Kiwibot Raises $7.5M Pre-Series A Round, Sodexo Among Investors
Company plans to have 1,200 delivery robots across 50 U.S. college campuses by the end of this year.
Robot delivery startup Kiwibot announced today that it has raised a $7.5 million Pre-Series A round of funding. This brings the total amount raised by the company to $14 million.
Among the investors is foodservice operator Sodexo, which has also expanded its contract with Kiwibot to put 1,200 of Kiwi’s delivery robots across 50 U.S. college campuses by the end of this year.
This heats up the delivery bot battle between Kiwibot and Starship, which has been aggressively targeting U.S. colleges as well. Check out OttOmate’s Market Guide to Sidewalk Delivery Robots to get a quick snapshot of all the key players in this nascent industry.
It looks like college campuses will be the first big battleground for sidewalk delivery robot services. And right now, it looks like a fight between connections and money.
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