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Anki

Anki is a robotics company founded in 2010 by Boris Sofman, Mark Palatucci and Hanns Tappeiner.

Anki is a consumer robotics company, founded by three Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute graduates. The company is building on their scientific research to make artificial intelligence accessible for daily activities.

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May 1, 2019
Anki closes
March 2017
Anki raises a $77,500,000 series D round.
2017
Anki was founded by Boris Sofman, Hanns Tappeiner and Mark Palatucci.
June 2016
Anki raises a $52,500,000 series D round from Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, JPMorgan Chase, Silicon Valley Ventures and Two Sigma Ventures.
September 2014
Anki raises a $80,000,000 series C round from Andreessen Horowitz, C4 Ventures, Index Ventures, JPMorgan Chase and Two Sigma Ventures.
June 1, 2013
Anki raises a $50,000,000 series B round from Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures and Two Sigma Ventures.
January 2012
Anki raises a $12,800,000 series A round from Andreessen Horowitz and Two Sigma Ventures.

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Brian Heater
March 5, 2021
TechCrunch
Good robots don't die -- they just have their assets sold off to the highest bidder. Digital Dream Labs was there to sweep up IP in the wake of Anki's premature implosion, back in 2019. The Pittsburgh-based edtech company had initially planned to relaunch Vector and Cozmo at some point in 2020, launching a Kickstarter [...]
Josh Hendrickson
November 25, 2020
www.reviewgeek.com
Back in 2018, Anki released an adorable tank-like programable robot named Cosmo you could bring home. It followed Cosmo up with Vector, a robot with more character. And then Anki went bankrupt, killing the two robot's personalities. But good news, a new company named Digital Dream Labs brought them back from the dead, and now it's ready to take pre-orders for Cosmo 2.0.
Kirsten Korosec
March 2, 2020
TechCrunch
Waymo, the former Google self-driving car project that is now a business under Alphabet, said Monday it raised $2.25 billion in a fundraising round led by Silver Lake, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Mubadala Investment Company. This is the company's first external investment, which also included Magna, Andreessen Horowitz, and AutoNation and its parent [...]
By MATT O'BRIEN
April 30, 2019
AP NEWS
Hopes that the tech industry was on the cusp of rolling personal robots into homes are dimming now that several once-promising consumer robotics companies have shut down.

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