*INNOVATION: Rivian, With Offices In Irvine, Gets $350M From Parent Of Kelly Blue Book

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Electric truck maker Rivian, which has a development office in Irvine, has received $350 million in an equity investment from the parent company of Irvine-based Kelly Blue Book, Rivian announced on Tuesday.

According to Rivian–which has its headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan–the $350M investment came from automotive services company Cox Automotive.

In addition to Kelly Blue Book, Cox owns Autotrader, Dealertrack, Clutch Technologies, and a number of other automotive related businesses.

According to Rivian, the companies will explore partnership opportunities in service operations, logistics, and digital retailing

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Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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