Dexterity founder Samir Menon; SPAC falls apart due to China’s tech crackdown

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Samir Menon, founder and CEO of Dexterity Inc. joined the program this week. Dexterity, which has already raised more than $200 million since it was founded in 2017, is valued at more than $1.4 billion. The company emerged from stealth mode in July 2020. We discuss Dexterity’s rapid growth and its approach to developing full-stack robotic picking for logistics, supply chain, and warehousing applications. Menon also discussed the challenges and opportunity for the systems and much more.

In today’s episode, Steve and Mike recap some major developments for autonomous trucks, and they’re not all good. For example, Plus and Hennessy Capital called off their SPAC merger due to regulatory hurdles in China. We also discussed Gatik’s progress towards fully driverless middle-mile logistics for Walmart and more.

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Links mentioned in the show

Dexterity raises $140M to scale full-stack robotic picking
SPAC merger for Plus’ autonomous trucks called off
Gatik autonomous box trucks hit new milestone with Walmart
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