Starship Technologies Robot that delivers Takeaways on University Campuses has raised $40 million

Editorial Team26/08/20192min
Starship Technologies is a robotic food delivery start-up founded by Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis. This firm has announced that it has now raised a total of $85 million.

Starship Technologies operate in the US, UK, Germany and Estonia and they create small size autonomous robots that deliver food on demand. This knee-high robot navigates easily through University grounds, in good and bad weather and delivers anything from bananas to gadgets to play stations to nappies, to anyone that’s living on campus.

As of now, Starship has completed over 100,000 deliveries and this number is increasing. From 2014 the mobile robot completed 10,000 deliveries up until 2018 and from then until April 2019 it delivered 50,000 times.

The use of this machine has become a trend as it delivers more than just fast foods. It delivers groceries too which most users are taking advantage of.

Starship Technologies owners said:

Starship… has now delivered over 6,000 pizzas, 7,000 gallons of milk, 8,000 coffees, 9,000 sushi rolls, 15,000 bananas as well as over 3,700 diapers.

According to CEO Lex Bayer:

Now that Starship has announced a Series A funding round of $40 million, it will use the funds to expand onto more University campuses and reach a new goal of offering services to more than 1 million students.

The objective is to put Starship on 100 campuses in the next 2 years in the US and UK, that’s 197 more campuses than what it operates on today – N. Arizona University, George Mason University and the University of Pittsburgh.

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