Yarbo (汉阳科技), a startup specializing in robotic products for home use, announced a Series A funding round valued at US$20 million on May 11.
The fundraising came in two transactions. Hua Capital and BA Capital led the Series A1 round, with participation from Industry North Path.
The follow-on Series A2 round was backed exclusively by Creo Capital.
The Series A funds came within two months of the previous pre-Series A round in March, which saw the Shenzhen-based company pulling in a sum in excess of 100 million yuan (US$14.37 million).
According to Yarbo, it is the world’s first robotic startup to launch a commercial snowblower.
The company then introduced an eponymous model called Yarbo, which it said comes with interchangeable modules and is capable of blowing away snow, fallen leaves, debris, mowing the lawn and keeping yards clean and tidy.
Yarbo mainly supplies autonomous yard blowers and snow sweepers to owners of stand-alone villas in Western nations, helping to automate tedious lawn and sidewalk maintenance.