Applied Intuition is building simulation software
for autonomous vehicles

Company Overview

At Applied Intuition, Inc. (Applied), we are building advanced simulation and infrastructure tools for the autonomous vehicle industry. Our goal is to allow companies pursuing AV technology (both Silicon Valley startups and traditional OEMs) to accelerate their software development process while ensuring that their AV products are safe for consumers. Our team is composed of senior engineers from a cross-section of companies, such as Alphabet (Google X and Waymo), Delphi, Tesla, General Motors, and Bosch, along with experienced sales managers and seasoned operations professionals. The company has offices in both Silicon Valley and Detroit, Michigan.

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We’re proud to be backed by some of the most prominent investors in the technology business.

Marc Andreessen As a legendary figure in Silicon Valley, Marc is a co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz. Before entering the world of venture capital, he was a highly respected software engineer and co-authored Mosaic, the first widely used web browser. Marc also co-founded Netscape (acquired for $4.2B) and Opsware (acquired for $1.7B). Beyond Applied, Marc is a board member at a handful of notable Silicon Valley companies including Facebook and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Marc is an alum of UIUC.
Mike Maples As a co-founder and general partner of Floodgate Fund, Mike was a seed investor in Twitter (public), (acquired for $970M), and Okta (public). Before entering the world of venture capital, Mike was involved as a founder and operating executive at back-to-back startup enterprise IPOs, including Tivoli Systems and Motive. Mike is an alum of Stanford University and Harvard Business School.
Lux Capital Specializing in businesses that solve deeply technical problems, Lux is a venture capital firm that challenges the status quo to bring futuristic ideas to life. Through their $1.4B fund, Lux has invested in AV companies like Zoox and Aeva as well as other industry-defining companies like Planet Labs, Desktop Metal, and more. The Applied investment was led by Bilal Zuberi.
John Doerr As the chairman of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, John was an early investor in Google, Amazon, Netscape, Intuit, Square, Bloom, and Sun Microsystems, among many others. Few, if any, investors have had as prolific of a career in venture as John. He is an alum of Rice University and Harvard Business School.
Tribe Capital Co-founded by Arjun Sethi, Tribe Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in investing in companies with early product market fit during key inflection points. Arjun was previously a partner at Social Capital which invested in Slack. He was also the co-founder of Lolapps and MessageMe. Arjun was also an an early investor in Gusto, Front, Snap and many more. He is an alum of the University of Maryland College Park.
Naval Ravikant Best known for having founded AngelList and Epinions (acquired by, Naval is immensely respected in the angel investing community. He was an early investor in Uber, Twitter, Stack Overflow, and more. Naval is an alum of Dartmouth University.
Elad Gil Renowned in Silicon Valley startup circles, Elad is the founder of Color Genomics and was previously co-founder and CEO of Mixer Labs (acquired by Twitter). Elad was also an early employee at Google. He has invested in and advises some of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley including Airbnb, Coinbase, Gusto, Square, Stripe, and many more. Elad is also the author of High Growth Handbook, and he is an alum of UCSD and MIT.
Ilya Sukhar Currently a general partner at Matrix Partners, Ilya is focused on funding and advising great entrepreneurs. Before Matrix, Ilya founded Parse (acquired by FB) and subsequently led developer products and platform for Facebook Messenger. Ilya is an alum of Cornell University.
Haystack Founded by Semil Shah, Haystack is a venture capital fund with an emphasis on investing in great founders. Haystack was an early investor in Carta, DoorDash and Instacart. Semil also serves as a Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. He is an alum of Harvard University and University of Michigan.
Village Global Specializing in fostering strong relationships, Village Global is an early stage venture firm that provides portfolio companies with access to a deep network. Village is backed by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, and Jeff Bezos. The Applied investment was led by Erik Torenberg.
SV Angel Run by Topher and Ron Conway, SV Angel is the most prominent seed stage venture capital firm. Over the last 20 years the firm has invested in companies such as Google, Facebook, PayPal, Dropbox, Airbnb, Pinterest, Twitter, Snap, Square, Cloudera, and many more.
Liquid2 As one of the most prominent young venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, Liquid2 focuses on funding Y Combinator alumni companies. Liquid2 was founded by Michael Ma (TalkBin), Mike Miller (Cloudant), and Joe Montana (Super Bowls).