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24 Robotics Startups that Became Unicorns

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The Robotics industry is filled with successful companies that have raised millions of dollars in VC funding that came from some of the top investors in the world.

Many of these successes have turned into unicorns — private companies worth over $1 billion.

If you want to build the next unicorn in the Robotics space, these 24 companies should be your inspiration.

24 Robotics Unicorns Companies

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ZongMu Technology

ZongMu Technology

Zongmu Technology is a Chinese self-driving tech firm.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $11.40

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Rui Tang

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $210.83M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Nuro

Nuro

Nuro develops and operates a fleet of autonomous vehicles that operate 24/7 to safely deliver goods to their destinations efficiently.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $8.60

    B (

    February 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Mountain View

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Dave Ferguson, Jiajun Zhu

  • Industries:

    Autonomous Vehicles, Fleet Management, Information Technology, Robotics, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,132.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Argo AI

Argo AI

Argo AI is an artificial intelligence company that designs, builds and deploys self-driving technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $7.25

    B (

    July 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Pittsburgh

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Bryan Salesky, Peter Rander

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $500.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    3

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Horizon Robotics

Horizon Robotics

Horizon Robotics Limited is a world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) computing for smart mobility, providing scalable solutions that power the future of automated driving systems.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    February 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Annie Tao, Chang Huang, Kai Yu, Ming Yang

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Machine Learning, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $253.02M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    43

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UBTECH Robotics

UBTECH Robotics

UBTech is a research and development robotics company that is dedicated to pushing the envelope in autonomous navigation technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.45

    B (

    July 2016

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shenzhen

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Zhou Jian

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Engineering, Machine Learning, Product Research, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $637.60M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    10

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MEGVII

MEGVII

Megvii is a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, which builds AI engine, the core fundamental technology for your business.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.00

    B (

    October 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Qi Yin, Wenbin Tang, Yang Mu

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Facial Recognition, Image Recognition, Machine Learning, Mobile, Robotics, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,358.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Olive

Olive

Olive is an AI-powered workforce management software to allow hospitals to increase their operational efficiency.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.00

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Columbus

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Bradley Mascho, Sean Lane

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Health Care, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $858.80M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    17

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CMR Surgical

CMR Surgical

The CMR robot is the latest in modern surgical technology, designed to allow surgeons to do procedures with greater precision than ever before.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.00

    B (

    September 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    Cambridge

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Luke Hares, Mark Slack, Martin Frost

  • Industries:

    Health Care, Medical Device, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $986.30M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Exotec

Exotec

Exotec offers an innovative order preparation system, based on a fleet of collaborative mobile robots.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Croix

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Renaud Heitz, Romain Moulin

  • Industries:

    Logistics, Robotics, Software, Supply Chain Management

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $446.70M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Preferred Networks

Preferred Networks

Preferred Networks specializes in building AI-led solutions that automate and optimize your business processes. They build real-world solutions that solve complex industry problems with cutting-edge technologies including deep learning, robotics and advanced analytics.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    May 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Japan

  • City:

    Tokyo

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Daisuke Okanohara, Morikawa Hiroyuki, Nishitoba Jiro, Toru Nishikawa

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Robotics, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $152.19M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Opentrons

Opentrons

OpenTrons is a developer of a pipetting robot technology designed to automate experiments.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.80

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Brooklyn

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Chiu Chau, Nicholas Wagner, Will Canine

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Hardware, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $250.83M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Aibee

Aibee

Aibee is a developer of artificial intelligence solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Yuanqing Lin

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $267.73M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    20

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UISEE Technology

UISEE Technology

UISEE provides leading-edge products on autonomous driving and transformative services on mobility on demand.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.08

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Gansha Wu, Yan Jiang

  • Industries:

    Autonomous Vehicles, Machine Learning, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,700.97M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    11

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1KMXC

1KMXC

1KMXC is a high-tech research and development business dedicated to the creation of artificial intelligence robot solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Hangzhou

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Hengzhi Shi

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Service Industry

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $110.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Agile Robots

Agile Robots

Agile Robots is a developer of intelligent robot systems and a provider of application development services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Munich

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Peter Meusel, Zhaopeng Chen

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Industrial Automation, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $350.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Fabric

Fabric

Fabric enables retailers to offer same-day delivery at profitable unit economics with a network of micro-fulfillment centers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Elram Goren, Eyal Goren, Ori Avraham, Shay Cohen, Tom Bassett

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Logistics, Retail, Robotics, Supply Chain Management

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $336.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Fiture

Fiture

Fiture is a smart household fitness equipment brand.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Chengdu

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Edward Fu, Yuhan Tang

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Fitness, Robotics, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    No Data

  • Funding Amount:

    $288.22M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Gaussian Robotics

Gaussian Robotics

Gaussian Robot is a robotics company that develops intelligent cleaning robots.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Haotian Cheng, Qifu Cen

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $287.83M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Keenon Robotics

Keenon Robotics

Keenon Robotics is a developer and innovator company that dedicated to develop commercial service robots.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Tong Li

  • Industries:

    Industrial Automation, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $228.79M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Geek+

Geek+

Geek+ manufactures logistics and warehousing robotics, used to streamline and optimize the warehousing process.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Hongbo LI, Kai Liu, Xi Chen, Yong Zheng

  • Industries:

    Industrial Automation, Logistics, Robotics, Warehousing

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $339.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Locus Robotics

Locus Robotics

Locus Robotics offers solutions that address the growing demand for automated solutions in e-commerce fulfillment.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    February 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Wilmington

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Bruce E. Welty

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Industrial Automation, Logistics, Robotics, Warehousing

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $315.82M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Orbbec Technology

Orbbec Technology

Orbbec is a scientific and technological company that bring incredible possibilities for every human, everywhere.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    May 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shenzhen

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Brad Long Liu, Huang Yuanhao, Joshua Blake, Luke Xiaolu Mei, Zhenzhong Xiao

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $200.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Shield AI

Shield AI

Shield AI is building the world's best AI pilot.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Diego

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Andrew Reiter, Brandon Tseng, Ryan Tseng

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Mechanical Engineering, National Security, Robotics, Security, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $345.35M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Skydio

Skydio

Skydio develops fully autonomous and self-flying camera drone designed for all customers including consumers, companies and government.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    February 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Abraham Bachrach, Adam Bry, Matt Donahoe

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Drone Management, Drones, Machine Learning, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $344.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    16

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