67 Top San Francisco Automotive Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top San Francisco Automotive Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Cruise

Cruise

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Cruise builds self-driving vehicles that safely connect people to places, things, and experiences they care about.

Ridecell

Ridecell

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Ridecell provides car-sharing, ride-sharing, short-term leases, and autonomous vehicle fleet services for car rental companies.

Ridecell

Shift

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Shift is an online marketplace for buying and selling used cars.

Ridecell

Roadster

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Roadster provides consumer-driven commerce solutions for today’s modern dealership.

Ridecell

WeaveGrid

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WeaveGrid develops electrification software for the scalable deployment of electric vehicles on the electric grid.

Ridecell

Embark Trucks

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Embark builds self-driving semi-trucks that specialize in freight and logistic services.

Ridecell

comma.ai

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comma is solving self driving cars while delivering shippable intermediaries: openpilot and the comma two.

Ridecell

Prodigy

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Prodigy digitizes the process to save customers’ time while improving trust and satisfaction.

Ridecell

Zendrive

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Zendrive leverages mobile sensor data to provide actionable insights that improve safety for passengers and drivers worldwide.

Ridecell

Modal

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Modal provides digital commerce for auto dealers and brands.

Ridecell

Ample

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Ample utilizes autonomous robotics and smart-battery technology to solve the energy delivery challenge for electric transportation.

Ridecell

Tempo Automation

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Tempo Automation is the world’s first AI-driven Smart Factory designed for low volume, high complexity PBCA production.

Ridecell

Sight Machine

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Sight Machine provides analytics platform that helps address critical challenges in quality and productivity throughout the enterprise.

Ridecell

Informed.IQ

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Informed is a developer of a consumer auto financing platform designed to collect and analyze loan documents.

Ridecell

Kyte

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Kyte is a technology platform connecting professional fleet owners with rental customers.

Ridecell

AutoFi

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AutoFi is a commerce platform delivering point of sale solution for financing a vehicle online.

Ridecell

CoverHound

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CoverHound is a technology company offering a platform for consumers to shop for car insurance.

Ridecell

Fyusion

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Fyusion develops products powered by 3D computer vision and machine learning.

Ridecell

Ike

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Ike is a self driving truck startup, focused on building automation technology to help improve the trucking industry.

Ridecell

Bestmile

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Bestmile is a fleet orchestration platform for mobility providers to deploy, manage and optimize AV and human-driven vehicle fleets.

Ridecell

Scoot

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Scoot Networks is an electric moped company that offers electric mobility-as-a-service vehicles.

Ridecell

Populus

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Populus is a technology startup that entails micromobility services and ride hailing for cities to manage the future of mobility.

Ridecell

Shop-Ware

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Shop-Ware offers an enterprise-grade SaaS platform to help the automotive aftermarket thrive and grow.

Ridecell

Joyent

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Joyent is a cloud infrastructure service provider that enables its customers to operate modern cloud native applications.

Ridecell

Automatic

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Automatic is a Smart Driving Assistant that can save you money on gas, remember where you parked, and even call for help in a crash.

Ridecell

Volta Charging

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Volta Charging designs, installs, and maintains a network of electric vehicle charging stations.

Ridecell

RepairPal

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RepairPal helps car owners find peace-of-mind with free, custom repair estimates, cars overviews, and recommendations to local, fair shops.

Ridecell

Vast

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Vast offers decision-making tools that help and support customers in purchasing homes, cars, and vacations.

Ridecell

Autolist

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Autolist is a developer of a used car marketplace used to offer verified and checked used cars.

Ridecell

Xapix

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Xapix provides eCommerce infrastructure to make it easy for digital-first retailers to manage brands across marketplaces.

Ridecell

Drivetime

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Drivetime provides an online platform designed to help users play games while they drive.

Ridecell

Car IQ

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The better way for fleets to pay

Ridecell

Navdy

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Navdy creates augmented driving device for cars.

