Occipital nabs $13 mln Series B

San Francisco and Boulder, Colorado-based Occipital Inc, a developer of the Structure Sensor and SDK, has raised $13 million in Series B funding. The investors included Intel Capital, Shea Ventures, Grishin Robotics and Foundry Group.


Hardware startup LittleBits snags $44.2 mln

New York-based hardware startup LittleBits Electronics Inc has raised $44.2 million in funding. DFJ Growth led the round with participation from other investors that included Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners​, Grishin Robotics, Wamda Capital, Foundry Group​, True Ventures,​ VegasTechFund​, Two Sigma Ventures​ and Khosla Ventures​. In conjunction with the funding, Barry Schuler of DFJ Growth, has been added to the LittleBits board.


Bolt fund II raises $25 mln

Bolt said Tuesday that its second fund closed with $25 million in commitments. The venture capital firm’s first pool raised $4 million in 2013. Limited partners include returning strategic investors Autodesk, Logitech, and Grishin Robotics as well as new investor Cisco Investments. Bolt said the new pool will allow it to open a second facility in San Francisco. Bolt said it will invest up to $500,000 per startup with a focus on seed stage companies at the intersection of hardware and software.


Orboxtix nabs $15.5 mln

Orbotix has secured $15.5 million in funding. The investors were Shea Ventures, Grishin Robotics and Foundry Group. Based in Boulder, Orbotix is a connected toy company.

Petnet closes seed funding round

Los Angeles-based connected pet device company Petnet has closed a $1.125 million seed funding round. The seed round was backed by Grishin Robotics, Kima Ventures, SparkLabs Global Ventures, and Launch Capital.

Swivl Raises $500K From Grishin Robotics

Swivl said it raised $500,000 from Grishin Robotics. Swivl ran a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year. The money will go toward developing a second generation Swivl video device.

Boston Accelerator Bolt Gets Support From Autodesk, Logitech, Grishin Robotics

The new Boston startup accelerator Bolt has raised financing from Autodesk, Logitech and Grishin Robotics, according to a press release. Other partners include Mick Mountz, founder of Kiva Systems and Brad Feld of Foundry Group. The accelerator plans to work with startups developing hardware, including robotics and consumer devices.


Grishin Invests $250K In The RobotAppStore

Grishin Robotics said it invested $250,000 in RobotAppStore, an online marketplace for purchasing and downloading hundreds of applications for robots, from Roomba vacuum cleaners and NAO humanoids to the AR.Drone quadcopter and Sphero robotic ball.


Mail.Ru’s Grishin Launches $25M Fund To Invest In Robotics

Dmitry Grishin, co-founder of Russian Internet company Mail.Ru Group launched Grishin Robotics, a fund targeting the personal robotics sector. The fund will be based in New York and initially invest $25 million. It’s mission is to bring personal robotics technologies into every household around the world by investment in emerging companies and fostering a global […]

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