DeepMap is accelerating safe autonomy by providing the world's best HD mapping and localization solutions.
We were founded in April 2016. Today we are a growing team of experienced engineers and product visionaries. Collectively, we have built mapping technologies in use by tens of millions of people daily. We are partnering with companies around the world who are pushing the boundaries in autonomy, including Ford, Honda, SAIC Motor, Bosch, Daimler, and Einride.
“We built DeepMap because we realized there will be a revolution in mapping technology. In the past, maps were made for human drivers and navigators. In the self-driving era, machines require a different type of map and a different type of service model. This is a huge challenge for the autonomous vehicle industry. We are focused on solving it.”
— DeepMap CEO James Wu in conversation with Jason Calacanis, This Week in Startups, 2019
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Dr. James Wu
Dr. James Wu is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at DeepMap. Prior to founding DeepMap, James built his career at…
Dr. Mark Wheeler
Dr. Mark Wheeler is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at DeepMap. During his career, he has made pioneering contributions in…
Dr. WEI LUO
Dr. Wei Luo is Chief Operating Officer and Head of Product at DeepMap. Her areas of expertise include enterprise cloud,…
TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD
BRIAN McCLENDON has built a career as an entrepreneur and technical leader in geographic information systems (GIS). In 2004, his digital mapping startup, Keyhole, was acquired by Google and became the foundation for Google Earth. During a 10-year tenure at Google, he became the vice president of Google Maps, Earth and Street View. He joined Uber in 2015 and was in charge of Uber’s self-driving and mapping programs. He is currently a research professor at the University of Kansas.
JARON WALDMAN is a lifelong entrepreneur and builder of things. Jaron previously founded PlaceBase, a Los Angeles-based location technology company that was acquired by Apple in 2009. After the acquisition, Jaron spent four years at Apple leading a team that developed location-based services across the Apple ecosystem. He became fascinated with the potential of location technology in the nascent era of mobile commerce, prompting him to leave Apple in 2013 and co-found Curbside. Jaron holds degrees from UCLA and the University of Toronto.
Leonidas Guibas is the Paul Pigott Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where he heads the geometric computation group, is acting director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and is a member of the Computer Graphics and Laboratory. Guibas was a student of Donald Knuth at Stanford, where he received his Ph.D. in 1976. He has worked for several industrial research laboratories and joined the Stanford faculty in 1984. He is well-known for his work in geometric algorithms, geometry processing, and computer vision, and their application to mapping. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is an ACM and IEEE Fellow.
HERMANN KAESS served as EVP of Robert Bosch GmbH from 2015-2018. Previously, he was CEO of Bosch Korea (2010-2014) and managing director of Bosch Automotive for the UK and Benelux (2004-2010). In 2018, DeepMap announced that Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group, completed an investment in the company.
We’re backed by a diverse range of investors that offer deep experience and support in the mapping, automotive, and AI industries