Amazon agrees to buy self-driving startup Zoox for over $1 billion: Report1 min read . Updated: 26 Jun 2020, 02:01 PM IST
Buying of the self-driving startup Zoox will expand Amazon's reach in autonomous-vehicle technology.
Amazon.com Inc has agreed to pay over $1 billion to buy self-driving startup Zoox Inc, the Information reported on Thursday, citing sources, in a move that would expand the e-commerce giant's reach in autonomous-vehicle technology.
The report did not mention the exact purchase price and added Amazon is unlikely to disclose it when the deal is announced, likely to be on Friday.
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A majority of Zoox investors are getting their money back, with some making a positive return, the report added. Lux Capital, DFJ and Atlassian co-founder Michael Cannon-Brooks are some of the investors.
Amazon and Zoox did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
The Wall Street Journal reported last month that the companies were in advanced talks and the deal could value Zoox at less than the $3.2 billion it achieved in a funding round in 2018.
Amazon has stepped up its investment in the car sector, participating in a $530 million funding round early last year in self-driving car startup Aurora Innovation Inc.
This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.