Future Robotics Unicorns

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Strong tailwind with respect to robotics adoption for multiple applications by startups is expected to disrupt several sectors in the future. Whether to automate tasks assist financial institutions in fraud detection and prevention or provide new generation medical and biotech solutions, startups are harnessing the disruptive power of Robotics to capture opportunities in all the sectors. A whole raft of innovative Robotics startups with cutting-edge expertise spanning sectors is predicted to become tomorrow’s unicorns.

Right from healthcare, customer service, security patrols, education & entertainment, startups are offering robotics-enabled solutions ranging from last-mile delivery to industrial automation. Advances in AI have enabled the development of robots, allowing them to become highly complex products rather than the stand-alone, fixed-function machines they used to be. With the expansion of the roles that robots can perform, deep-pocketed venture capital firms are attracted to invest in the high-growth sector. COVID-19 has certainly provided tailwinds to the sector, as companies around the world are tapping into the growth opportunity in the mobile autonomous robotics market.

What are the market dynamics for future unicorns in robotics?

The report highlights potential unicorns in the robotics market ecosystem and covers insights on VC investments, stage of startups, robotics regional investment activity, job analytics, company filing trends, and patenting activity. A comprehensive view of innovative robotics startups with cutting-edge expertise spanning across sectors are predicted to become tomorrow’s unicorns.

Positive sentiments in news, continued VC investments, clubbed growing robotics mentions in company filings indicate that the robotics sector has high interest for both VCs and corporates. While the volume of VC funding has slowed down in recent quarters, investments in value terms have increased in 2021, showing a sudden spike in investments in Q2 2021 majorly driven by Chinese Startup Horizon Robotics $1.5 billion Series C fund-raise; SambaNova Systems’ $0.7 billion Series D fundraise, and CMR Surgical’s $0.6 billion Series D fund-raise.

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Companies Covered

Brain Corp, algolux, neurala, matternet, q-bot, sphero, Dedrone, Keyme, covariant, forward robotics, and Greyorange.


  • Based on GlobalData’s proprietary ranking of 10,000 top startups, 126 Robotics startups globally are shortlisted, of which 50 AI startups are predicted to become future unicorns based on GlobalData’s proprietary Machine Learning Model. The 10,000 top startups are spread over 70 countries with the US accounting for half of them, followed by China. Critical sectors in the startup universe are led by TMT, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, financial services, and retailing, followed by other sectors.
  • Predicting future robotics unicorns by combining startup scorecard and machine learning model using 3 broads patenting, hiring, and investments trends in robotics startups over the years. unicorn prediction came out to be true in recent years.

Key Highlights

The report highlights potential unicorns in the Robotics market ecosystem and covers insights on VC investments, stage of startups, Robotics regional investment activity, job analytics, company filing trends, and patenting activity. Comprehensive view on innovative Robotics startups with cutting-edge expertise spanning across sectors are predicted to become tomorrow’s unicorns.

Reasons to Buy

  • Predicting future robotics unicorns by combining startup scorecard and machine learning model using 3 broads patenting, hiring, and investments trends in robotics startups over the years. unicorn prediction came out to be true in recent years.
  • GlobalData’s potential unicorns list offers early predictive intelligence and enables us to spot tomorrow’s winners today. The model identifies venture-funded companies which have the potential to become unicorns (a valuation of at least $1 billion) driven by GlobalData’s proprietary machine-learning algorithm which decodes millions of interactions between key deal attributes.

Brain Corp
forward robotics

Table of Contents

Table of Contents (PowerPoint Deck)

1. Summary

2. Robotics Landscape

2.1. VC investment trend in Robotics

2.2. Robotics investment by stage of startups

2.3. Robotics regional investment activity

2.4. Robotics Patent Trends

2.5. Robotics Hiring Trends

2.6. Robotics Company Filing Analysis

3. Future Robotics Unicorns

4. Methodology

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