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August was another big month for funding robotic startups. 18 deals. Almost $430 million (bringing the year-to-date total well over $1 billion)! Plus another $1 billion paid in August for four acquisitions.
The ability to spot major growth trends ahead of the tide is critical for successful investing, yet oftentimes the potential is missed. Robotics are currently used to help harvest energy around the world. From completely safety checks to keep humans safe to assembling underwater pipelines, robots...
In a world where futuristic & financial developments roll out on the regular, ROBO Global takes the time to find the need to know robotics news for investors. Here are the highlights from the week of August 6-12 in the world of robotics and automation:
Despite all the high-profile billion-dollar acquisitions, eg: ARM by SoftBank, KUKA by Midea and Uber China by Didi Chuxing, M&A are down 19% this year according to both Forbes and CB Insights.
The number of research reports studying the robotics industry is growing exponentially. To date in 2016 there have been 109 on subjects ranging from overly broad to very drilled-down views of the industry. Prices range from $800 to $6,500.
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