Wimsha Robot secures tens of mlns of yuan from pre-Series A+ fundraising

Founded in April 2021, the company is a new player in China's growing yet highly competitive landscape of commercial robotic cleaner.

Wimsha Robot (云象机器人), a commercial sweeping robot developer, yesterday announced the completion of a pre-Series A+ round of financing.

The Hangzhou-headquartered startup, however, did not reveal the financial backers or the exact amount of this raise.

Instead, it only said it netted “tens of millions of yuan” during this transaction.

Founded in April 2021, the company is a new player in China’s growing yet highly competitive landscape of commercial robotic cleaner.

It changed its label from Winnerobot to Wimsha Robot this year as part of a rebranding.

According to a press release carried by the firm’s official WeChat account, it is committed to the robot-driven indoor commercial cleaning scenario.

By leveraging g robotic scrubbers and other innovative technologies, it seeks to upgrade the traditional mode of indoor cleaning and sanitation.

cnrobopedia reported in May 2023 that the firm raked in tens of millions of yuan from a pre-Series A raise — without revealing the names of the investors either.

Incubated by Guozi Robotics (国自机器人), a mobile robot manufacturer, Winnerobot claims to have established a foothold in more than 30 countries and regions.

Its robots have been deployed across over 300 projects, cleaning upwards of 300 million sqm of space to date, the firm says in the WeChat post.

To survive and even thrive in the commercial cleaning sector, Wimsha Robot needs to take on market incumbents such as Gausium (高仙机器人) and up-and-comers like Sparkoz (汤恩智能).

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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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