Ridecell

Wheelz

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Wheelz provides a car sharing platform facilitating economic opportunities for car owners by leasing their vehicles to non-owners.

Ridecell

Autzu

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Introducing drivesharing – the future of sustainable and efficient urban transport

Ridecell

Scooterson

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Intelligent electric vehicles of the future.

Ridecell

Geer™

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Premier NFTs platform for blue-chip brands

Ridecell

zing robotics

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Sustainable Autonomy For Efficiency

Ridecell

Wheelwell

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Market network for the automotive parts and services market.

Ridecell

Arctop

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Arctop provides brain decoding technology that analyzes brain signals to produces an accurate measure of the mind in real-time.

Ridecell

Actify

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Actify provides Product Data Intelligence solutions for the automotive, aerospace, and industrial machinery industries.

Ridecell

Limos.com

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Limos is an online mobile marketplace connecting passengers with limo and private car services worldwide.

Ridecell

SKULLY

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SKULLY Technologies designs and manufacturers AR and AI wearable technology as a part of the broader mobility interconnect.

Ridecell

Parts Market

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PartsMarket allows automotive professionals and private buyers to source parts from licensed auto dismantlers.

Ridecell

WHIP Mobility

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B2B SAAS platform for auto dealerships to transform their CX. Sample the experience possible: https://youtu.be/MwWjEErnn2c

Ridecell

Navmii

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Navmii uses crowdsourcing and AI technology to build both traditional map data for navigation systems and HD map data for autonomous cars.

Ridecell

CarForce

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CarForce is a multi-brand enterprise software platform that delivers real-time vehicle health insights using EDGE computing and ML

Ridecell

Xchange Leasing

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Xchange Leasing is an American auto-leasing business that offers flexible leases designed just for Uber driver partners.

Ridecell

DockPad

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Construction Scheduling Tracking and Analytics

Ridecell

Otto Radio, Inc.

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Transform the time on everyday tasks into opportunities to be entertained and stay informed about the things they care about most

Ridecell

Mapper.ai

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Mapper is poised to become the largest data provider of Machine-Readable Maps (MRM) operating at global scale.

Ridecell

Bitesize

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We help 1 person talk to 1,000s people at once.

Ridecell

AutoHub

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AutoHub is a B2B marketplace for auto dealerships.

Ridecell

Onward Rides

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Onward Rides provides safe and reliable transportation for people needing assistance.

Ridecell

vPersonalize.com

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vPersonalize is an integrated platform that enables its users to launch their preferred lines of apparel with others.

Ridecell

Mirada Technologies

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Mirada Technologies develops the enabling components for advanced LiDAR.

Ridecell

TESLARATI

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The leading source for news on Tesla, SpaceX, and Elon Musk venture. Also covering the premium electric mobility segment.

Ridecell

Selly Automotive CRM

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Selly Automotive is a provider of a mobile platform for those who deal with car sales.

Ridecell

Hannah Systems

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Partnering with cities to deliver the next generation of open and ethically managed traffic data.

Ridecell

Phrame

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We’re the world’s first smart license plate frame. Meet your car’s personal concierge, mechanic & bodyguard.

Ridecell

AdverCar

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adverCar offers a technology platform that parters ads with drivers to weave messages into consumers’ online lives.

Ridecell

Stark Mobility

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Stark Mobility offers high-quality electric mobility solutions.

Ridecell

Bluedot

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Share, monetize and commercialize a charger in 30 second and, start engaging with EV-owners with Bluedot.

Ridecell

Flux Bike

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Flux electric bikes are your wheels for the modern world

Ridecell

uQuote

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New cars. Great prices. All through Facebook Messenger.

Ridecell

Voyomotive

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Voyomotive is the World’s Most Advanced Connected Car Technology.

Ridecell

Bring a Trailer

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Bring a Trailer is a website featuring vintage cars currently for sale.

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