Though the majority of robotics deals went to US-based startups in the last five years, the share of deals going to robotics startups outside the United States has been on the rise. Starting at 29% of deals in 2012, deals to non-US startups fluctuated before reaching a 5-year high of 45% in 2016.The top 5 rounds to robotics startups outside the US since January 2015 went to China-based startups.
We used the CB Insights database to identify deals to startups outside the US between 2015-2016. Webinar: The Rise of Robots In this webinar, a CB Insights analyst takes a look at investment trends to robotics startups, major acquisitions in the space, and the rise of robotics in China. Note: Our robotics category excludes driverless car startups and companies focused exclusively on software and robotic/drone operating systems. We exclude debt financings from our data. This map is not meant to be exhaustive of companies in this space.