Building the OS for Automated Mobility

The Renovo Story


The Coupe

Building the first all-electric supercar, is where it all began for Renovo. The Coupe was built in partnership with large tier-1 automotive suppliers and served as an important lesson in understanding what building automotive-grade safety systems actually meant.



Using many of the systems built for the coupe, Renovo was asked to create a fully autonomous development platform for researchers at The Center For Autonomous Research at Stanford University. There, the Renovo platform was relied on to create reliable and safe fully autonomous vehicles.



Our vast experience in developing reliable safety systems with The Coupe and Stanford has enabled us to create the first safe, secure and scaleable platform, specifically created for the commercial deployment of fully autonomous vehicles with a reliable safety layer at its core.

Key People


Chris Heiser - CEO & Co-founder

In addition to serving as a founding advisor of San Francisco’s Self Racing Cars Series, Chris is a die-hard gearhead with a passion for motorsports, engineering and technology. He was previously the Director of Product Management at LightSurf—pioneer of the camera phone—before the company was acquired by Verisign. Heiser graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.


Jason Stinson - CTO & Co-founder

With over two decades of experience in the tech sector, including pioneering work at Intel where he rose through the ranks to become a Senior Principal Engineer. Jason has amassed a small collection of vintage cars, which he used to have time to maintain. Instead, most of his waking hours are either spent plumbing vehicle architectures or chasing around his three children and tolerant wife. Jason graduated from Stanford with a Masters in Electrical Engineering and continues to teach IC design at his alma mater.

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Robin Nijor

VP Business Dev and Marketing


Mary Page

VP Finance and Operations


Our Pedigree

The Renovo team have a history of building billion-dollar products at some of the worlds most successful companies


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