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Diligent Robotics closed a $25 million funding round for its Moxi autonomous mobile robot (AMR). The company plans to use the funding to fuel system-wide expansions of Moxi across hospitals nationwide, enhance product development and triple its market reach.
Canaan led the round, which also included participation from returning investors True Ventures, DNX Ventures, and Next Coast Ventures. Northwestern Medicine Innovation joined as a strategic investor in the round. Rich Boyle from Canaan is joining Diligent’s board of directors.
Diligent’s Moxi is an AMR that works across health systems to improve operational efficiency of hospital care teams so they have more time for patient care and can practice at the top of their license.
“The incredible demand we’ve seen for Moxi is a testament to the clear value of using robotic automation to augment and support frontline hospital care teams, but also our highly customer-centric approach to bringing new technology and operational change into healthcare,” Andrea Thomaz, Ph.D., Diligent Robotics’ co-founder and CEO, said. “We approach our work with deep empathy for the people who care for patients every day, and it has been incredible to witness the difference Moxi makes in supporting nursing, pharmacy, lab and entire clinical care teams. This funding round will enable us to scale fleets and accelerate product development while remaining true to our vision of creating robots that function as core team members and elevate the standards of healthcare through robotics.”
Moxi’s impact includes augmenting staff and care teams by off-loading hospital-wide deliveries of supplies, equipment, medication, and lab deliveries and is increasingly enabling new and existing high-value programs to efficiently scale. These programs include Meds to Beds programs, Just in Time Logistics, and Virtual Nursing.
Moxi is currently adopted by and operates in more than 22 health systems that represent more than 200 hospitals nationwide. These include NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health, MultiCare Health System, the University of Texas affiliated network of health systems, Northwestern Medicine, and more.
In April 2022, Diligent brought in $30 million in Series B funding. Diligent first unveiled Moxi in 2018 as a collaborative robot that could assist in hospitals by delivering supplies, medications or lab samples. Today Moxi is able to deliver teleboxes, manage the “do not tube” medications and pick up patient’s personal items, among other things.