2020 is off to a great start for Roborigger as we close the $5M Series A investment with Blackbird Ventures.
Having completed the build of 18 commercial Roborigger units last year, founder Derick Markwell said that “this funding will allow us to speed up our technology development for the overseas market, obtain the government approvals and set up the support network to operate in our regions of interest”.
Blackbird co-founder and partner, Rick Baker said the firm is excited to be backing Roborigger.
“It is a great example of using robots to make dangerous jobs safer. It has an opportunity to become the de facto standard for safe crane lifting around the world.”
“We believe this investment signals the industry’s confidence in Roborigger not only to revolutionise safety in crane lifting, but also in its massive potential to digitise crane lifting data”, Derick added, referring to the internet-connected tracking software that comes with Roborigger.
The build-in software collects data from every crane lift, including time, weight, and the location of the loads being lifted. Users can access this data from a web browser on their phones or computers.
“This means we can track the loads in real-time and improve and analyse the efficiency of operations.”
Read the full press release for more information.
Related news coverage:
- Robort start-up gets $5m to stop cranes killing people, The Australian Financial Review
- Roborigger raises $5m from Blackbird, Business News WA
- Winning ways continue for WA robot crane after $5 million cash injection, The Sydney Morning Herald