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Sonatus Recognized on Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers List

Sunnyvale, Calif. – May 3, 2022 Sonatus announced today that it has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Startup Employers in 2022. This recognition is a direct reflection of the company’s commitment to fostering a collaborative and inclusive workplace, as well as the enthusiasm its team has for championing the next era of innovation in automotive software.

“We are humbled to be recognized for the outstanding company culture that every member of our team has helped build, and the rapid growth our company has experienced as a result of their efforts,” said Jeffrey Chou, Co-founder and CEO of Sonatus. “We understand how important it is to hire people with different backgrounds and perspectives, and to give them both the autonomy and mentorship they need to develop truly cutting-edge automotive technologies. Not only are we accelerating the digital transformation of the automotive industry, we are also building an all-star team that truly reflects the future of mobility. I’m incredibly grateful to all of our employees for their dedication to helping automakers build software-defined vehicles, and I admire their ability to have some fun in the process.”

While we’re proud of all of the accolades we’ve earned for our achievements in software-defined vehicle technologies, being named a best startup employer is especially meaningful. We firmly believe that businesses cannot thrive and grow long-term based on the power of their products alone, particularly in a high-growth startup environment like ours where the work can be both exhilarating and challenging. Sonatus has always believed that the caliber of the team is the ultimate key to success, so attracting world class talent is a top priority of ours – and it always will be. That’s why we built our culture around four core values:

  • Respect for people, truth, and the role technology plays in improving lives
  • Intelligence that breaks barriers, fuels innovations, and creates the future
  • Collaboration with those who are committed to making a difference that goes beyond self
  • Excellence that far exceeds expectations and continuously strives to improve outcomes

In addition to these key values, we pride ourselves on hiring people from all backgrounds and bringing together diverse perspectives and experiences to develop truly cutting-edge automotive solutions. Success is measured in many ways, but for us, employee satisfaction is a critical indication of the health of a business. This recognition from Forbes reinforces our commitment to fostering a collaborative and inclusive workplace so our team can continue innovating the next era of automotive software.

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Sonatus is accelerating vehicle software innovation and the transition towards software-defined vehicles. The diverse products comprising the Sonatus Vehicle Platform serve as the key building blocks that allow automotive companies and their ecosystem to fast forward to the future of mobility and deliver continuous improvements in costs, capabilities, reliability, and user experience over the vehicle lifespan. Sonatus’ award-winning software platform is in mass production in over 1 million vehicles from Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis today and will grow to millions of cars by 2024. The company has raised more than $110 million USD with world-class automotive, technology, and venture investors including Foxconn, Hyundai Motor Group’s Kia Corporation, LG Electronics, Marvell, NEC and Translink Orchestrating Future Fund, SAIC Capital, Translink Capital, UMC Capital, and Wanxiang. Sonatus is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA (Silicon Valley), with offices in Dublin, Paris, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo. Sonatus is a trademark of Sonatus, Inc. For more information visit

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