Sensation in the USA. Amazon buys Zoox , a specialist of electric cars without driver, for $ 1.2 billion. The startup, led by an african, the senegalese Aicha Evans, 51 years, allows the world number one online business to consider combining the sale with fast delivery-by-car-robot.
The startup raised previously $ 1 billion, notably the canadian Breyer Capital, Lux Capital, and the australian billionaire, Mike Cannon-Brookes, the boss of Altassian.
Fort of a remarkable journey, Aicha Evans has worked in several companies and held executive-level positions. Director in charge of strategy at Intel for 12 years, it has built-in Zoom as CEO in January 2019 following the departure of one of the founders.
After this purchase of Zoox by Amazon, the leader in e-commerce has stated that Aicha Evans, CEO of Zoox, and Jesse Levinson, co-founder and CTO of Zoox, will continue to manage the team.
Prior to Intel and Zoox, Evans spent 10 years in various management positions in engineering at Rockwell Semiconductors, Conexant and Skyworks. She was appointed to the board of directors of the Institute, Anita Borg in 2016 and the supervisory board of SAP in 2017. Evans holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the George Washington University.