Yard care robot maker Yarbo bags close to US$10m from Series A++ raise

Yarbo claims to be one of the world's first robotic startups that dedicate itself to the development of commercial yard care robots.

Yarbo (汉阳科技), a yard robot startup, has completed a Series A++ round of funding worth close to US$10 million, Chinese tech media outlet 36kr broke the news today.

The US-based developer of robotic mower, leaf blower and snow blower roped in a consortium of financial backers during this raise such as Seekdource, Heroad Investments, China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group and an unnamed strategic investor.

cnrobopedia reported in May last year that the firm pulled in a total of US$20 million across Series A and the follow-on rounds.

Yarbo claims to be one of the world’s first robotic startups that dedicate itself to the development of commercial yard care robots.

These gadgets are designed to clean up snow, fallen leaves, debris and other objects from private yards and sidewalks in primarily Western countries, according to Yarbo.

Despite its fast growth, the company faces stiff competition from domestic rivals like Novabot (来飞智能) and Lymow (来牟科技) and foreign market incumbents like Gardena.

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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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