Movers and shakers: Who raised funds in January 2024 and who are they?

In this monthly column called “The deal tracker,” we look at major funding events that took place in China’s robotic sector the previous month and rank them in a chronological order.

In this monthly column called “The deal tracker,” we look at major funding events that took place in China’s robotic sector the previous month and rank them in a chronological order.

Although you may have come across separate news items about the deals previously, we decided that it may offer a panoramic view of the funding activities by presenting them in a roundup format.

DateInvesteeRound of fundingAmountInvestorsBusiness scope
1.2
Guozi Robotics
国自机器人
EquityOver 200 million yuanChint Solar and existing shareholdersIntelligent warehouse robot
1.3
Wimsha Robot
云象机器人
Pre-Series A+Several million yuanUndisclosedCommercial cleaning robot
1.10
Chietom
智同科技
EquityTens of millions of yuanHebei Robot Industry FundPrecision transmission gear
1.10
Robot Era
星动纪元
AngelOver 100 million yuanLenovo Capital,Jinding Capital, Tsinghua Asset Management and Golden ResourcesGeneral-purpose humanoid robot
1.12
Air White Whale
白鲸航线
Angel+Tens of millions of yuanDinghan Investment, Zhongying Capital, Zhencheng Capital and Changzhou Investment GroupFreight UAV
1.16
KC Robots
科聪
Series ANearly 100 million yuanVisionPlus CapitalAMR control system
1.18
Orcauboat
欧卡智舶
Series BOver 100 million yuanGobi Partners, Skyview Fund and Xi’an Finance Investment Management Co., Ltd.Unmanned vessel
1.18
RobotMet
启玄科技
Pre-Series BTens of millions of yuanGRC SinoGreen FundWelding robot
1.22
Zhuoyi
卓翼智能
Series B250 million yuanZGC Science City Ltd, AVIC Fund, OEIC, Kaiding Investment and Sheen Capital.Military UAV
1.22
Yarbo
汉阳科技
Series A++Close to 100 million yuanSeekdource, Heroad Investments, China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group and an unnamed strategic investorRobotic mower, leaf blower and snow blower
1.22
Yueshi Robot
粤十机器人
Pre-Series AClose to 100 million yuanBeijing Shunchuang Industry InvestmentCold chain robotics
1.24
Chasing
潜行创新
Series B+Tens of millions of yuanZhengxi VCROV
1.24
Sunpure
仁洁智能
Series AOver 100 million yuanHengxu Capital, Meta TAGC, Guoyuan Securities and GL VenturesSolar panel cleaning robot
1.30
Weizhi Aerospace
微至航空科技
Angel+Tens of millions of yuanGSR Ventures and CCVFreight UAV
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Ni Tao

Ni Tao is the founder and editor-in-chief of cnrobopedia. Prior to cnrobopedia, he had a full decade of experience with a major state-run English-language newspaper as a tech reporter and opinion writer. He is also a communications specialist, having provided consultancy services to established firms like Siemens, Philips, ABinBev, Diageo, Trip.com Group (Nasdaq: TCOM, HK: 9961), Jianpu Technology (NYSE: JT) and a handful of domestic startups. A graduate of Fudan University, he writes widely about China's business and tech scenes and other topics for global publications including South China Morning Post, SupChina, The Diplomat, CGTN, Banking Technology, among others, and tries to impart his experience to students at Fudan University Journalism School, where he is a part-time lecturer. When he's not writing about robotics, you can expect him to be on his beloved Yanagisawa saxophones, trying to play some jazz riffs, often in vain and occasionally against the protests of an angry neighbor. Get in touch with him by dropping a line at nitao0927@gmail.com.

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