Romotive

They're Romotive, a team of nerds obsessed with building an affordable, fun personal robot. By combining smartphones with a mobile base, they create robots that do awesome things (telepresence, autonomous navigation, machine vision). Their first product, Romo, is an iDevice-powered robot that lets you video chat with anyone, anywhere in the world. You can customize Romo’s behavior through a graphical programming interface that's n00b-friendly. Teaching their bot new behaviors is easy - just update the app. Their investors believe they’ll change the world by putting a robot in every home in America. They’re well funded by SV Angel/Ron Conway, Mike Arrington, Chris Dixon, and Stanford University. Last summer they started in TechStars Seattle. Their mission is simple: build awesome robots that make normal peoples' lives better.



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May 3, 2016

Meet the Disrupt NY 2016 speakers and judges

Jonathon Triest is the founder and Managing Partner of Ludlow Ventures where he has invested in over fifty technology companies. The IAB represents over 600 leading media, marketing and technology companies. He is co-founder and partner of Melo7 Tech Partners, which invests in and develops opportunities primarily in early stage digital media, consumer internet and technology ventures. We say this every year, but this is set to be our best Disrupt NY yet. The lineup is stellar and for the first time, we will be hosting Disrupt NY in Red Hook, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

April 21, 2016

Top drone startups find venture capital flying their way

This story, "Top drone startups find venture capital flying their way" was originally published by Network World. The funding of 22 startups in Q4 was a record, as was $140 million in funding for drone startups in Q3, CB Insights says. Venture funding watcher CB Insights reported that drone startups raised more than $450 million in 2015, 300% more than in 2014, as FAA regulations started to become clearer for commercial drone operators. Just last week another vendor, Sharper Shape, said it had attracted $3.25M in new funding, led by Europe’s Straightforward Capital. In announcing its funding, the company said it was also delivering full-blown drone packages for insurance, utilities and telecom customers.

April 21, 2016

Top drone startups find venture capital flying their way

This story, "Top drone startups find venture capital flying their way" was originally published by Network World. The funding of 22 startups in Q4 was a record, as was $140 million in funding for drone startups in Q3, CB Insights says. Venture funding watcher CB Insights reported that drone startups raised more than $450 million in 2015, 300% more than in 2014, as FAA regulations started to become clearer for commercial drone operators. Just last week another vendor, Sharper Shape, said it had attracted $3.25M in new funding, led by Europe’s Straightforward Capital. In announcing its funding, the company said it was also delivering full-blown drone packages for insurance, utilities and telecom customers.