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Websiteromotive.com
Blogromotive.com/blog
Twitter@romotive
CategoryConsumer Electronics/Devices
Emailfounders@romotive...
Employees16
Founded8/2011
DescriptionWe make smartphone robots.

Offices

People

CEO, Cofounder
Board Member
Lead Roboticist
Cofounder
Cofounder
Head of Marketing

Funding

TOTAL $11.6M
FUNDING TOTAL $11.6M
Seed, 11/2011
Techstars
Product Crowdfunding, 11/2011
$115k
Convertible Note, 12/2011
David Tisch
PivotNorth Capital
Lerer Ventures
Stanford University Venture Fund
David Cohen
VegasTechFund
BoxGroup
PALgenesis
$1.5M
Series A, 10/2012
Sequoia Capital
SV Angel
CrunchFund
Felicis Ventures
$5M
Series A, 1/2014
$5M

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Romotive

We’re Romotive, a team of nerds obsessed with building an affordable, fun personal robot. By combining smartphones with a mobile base, we create robots that do awesome things (telepresence, autonomous navigation, machine vision).

Our 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 our bot new behaviors is easy - just update the app.

Our investors believe we’ll change the world by putting a robot in every home in America. We’re well funded by SV Angel/Ron Conway, Mike Arrington, Chris Dixon, and Stanford University. Last summer we started in TechStars Seattle.

Our mission is simple: build awesome robots that make normal peoples’ lives better.

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Screenshots

Romotive screenshot
Above: Romotive Monster Face
Uploaded: 10/28/11
Romotive screenshot
Above: Romo Gen3
Uploaded: 12/2/12

Products

Romo, the Smartphone Robot

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Sources

  1. TechStars Seattle Demos: One Room, 10 Startups, Tons of Potential (xconomy.com) [edit]
  2. Kickstarter — Romo– The Smartphone Robot (kickstarter.com) [edit]
  3. news.cnet.com [edit]
  4. WSJ (blogs.wsj.com) [edit]
  5. Startup Stories: Meet Romotive and its loveable iPhone-based robots (thenextweb.com) [edit]
  6. GeekWire meet TechStars Seattle (geekwire.com) [edit]
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