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Playground Global

Playground Global

U.S-based venture capital firm funding early-stage hardware-developer companies.

Playground Global is an incubator, accelerator, and venture capital firm founded in 2014. The firm is established by Andy Rubin, Bruce Leak, Matt Hershenson, and Peter Barrett. It is based in Palo Alto, California. As of March 2019, the firm has 29 companies and its portfolio and has sold off its shares in five companies. Its most recent investment was in December 2018 for RightHand Robotics, a company developing robotics solution for supply chain purposes.



Funding

Playground Global specializes in funding companies that are building software-based hardware. Playground Global focuses on investing on companies in the early stage of development. Since 2016, the firm has raised a fund total of $540 million across two funding rounds. Its latest round was held in January 2017, amassing $40 million.

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Funded Companies

11 Results
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Through vision and voice, Lighthouse eliminates common problems with Internet-based cameras such as, false alerts triggered by shadows and pets, and scrubbing through video.

A company developing process of building and flying rockets

Nauto is a company founded by Stefan Heck.

RapidSOS is a New York City-based company.

Virtahealth is a healthcare company founded by Sami Inkinen.

Branch is a software company.

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Adam Newman

Head of Infrastructure Operations



Alistair Inglis

Conceptual Designer



Andy Rubin

Founder/Managing Director



Anh Nguyen

Design Principal



Bruce Leak

Founder



Matt Hershenson

Founder



Peter Barrett

Founder



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Companies

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Agility Robotics







Ayar Labs







Fathom Computing







MileZero







RightHand Robotics







Virta







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