EV startup Rivian has $2.5 billion bringing the total amount to $6 Billion ahead of the launch. Rivian was scooping big investments from: Ford,Amazon,and COX Automotive in 2019. The huge amount of money helps Rivian open half-dozen offices in and out of the US, and hired around 2,400 people. They seem to be a pretty BIG competition to Tesla when it comes to electric pickups and SUVs.
I personnaly will never buy a Rivian EV, but it is going to be very interesting to see how will the situation unfold.