Total Funding Amount 
CB Rank (Company) 
Anki is an entertainment robotics company dedicated to bringing artificial intelligence and robotics to people's everyday lives.
Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Electronics, Machine Learning, Robotics
Headquarters Regions 
San Francisco Bay Area, West Coast, Western US
Founded Date 
Jan 5, 2010
Boris Sofman, Hanns Tappeiner, Mark Palatucci
Operating Status 
Funding Status 
Late Stage Venture
Last Funding Type 
Series D
Number of Employees 
Legal Name 
Anki, Inc.
IPO Status 
Company Type 
For Profit
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Based in San Francisco, Anki is dedicated to bringing artificial intelligence and consumer robotics to people's everyday lives. Founded in 2010 by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute graduates, Anki creates consumer entertainment experiences using technology that was once confined to robotics labs and research institutes. Anki was recently named one of the top 50 most innovative companies in the world by Fast Company.

Its first product, Anki DRIVE, is now on sale in the United States and UK. Unveiled during Tim Cook's keynote at the 2013 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Anki DRIVE is an award-winning, first-of-its- kind game that lets players use a mobile app to race, battle and customize real robot cars.

Following the massive success of Anki DRIVE, one of the hottest holiday products of 2014, Anki OVERDRIVE takes the groundbreaking battle-race experience in a new direction with state-of-the-art modular tracks, high-end and improved car designs along with big innovations in gameplay.

Anki OVERDRIVE is launching in September 2015 in the U.S., U.K. and Germany.

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Funding Rounds

Number of Funding Rounds 
Total Funding Amount 
Anki has raised a total of $182M in funding over 5 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Mar 10, 2017 from a Series D round.
Announced Date  
Transaction Name  
Number of Investors  
Money Raised  
Lead Investors  
Mar 10, 2017
Series D - Anki
Jun 27, 2016
Series D - Anki
5$52.5M JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Sep 26, 2014
Series C - Anki
5$55M JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Jun 1, 2013
Series B - Anki
3$36.7M Andreessen Horowitz
Jan 1, 2012
Series A - Anki


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Company Tech Stack by Siftery

Anki uses 43 technology products and services including Google AnalyticsWordPress, and G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work).

Website Tech Stack by BuiltWith

Anki is actively using 80 technologies for its website. These include Viewport MetaIPhone / Mobile Compatible, and SPF.

Web Traffic by SimilarWeb

Anki is ranked 118,978 among websites globally based on its 464,418 monthly web visitors.

Patents and Trademarks by IPqwery

The intellectual property of Anki includes 38 registered patents primarily in the 'Sports; Games; Amusements' category. Additionally, Anki has registered 36 trademarks with the most popular class being 'Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments'.

Interest Signals by Bombora

Anki employees are showing high interest in Chaos Group (Vray)Workers' Compensation, and Return on Equity (ROE).

Competitors & Revenue by Owler

Anki has $12M in estimated revenue annually. Anki competes with SpheroWowWee, and Ozobot.

IT Spend by Aberdeen

This year, Anki is projected to spend $376.2K on IT.

Current Team

Number of Current Team Members 
Anki has 10 current team members, including Co-Founder & CEO Boris Sofman.
Boris Sofman
Co-Founder & CEO
Mark Palatucci
Co-Founder & CPO
Hanns Tappeiner
Co-Founder & President
Craig Rechenmacher
Chief Marketing Officer
Patrick De Neale
VP, Business Development & Corporate Strategy
Mark Bradley
Chief Revenue Officer
Gabriel Hebert
VP, Operations
Laurie Deneschuk
Director, People & Places

Board Members and Advisors

Number of Board Members / Advisors 
Anki has 5 board members and advisors, including Danny Rimer.
Danny Rimer
Board Member
Mark Palatucci
Board Member
Hanns Tappeiner
Board Member
Marc Andreessen
Board Member
Boris Sofman
Board Member

Past Team

Number of Past Team Members 
Anki has 3 past team members, including Director, Social and Engagement Marketing Tony Pham.
Person Name  
Title At Company  
Start Date  
End Date  
Tony Pham
Director, Social and Engagement MarketingMay 2013May 2014
Joby Otero
Chief Creative Officer
Tami Bhaumik
VP of MarketingOct 1, 2012


Number of Events 
Anki has participated in 3 events. Recently, they attended CVPR 2018 on Jun 18, 2018.
CVPR 2018
Jun 18, 2018
The 2013 Crunchies Awards
Feb 10, 2013

Recent News & Activity

Number of Articles 


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