Need some lunch, a package or important papers brought to your home or office? Companies may send an autonomous robot to make that delivery to your door one day soon thanks to the innovation and forward thinking of the City of Arlington.
San Francisco, Calif., April 24, 2018 - Marble, the last-mile logistics company, today announced that it has closed $10 million in Series A funding with participation by Tencent, Lemnos, Crunchfund, and Maven. With a total of $15 million in funding to date, Marble will continue development of its technology, expand to new geographies and grow the team.
“Re-imagining urban logistics” is the tagline Marble uses to describe its effort to unleash a fleet of courier robots on the streets of American cities, potentially able to transport anything from a pizza to vital medications. Founded in 2015 and funded by Lemnos Labs—a VC fund for early-stage hardware startups—Marble made a splash in 2017 with its autonomous robot aimed at food delivery, and it has inked key partnerships with companies like Yelp and DoorDash.