Ali Javidan

Venture Partner

Led Google’s top secret Skunkworks lab.

Ali was an early member of Tesla where he launched and led the Prototype Vehicles team which built the first Model X and Tesla’s flagship vehicle, the Model S. After Tesla, Ali joined Google’s ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) Group, and founded its top secret Skunkworks lab that focused on solving the most difficult hardware problems coming out of Google. Ali is currently at Zoox, where he was recruited to architect its prototyping and experimental operations for its first fully autonomous robot vehicle.

Ali has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from California State University Sacramento, and specializes in advanced manufacturing, automation and automotive prototyping and integration.