Starship Technologies STORY
by Paul Skeldon January 27, 2021
"Contactless delivery has proved to be one of the most reliable ways to protect vulnerable populations and enable social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic".
Starship Technologies delivery company (founded 2018) has made its 1millionth delivery using an autonomous vehicle.
Ahti Heinla, Co-founder and CEO of Starship Technologies: "We are delivering a fully commercial service operating 24-7 across five different countries now doing thousands of deliveries a day and millions of autonomous miles per year. This scale puts Starship on par with the biggest companies in the self-driving car market ..."
How it works:
The Starship Food Delivery app is available for download on iOS and Android. To get started, users choose from a range of their favourite food or drink items, then drop a pin where they want their delivery to be sent. They can then watch as the robot makes its journey to them, via an interactive map. Once the robot arrives, they receive an alert and then meet and unlock it through the app.
Total funding - $102M.
Investors: TDK Ventures, Goodyear Ventures.