iRobot Ventures

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iRobot Ventures

About Us


iRobot Ventures supports early-stage companies from across the connected hardware ecosystem that are developing technologies and products of strategic interest to iRobot.

We understand how hard it is to bring a product to market, let alone build a company, and provide more than capital when we invest. We create value for our entrepreneurs by facilitating access to our engineering and operations resources, as well as a network of external service providers, investors, and operators.

In summary, we:


Our Focus


iRobot Ventures supports teams that are passionate about using technology to solve hard problems. We invest in applications that are adjacent to our core business or represent new market opportunities, and participate in the early stages of the innovation lifecycle, where we feel we have the most to add. We are geographic agnostic and focused on the following:

 




Portfolio

Matterport

       intuition Robotics

  Jargon

 Matterport

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       Intuition Robotics
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 Jargon
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Awair

       Labrador

 Osaro

 
Awair
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       Labrador
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 Osaro
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Sense         Synthesis   Invisible  
Sense
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       Synthesis
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 Invisible 
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Exits & Acquisitions

 6 River Systems

Escher Reality

     Paracosm 

 6 River Systems
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Escher Reality

     Paracosm





News


9/1/20
Virtual Tours are Here to Stay
—The New York Times
5/6/20
Invisible AI Raises $3.6M to Improve Manufacturing Quality, Empower Workforces and Cut Costs
—TechCrunch
10/15/19 Labrador Systems Developing Affordable Assistive Robots for the Home
—IEEE Spectrum
9/9/19 E-Commerce Platform Shopify Buys Warehouse-Robot Startup
—The Wall Street Journal
 3/13/19 Matterport Raises $48M to Expand Entry-level 3D Imagery Tool
—Construction Dive
 3/07/19 Jargon Raises $1.8M to Build Conversation Platform for Voice Applications
—MarketWatch
 2/23/19 On-Demand Grandkids and Robot Pals to Keep Senior Loneliness at Bay
—Wall Street Journal
 1/16/19 Sense Uses Machine Learning to Slash Home Energy Consumption
—VentureBeat
 9/06/18 Prologis and Locix to Unveil Next-gen Warehouse and Logistics Technology at Logis-Tech 2018
—MarketWatch
 4/04/18 6 River Systems Raises $25 Million Series B to Make Warehouse Fulfillment Easier
—Forbes
2/01/18 Pokémon GO Creator Niantic Buys Escher Reality AR Startup
—Techcrunch
7/26/17 6 River Systems Raises $15 Million to Meet Growing Customer Demand for its Robotic Collaborative Fulfillment System
—CNBC
7/11/17 Intuition Robotics Raises $14 Million to Build Social Companion Robots for Elderly People
—VentureBeat
02/14/17 Intuition Robotics Raised $6 Million for its ElliQ Elder Care Assistant Robot
—TechCrunch
01/11/17 Growing Elderly Population Creates New Opportunities for Technology
— Wall Street Journal
01/05/17 iRobot Invests in a Cambridge ‘Smart Home’ Startup, Sense Labs
— Boston Globe
01/05/17 Sense Brings the Smarts to Smart Home Automation at CES® 2017
— Globe Newswire
03/29/16 6 River Systems Raises $6 Million in VC Financing
— Business Wire



Team