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Tesla co-founder joins Clearpath board of advisors
Marc Tarpenning, co-founder of Tesla Motors
Marc Tarpenning, co-founder of Tesla Motors

Clearpath Robotics is proud to announce Marc Tarpenning, co-founder of Tesla Motors, as a member of its advisory board effective today. Tarpenning will provide the Clearpath leadership team with entrepreneurial and technical insight.

“We’re thrilled to have Marc on our advisory board and work with him on a regular basis,” said Matt Rendall, chief executive officer at Clearpath Robotics. “Marc brings experience and insight that will help to guide our team as we accelerate the growth of our business and enter new markets with self-driving vehicle technology.”

Tarpenning co-founded NuvoMedia in 1998, developer of the Rocket ebook - one of the first handheld devices for digital books. In 2003 he co-founded Tesla Motors to build electrical cars and led the development of the Tesla Roadster – the first production automobile to use lithium-ion battery cells. Tarpenning is now an active board member and advisor with numerous esteemed organizations and resides in Portola Valley, California.

"Self-driving technology is clearly on the cusp of a major breakthrough. I'm happy to offer my assistance to Clearpath who, much like Tesla, has ambitious goals for making a meaningful impact on society,” said Tarpenning.