Friendly neighborhood robot company, Marble, announced this morning that it has received $10M in a series A funding. Investors include Tencent Holdings (out of China), CF, Maven Ventures and Lemnos Labs. Total funding so far in their three year history is now $15M
The Marble mobile robot was designed for neighborhood deliveries and has been tested extensively in the San Francisco bay area. Although in the last year, delivery robots have been banned from San Francisco sidewalks. Marble robots deliver food in an urban setting directly from Yelp’s Eat24 app as well as Doordash. However, with this new announcement, Marble is trying to expand it’s presence and position itself as a “last mile delivery” solution. Expect them to expand to delivering pharmaceuticals and packages.