[press release] Cloud robotics platform company Rapyuta Robotics raises $9.5 million USD

July 30, 2018

Cloud robotics platform company Rapyuta Robotics raises USD 9.5 million

Press release
July 30th, 2018

Rapyuta Robotics Co Ltd.
CEO Gajamohan Mohanarajah

Rapyuta Robotics (Chuo, Tokyo. CEO: Gajamohan Mohanarajah) announces it has raised USD 9.5 million through new third-party allocation of shares for the following investment institutions:
Japan Co-Invest Limited Partnership (unlimited liability partner: Mitsui Trust Investment Co., Ltd)
Sony Innovation Fund, a corporate venture capital by Sony Corporation (Minato, Tokyo. CEO: Kenichiro Yoshida)
Funds or existing shareholders of JMTC Capital (Chuo, Tokyo. Representative:Japan Material Technologies Corporation. Management executor: Koyu Urata )

<Purpose of this fundraising>
Towards its mission of “Empowering Lives with Connected Machines”, Rapyuta Robotics integrates robots, sensors, and data centers into a central management platform that transforms autonomous technologies into easy-to-use, everyday solutions for enterprise.

The money raised will be used to:
- Leverage feedback from the Early Developer program and first customers to further develop Rapyuta        Robotics’ cloud robotics platform.

- Tailor the platform to meet the needs of specific high demand industries, such as logistics and factory           automation, and strengthen partnerships within these industries 


<About Rapyuta Robotics>
Rapyuta Robotics Co., Ltd. is a global technology company that provides scalable, cloud-based automation solutions. Our cloud robotics platform enables large enterprises to centrally manage different kinds of robots and sensors, without having to control them individually. A university spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), we are using state-of-the-art controls research and AI technology to build Japan’s next generation cloud robotics platform.


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