Early-stage investment firm Hyperplane Venture Capital led the round, which also featured Scale Venture Partners, Calibrate Ventures, Material Impact and Haiyin Capital.
Aerospace and appliance maker Honeywell, conglomerate Tefken, power and automation equipment maker ABB and food producer Taylor Farms invested through Honeywell Ventures, Tekfen Ventures, ABB Technology Ventures and Taylor Farms Ventures respectively.
Soft Robotics develops and builds soft robotic automation systems capable of holding and manipulating differently sized and shaped objects.
Rory O’Driscoll from Scale Venture Partners and Kevin Dunlap from Calibrate Ventures will join the board of directors.
Soft Robotics previously raised $4.5m in a 2015 round led by Material Impact Fund and backed by Haiyin Capital and Taylor Farm Ventures, according to Fortune.
“Grant Allen, ABB’s head of ventures, said:”We saw early on that the Soft Robotics solution is a paradigm shift in the way our machines interact with their environment, especially in their ability to grasp deformable, delicate, binned or otherwise complex items.
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