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Viam Robotics announced the close of a $30 million Series A round led by Tiger Global, with participation from returning investor Union Square Ventures, and Battery Ventures. The financing brings Viam’s total funding to $42 million.
The company is still in stealth mode, although it has already hired more than 36 employees (according to its LinkedIn profile).
Here’s what we do know about the company:
- It was founded in 2020 by MongoDB, Inc. cofounder and longtime CTO Eliot Horowitz.
- The company is based in New York City.
- Viam is a hardware and language agnostic platform that allows developers to create, configure, and control any robot from anywhere.
- The company is building a novel robotics platform that relies on standardized building blocks rather than custom code to create, configure and control robots intuitively and quickly.
- They expect to develop a robotics solution that works across industries to solve complicated automation problems with software.
“Since our Seed round, we’ve brought on extraordinary talent, built, tested, and launched our platform, and engaged with external parties energized by the prospect of building robots easily and intuitively,” said Horowitz.
Albert Wenger, Partner, USV, commented, “Robotics holds a profound promise to make our lives better. Viam will make it dramatically easier to bring new and more powerful robots to market. This is a massive opportunity and I am thrilled to be working with Eliot again.”
You won’t find much information yet on the Viam website other than job opportunities: they are actively hiring robotics and software engineers. One of the best places to follow the company is on their Instagram feed.
Editors note: We have talked to resources at the company off the record, but can’t share anything yet. They have exciting things on their roadmap, and we’ll just have to wait until later in the year to learn more.