in extending autonomous mobility technologies and services at a rapidly expanding footprint of sites around the world. Pony.ai has formed partnerships with leading OEMs including Toyota, FAW Group, GAC Group, etc.


Pony is backed by Toyota Motor Corporation, Sequoia Capital China, Morningside Ventures, DCM Ventures, Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund, ClearVue, Eight Roads, Green Pine, Redpoint Ventures China, and others. The company completed its first close of its Series D financing on Mar 06, 2022. The deal valued the company company at a $8.5B post-money. Pony was last valued $5.3B in Nov 2020. The company has secured a total of $1.1B in funding to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $1.1B over 8 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $8.5B as of Mar 06, 2022
  • City/Town: Beijing
  • State: Beijing
  • Country: United States
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