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).