Founded in 2016 as from the ETH Zurich spinoff, ANYbotics enhances safety and productivity in industrial operations through autonomous mobile robots capable of navigating complex environments. The startup works with a team of over 50 employees on developing, producing, and deploying full-stack robotic solutions. “Over the past four years, we took our walking robots out of the lab to become truly industry-grade,” says Hanspeter Fässler, co-founder and Chairman of ANYbotics. One of its products is the autonomous legged robot, ANYmal C.
To accelerate the large-scale deployment of its robotic solution, ANYbotics is partnering with a group of investors in a CHF 20 million Series A financing round. Swisscom Ventures led the round with participation from co-investors such as Ace & Company, Equity Pitcher, among others.
Alexander Schläpfer, Partner at Swisscom Ventures, says: “What got us excited is ANYbotics’ cutting edge technology that has its roots in one of the world’s leading robotics labs at ETH Zurich. The team impressed me with their substantial traction with blue-chip customers with whom they have been able to engage in high-value use cases.”
Industrial companies face the challenge of optimising productivity while increasing environmental and personnel safety. By providing the necessary routine inspection data, ANYbotics’ fully autonomous mobile solution found immediate appeal in several industries.
“We are working with leading energy, industrial processing, and construction companies to bring digitalisation into environments that are too complex for traditional robots”, says Péter Fankhauser, co-founder and CEO of ANYbotics.