Rivian files for IPO, with the Amazon-backed EV maker reportedly seeking $80 billion valuation
- Rivian, the electric vehicle manufacturer backed by Amazon and Ford, has confidentially filed for its
- The company is reportedly seeking a valuation of $80 billion, according to Bloomberg.
Rivianhas raised more than $10 billion since its founding, most recently at a $27 billion valuation, according to reports.
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Rivian has built a line-up of electric pickup trucks that it plans to begin delivering to customers later this year. Additionally, the company developed an electric delivery van for Amazon and entered a contract with the e-commerce giant to deliver 100,000 vans by the end of this decade, with 10,000 vans expected to be delivered by the end of next year.
Rivian has raised more than $10 billion since its inception from various investors, including T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Ford, and Amazon. Rivian's last funding round valued the company at about $28 billion, according to media reports.
The company is seen as one of the most viable competitors to Tesla's dominance in the EV space, in part thanks to its refined designs, unique vehicle features, and expected long battery range.
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