DeepMap COO Wei Luo Speaks at Harvard Business School Class on Entrepreneurship

By | February 25, 2021

Our COO Wei Luo presented last week to a Harvard Business School class on entrepreneurship and value chain strategy, taught by visiting assistant professor Abhishek Nagaraj.

During the lively class, the participants discussed DeepMap’s role in the autonomous driving ecosystem as a provider of open mapping technology for automakers and suppliers worldwide.

Wei explained that DeepMap’s technology roadmap spans from Level 2+ (“hands-off” driving) to Level 5 (“mind-off” driving). DeepMap’s ultimate goal, Wei said, is to “help our customers get to production level as quickly as possible.”

Topics such as data privacy, insurance, and safety standards were also discussed.

The class was based on a case study about DeepMap authored by Shane Greenstein and Nicole Tempest Keller titled DeepMap: Charting the Road Ahead for Autonomous Vehicles.

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About DeepMap: DeepMap is accelerating safe autonomy by providing the world’s best autonomous mapping and localization solutions. DeepMap delivers the technology necessary for self-driving vehicles to navigate in a complex and unpredictable environment. The company addresses three important elements: precise high-definition (HD) mapping, ultra-accurate real-time localization, and the server-side infrastructure to support massive global scaling. DeepMap was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with offices in Beijing and Guangzhou, China. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, GSR Ventures, Generation, Goldman Sachs, NVIDIA, and Robert Bosch Venture Capital. For more information, see

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