Kiwibot completes US$7.5M Series A funding, a robotic sidewalk delivery company based in Miami, FL.
Headline, House of Lithium and Sodexo were some of the backers.
This funding will go towards developing further technology and expanding the robot’s reach across multiple college campuses and cities.
The company announced a multimillion-dollar contract expansion with Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company. This contract will enable Kiwibot to expand its robotic fleet, delivering more than 1,200 robots across 50 U.S. college campuses, with Sodexo, by the end of 2022.
Led by CEO Felipe Chávez Cortés, Kiwibot is on a mission to revolutionize food delivery by utilizing semi-autonomous robots. They have made over 200,000 deliveries on university campuses and across U.S. cities to boost opportunities for locally-owned businesses and grant equitable access to food, medication, and libraries.
The company has recently partnered up with Careem to fulfil local orders in Dubai. Knight Foundation is also involved in the partnership to improve safe and equitable mobility in four U.S. cities.