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Double Robotics raises $250,000 to keep up with demand for its iPad-powered telepresence robot

The Verge
Friday, 21 September 2012

Double Robotics raises $250,000 to keep up with demand for its iPad-powered telepresence robotTalking with tech investors recently, The Verge has heard the same thing again and again: hardware startups are hot right now. You only need to look at the most recent graduating class from the prestigious Y-Combinator program, which featured a record six companies focused on hardware instead of apps or the web.

One of those graduates was Double Robotics, maker of a iPad-powered telepresence device. The company announced today it has raised $250,000 from Grishin Robotics, an investment firm from created by Dmiitry Grishin, the Russian billionaire who founded his nation's biggest email company, Mail.ru. "Grishin was a perfect investor because they have the same mission as us," said Double Robotics founder David Cann. "We believe that...
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