Tagged: robotics

British Robotics Seed Fund Backs AI Tool Magpie Education with £300,000 Investment

The British Robotics Seed Fund (BRSF) has invested in Magpie Education, a creator of an AI driven resource tool  designed to inspire students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) subjects. The£300,000 investment will help Magpie capture market share of the UK Edtech market and then… Read More

OurCrowd Launches “Cognitiv” – a $100 Million Fund Targeting Early Stage Companies in AI, Robotics, IoT & More

OurCrowd, one of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the world, has launched a new $100 million global fund labeled “Cognitiv.” This specialized fund will focus on early-stage companies that leverage AI, IoT, robotics, digital manufacturing and more. Cognitiv is on a mission to fund tomorrow’s category… Read More

Second Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Fund Launched by Britbots

Britbots has announced the launch of their second British Robotics Seed Fund.  The new fund follows the success of the first fund, which has now been fully invested, leading the seed rounds of six robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) ventures. Britbots says the new fund… Read More

TD Bank’s 2017 Treasury Management Survey Reveals: Finance Professionals Preparing For Technological Innovation & Disruption

On Monday, TD Bank released its 2017 Treasury Management Survey, which revealed that technological innovation and disruption is set to greatly influence the investment priorities and business plans of financial executives. The report noted that for 2018 and beyond, financial professionals cite process automatic at… Read More

Britbots Invests in Tethered Drone Systems, Opens Up Offer for Crowdfunding Investors

Britbots, a company that operated the British Robotics Seed Fund (SEIS) and equity crowdfunding platform Britbots CROWD, has invested the first part of a £300,000 funding package for Tethered Drone Systems. The offer is now open to crowdfunding investors and, according to the campaign page,… Read More

Overfunding: JOTO Secures £196,000 Funding Target During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Creative robotics pioneer and Kickstarter success Joto is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £200,000 thanks to nearly 350 investors. The company launched the campaign is September, seeking £196,000 as it prepares to expand. As previously reported, Joto is on a mission to provide… Read More

Update: JOTO Extends Equity Crowdfunding Round on Crowdcube

Creative robotics pioneer and Kickstarter success Joto announced on Tuesday it has extended its equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. The company is currently seeking £196,000 and has achieved nearly £130,000 from more than 215 investors. As previously reported, Joto is seeking to provide new ways for consumers to discover content… Read More

First of a Series: ZOA Robotics Secures Seed Investment from British Robotics Seed Fund

ZOA Robotics, a “biologically inspired robot creator, has secured seed investment from the British Robotics Seed Fund (BRSF). The £85,000 investment is said to be the first of a series that have been made by the UK’s robotics-focussed investment firm. ZOA Robotics is also raising… Read More

The First Equity Crowdfunding Platform for Robots: Britbots Crowd

The newest investment crowdfunding platform is focusing on a very specific niche. Britbots Crowd, officially launched today, is the worlds first equity crowdfunding platform that is all about supporting British based robotics startups. The platform has been developed in partnership with Envestry, who also provide… Read More

Kickstarter Veteran Joto Partners with Crowdcube: Creative Robotics for the Home

Creative robotics pioneer Joto has linked with  Crowdcube to raise £250,000 with a 12.2% equity stake offered to investors. Since going live on 14 September, over 100 investors have poised Joto to easily exceed £60K by EOD. Valued at £1,800,000, Joto is using this funding round to… Read More

London Financial Services Summit: “Institutions Must Adapt or Risk Obsolescence”

Tapestry Networks and Ernst & Young (EY) published a report this month focused on global revolutionary changes that will affect the financial services sector.  The full version of the report is below. The report is a result of the October 5-6, 2016 Financial Services Leadership Summit in… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Hummingbird Folding Bike, Alpha 2 Robot & TStand for Your iPad

The field of robotics has been an interesting crowdfunding category.  Buddy, a pitched as a family companion, raised over $600,000 in September.  Now a new entrant has just emerged and it has easily topped its $100,000 goal on Indiegogo having raised $300,000 in just 48 hours…. Read More

Brief: Music Sensation will.i.am Launches RocketHub Initiative to Send East Los Angeles Students to the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition

On Monday, Singer/songwriter/performer/philanthropist will.i.am is participating in a new crowdfunding project on RocketHub through his i.am.angel Foundation that seeks to raise $100,000 for a robotics program inEast Los Angeles. The goal of the campaign is to raise enough money to send high school students from Boyle Heights, will.i.am’s… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Antelope Muscle Activating Wearables, Blocks Modular Smartwatch & Dobot Robotic Arm

“A 20-minute workout wearing Antelope equals up to 3 hours of a conventional workout”.  That is the claim of the next crowdfunding project. Antelope Sportswear, “Muscle Activating Wearables” has convinced enough backers to generate over $350,000 on Indiegogo.  If their product lives up to the… Read More

noDNA Launches Venture Loan on Companisto; Seeks to Raise over 100K€ for Robotics Research and Education

Bavarian-based noDNA, Europe’s biggest online seller of robotics components for research and education,  launched a financing campaign on Companisto, offering venture loans bearing annual interest of 8%.  noDNA is the second venture loan offered on Companisto, following Sawade which has raised over 442,880€ of its 1M€ goal…. Read More

Mission Crowdfund: Fundable Launches KSI Data Sciences Drone Software Campaign; Amazon & Verizon Team Up

There are benefits to droning on and on… KSI Data Sciences has linked with Fundable for a private raise for its data transmission and management company.  Its mission to make transmitting, receiving and managing data easier and more efficient focuses on core products, MissionCaster.TV and MissionKeeper.  These SaaS… Read More

MegaBots Returns to Kickstarter to Build New Robot for USA vs. Japan Duel

On Tuesday, MegaBots launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $500,000 for a U.S. vs. Japan giant robot duel. The company shared: “We are MegaBots, Inc. We challenged Japan to a giant robot duel, and they accepted… but demanded that the fight include hand-to-hand combat. We say BRING IT ON. We’ve assembled… Read More

OurCrowd Global Investor Summit: Crowdfunders to Converge on Jerusalem for World’s Largest Equity Crowdfunding Summit

OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, will bring together 36 of its innovative portfolio companies to meet with over 600 investors and executives from 17 countries in the largest global gathering of its kind during its OurCrowd Global Investor Summit which opens… Read More

Family Robot Jibo Over $1M; Hits Indiegogo’s Top 15 Most Funded

Less than 10 days following the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Jibo, noted as the world’s first ever family robot, has raised over $1,075,00 from more than 2,300 backers. Has reached the top 15 most funded ever on Indiegogo and has been recognized… Read More

UC-Boulder Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For “Swarming” Robots

Kicking off one of its new crowdfunding campaigns, University of Colorado at Boulder announced it is seeking $10k in order to build 1,000 small robots called Droplets. The robots measure the distance and orientation of neighboring robots, allowing for complete pattern formation and self-assembly experiments…. Read More