Tim Kentley Klay
Tim Kentley Klay is a creative and technical entrepreneur. He is the founder of HYPR, an AI robotics company developing mobility systems that improve as they move. Previously, he was the founder of Zoox, an autonomous mobility company acquired by Amazon. In 4 years, he built Zoox into a company valued at $3.2B, raised $800M in two rounds, hired 500 people, and filed 125 patents across software, hardware and design as he architected the development of a ground-up, vertically integrated autonomous mobility ecosystem. Tim sat on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation and has testified in front of the U.S. Senate’s Commerce Committee on the topic of innovation in automated vehicles.
Tim rebuilt a 1958 Series II SWB Land Rover from the frame up, his daily driver when in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia. At age 25, he founded XYZ Studios, followed by Crayon. Both work globally in the creative arts; together their work has been recognized with well over 100 awards, including 7 Gold Cannes Lions. Graduating from Camberwell Grammar School, Tim was Dux of his year in both Art and Design, receiving Premier’s Awards for each. He was accepted into the prestigious Swinburne University School of Design, graduating as Dux with Honors and recognition as ‘Most Innovative Designer’.
At the 2020 Advance Awards, Tim was recognized by the Prime Minister of Australia with the Advance Global Australian and the Advance Commercial Creative Awards.
Tim’s motivation is to accelerate what’s possible; to lead teams pioneering frontier technologies at the intersection of art and science, for the betterment of our communities and the environment.
Founded in 2020, HYPR is an Alameda C.A., based AI robotics company developing next generation autonomous mobility systems. HYPR’s approach is to develop robotic systems that have the visceral ability to master their environments faster than real-time, in-situ, and crucially, without human-in-the-loop instruction or supervision.
Zoox is a California based robotics company founded to define and lead the era of autonomous mobility. Operating at the intersection of design, computer science, and electro-mechanical engineering, Zoox is a multidisciplinary team working to imagine and build an advanced mobility experience that will support the future needs of urban mobility for both people and the environment.
Taking its name from the possibilities of cartesian space, XYZ is a studio specializing in the art of commercial animation. Defined by its directors, each holds raw talent in multiple disciplines: all are hands on, all are technical, all are designers but of most importance, all are exquisite storytellers.
Crayon is a boutique, self-contained post production studio founded by directors for directors to finish their moving picture projects in an environment purpose built for privacy, focus and a gifted team.