Press release: April 7th, 2017
The second round of the SoftBank Innovation Program (SIP) to fund and facilitate prototyping, and market testing for Rapyuta Robotics’ new cloud-based drone service
Rapyuta Robotics Co. Ltd. (“Rapyuta Robotics”) announced it was selected for the second round of the SoftBank Innovation Program, a program designed by SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO: 9984), to facilitate the introduction of promising new technologies into the commercial marketplace. SoftBank will provide funding and market intelligence to support the prototyping, development and market testing of Rapyuta Robotics’ cloud robotics platform.
Rapyuta Robotics took the stage at Slush Tokyo, one of the world’s largest start-up events, on March 30th 2017 at Tokyo Big Site. The theme of his presentation was “Making Robots Accessible to Anyone.”
The Rapyuta Robotics team has seen a lot of growth since this time last year, and given the distance between our three office, we thought it was a good time for some face-to-face interaction. To that end, the Zurich and Bangalore teams headed to the airport and flew to Tokyo for the first ever Company Retreat.
November already!? Last month, you may have seen some Rapyutians wandering the streets of Seoul, South Korea. They were not lost, nor were they there by coincidence. As a matter of fact, ROSCon was the event that brought Alankrita, Bharat, Connor, Dhananjay, Daiki, Gajan, Javier, Jose and Praveen away from their desks to the Korean metropolis.
Press release: September 5th, 2016
Rapyuta Robotics announces USD 10 million in Series A funding to empower lives with connected machines
Rapyuta Robotics (RR), an ETH Zurich spin-off, announced USD 10 million in Series A funding. The financing comes from SBI investments Co. Ltd., one of Japan’s leading financial investors, who also invested in RR’s seed round, which was lead by Cyberdyne Inc. “We are very excited to deepen our relationship with SBI, who were with us from the very beginning, and who have offered us great support with a global-mindset,” says Arudchelvan Krishnamoorthy, Co-founder and COO. With Series A funding, RR has now raised a total of USD 13 million since its founding.
Some scientific collaborations, like marriages, are matches made in heaven. Our relationship with Prof. Thomas Michael Bohnert's group (ICCLab/SPLab) at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences is one of them. It was a perfect fit right from the start.
“It feels fantastic to be talking to the youth of this country (India). The energy is palpable, the optimism is palpable, the confidence is here to be seen” - Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft.
Tokyo, Japan - January 26, 2015 - Rapyuta Robotics Co., Ltd. (RR) has raised JPY 351 million (USD 2.96 million) in its first round of funding. Founded in July of 2014, the funding will be used to lay down the technical foundation for the company and to develop market-specific robotics solutions as part of its initial business plan. RR’s technical team currently consists mostly of members from the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control of ETH Zurich, which is well known for its unique and dynamic robotic systems, as well as from the EU-funded RoboEarth project, whose goal was to build an internet for robots.