Has venture capital In recent years, the various subverticals have been flooded under the robotics roof, and the installation space is one of the greatest beneficiaries.
Last November, we interviewed 13 of the leading robotics VCs to find out which areas of robotics would make them the most exciting by 2020. One of the most common areas that respondents drew attention to were startups focusing on design and manufacturing. In 2019 alone, around 600 venture-backed fundraising rounds were carried out in the robotics area, while construction companies successfully carried out around 200 venture rounds.
With our 2020 Robotics + AI Sessions event on the horizon at the beginning of March, we are immersing ourselves again in the industry to find out which properties of the construction industry are most attractive to robotics VCs and for which types of startups VCs will actually be issuing checks in 2020 to 16 leading people Who actively invest in construction robotics and work in companies that are in an early stage of growth asked what excited them most and where they saw opportunities in the industry:
- Rohit Sharma, True Ventures
- Matt Murphy, Menlo Ventures
- Grace Ge, Menlo Ventures
- Travis Connors, construction company
- Saman Farid, Baidu Ventures
- Aaron Jacobson, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
- Shaun Abrahamson, Urban Us
- Atin Batra, twenty-seven ventures
- Ben Bayat, NextGen Venture Partner
- Andrew Ackerman, Dreamit Ventures
- Duncan Turner, SOSV & HAX
- Zach Aarons, MetaProp VC
- Niki Pezeshki, Felicis Ventures
- Avidan Ross, Root Ventures
- Kia Nejatian, Plug & Play
- Miles Tabibian, Plug & Play
Rohit Sharma, True Ventures
True Ventures has been investing heavily in industrial automation for more than 4 years, focusing on founders who bring technology to the market, eliminate repeated manual labor, and multiply human productivity by automating routine tasks.