ZURICH, Switzerland — ANYbotics has secured a $50 million Series B funding round led by tech investors Walden Catalyst and NGP Capital with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Aramco Ventures, Swisscom Ventures, Swisscanto Private Equity, Equity Pitcher Ventures, Verve Ventures and other existing investors.
ANYbotics said the funds will be used to scale deployments internationally, fuel the development of new capabilities and solidify its position in robotic inspection solutions.
The investment comes as demand for robotic solutions surges in heavy industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, power, mining, metals and minerals, and utilities. Faced with an aging workforce and labor shortages, these industries increasingly rely on innovative robotics solutions to streamline operations, reduce environmental impact and increase worker safety.
The company says its ANYmal robot platform is highly mobile and ruggedized for industrial use.
ANYbotics’ end-to-end technology is used by Petronas, Shell, SLB, Outokumpu, Siemens Energy, BASF and Vale.
The company stated in a press release: "For its ANYmal X platform, the world’s only Ex-proof legged inspection robot, ANYbotics has significant pre-orders and reservations for over $150 million from global oil and gas and chemical companies participating in the product launch program. The additional funding aims to scale sales, delivery and after-sales service globally to leverage the strong market traction."