Alongside Walden Catalyst and NGP Capital, the round attracted further participants, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Aramco Ventures, Swisscom Ventures, Swisscanto Private Equity, and existing investors. The capital will enable Anybotics to scale sales, delivery, and after-sales service globally to leverage the strong market traction.
“This funding validates our unique approach to addressing fundamental challenges of operating complex industrial facilities,” said Péter Fankhauser, Co-Founder and CEO of ANYbotics. “Our legged robots have proven their value in increasing productivity and safety. With this investment, we will expand internationally and accelerate the development of our robots’ AI capabilities, such as manipulation for maintenance work to revolutionize automated industrial operations.”
The investment comes as demand for robotic solutions surges in heavy industries such as oil & gas, chemicals, power, mining, metals & minerals, and utilities. Faced with an ageing workforce and labour shortages, these industries increasingly rely on innovative robotics solutions to streamline operations, reduce environmental impact, and increase worker safety.
Since its founding in 2016, ANYbotic has been developing advanced-legged robots for industrial inspection. Its flagship products ANYmal and ANYmal X are powered by cutting-edge artificial intelligence and provide unparalleled performance across multiple industries. International market leaders such as PETRONAS, Shell, SLB, Outokumpu, Siemens Energy, BASF, and Vale already rely on the mobile and ruggedized robot ANYmal. The ANYmal X platform, the world’s only Ex-proof legged inspection robot, has significant pre-orders and reservations for over $150M from global oil & gas and chemical companies participating in the product launch program.