RoboDeck, the innovative deck maintenance robot, has recently announced the successful completion of its pre-seed funding round, securing an impressive $2 million investment.
This funding milestone comes less than two years after the company’s noteworthy debut on the Disrupt stage. Leading the round is SOSV, a prominent venture capital firm, joined by Scalar Ventures and Etz Ve-Etza, along with several private investors.
The company attributes the surge in interest in automation, fueled by the pandemic, as a key driving force behind this funding success.
With a post-pandemic workforce shortage, RoboDeck aims to address the pressing need for efficient maintenance solutions in various commercial settings, including office buildings, boardwalks, and restaurants.
The robot’s capabilities extend to any outdoor wooden surface of significant size, alleviating the burdensome challenges associated with manual maintenance.
In a remarkable feat, RoboDeck can treat up to 1,000 square feet of surface area in just 20 minutes, an accomplishment that would take human workers considerably longer to achieve.
The sealant utilized by the robot is an environmentally friendly material, developed through a collaboration with Cabot, an esteemed New England company with over 140 years of expertise in wood care.
Highlighting its notable clientele, the company proudly mentions partnerships with industry leaders such as Cal Preserving, California’s largest deck maintenance company.
Additionally, RoboDeck has served prominent establishments like SVB Bank offices in San Jose, The Tel Aviv Municipality, Azrieli Group, Ariel Properties of Electra Group (Israel’s largest property management company), Bezeq, Herbert Samuel Hotels, and Hadassah Medical Center, among others.
A portion of the funding secured will be allocated to expand the existing 10-person team, which currently operates across Israel and LA.
RoboDeck intends to strengthen its operational and R&D departments as it strives to meet the growing demand and scale up production.