Expper Tech secures $2M seed round to bring next-gen caregiver robots
CEO & Co-Founder at Expper Technologies
What a challenging yet rewarding year 2021 has been for our company. Aside from having a presence in California, we successfully expanded our operations in Texas and Colorado, having 15 deployed units in medical facilities last year. Robin the Robot has been recognized as TIME's Best Invention of 2021 in the Robotics category and was featured as an honoree in Fast Company's 2021 Innovation by Design Awards in the Impact category.
Today, we are excited to announce that we've raised $2M in seed financing co-led by Starta VC with its co-investing platform Liqvest and Formula VC. The new co-investors include Healthcare Equity Angels, AiSprouts VC, AngelsDeck, as well as existing investors SmartGateVC and other angel investors.
Founders of Expper Tech with Robin the Robot
Founded back in 2019, we at Expper Technologies are committed to creating a state-of-the-art innovation called Robin the Robot. We aim to solve the problem of the growing shortage of over 7.8M care providers in the U.S, resulting in glaring issues in the healthcare industry, such as increased costs, reduced quality of care, and caregiver burnout.
General Partner at Starta Capital, an NYC-based early-stage VC
“Expper is pioneering in the field of caregiving robots by combining conversational AI, patient monitoring system, and robotics. Robin the Robot will become a comprehensive tool for medical settings that can improve patient access, outcome and experience, and increase clinician satisfaction and safety.”
Robin the Robot is an Autonomous Care Assistant that augments front-line clinicians across a multitude of settings by supporting caregiving functions and extending care services using emotional AI and autonomous technology advances. Robin has integrated functionalities to provide emotional support and virtual care. Robin the Robot is a technology intended to provide patients and staff members with a warm and human-life interactive experience.
Robin the Robot at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
Founder and Managing Director at Healthcare Equity Angels
“Beyond the vision, the founders have the foresight of assembling a talented team with complementary and interdisciplinary skills across clinical, psychological, engineering, and advanced technology domains. They demonstrate unusual leadership skills to create an environment that fosters a commitment to the work and strive for a common purpose.”
Robin’s current technology is able to provide social support/telepresence and patient monitoring. The proceeds from our financing will be used to advance Robin’s technology for pediatric patients. Moreover, we will expand the team and integrate exceptional team members passionate about the fields of healthcare and robotics.
Raising the seed round has been an important milestone for our company, and we're happy to welcome our investors in sharing this exciting journey with us. The funds will allow us to continue delivering our mission to make quality caregiving accessible to everyone and bring new generation caregiver robots to the market.