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Skyline Robotics Raises $6.5M for High-Rise Window-Cleaning Robot


March 22, 2022

Skyline Robotics, which develops the Ozmo high-rise window-cleaning robot, has announced raising $6.5 million in a pre-Series A funding round. The funding comes as the company prepares for its first customer deployment of Ozmo in New York City. The funding will be used to expand its New York team, as well as continued product development and new capabilities “to own the facade operations of the future.” The company said it has raised $9 million to date.

“Ozmo has arrived to play a vital role in the future of window cleaning,” said Michael Brown, CEO and chairman of Skyline Robotics. “This successful funding round and first Ozmo deployment shows that the demand for our product and services are not just tangible and felt by investors, but that there’s a major business opportunity ahead of Skyline. The conviction of our team is being matched by the investment community.”

Skyline Standard Holdings led the funding round, with contributions from Karcher New Venture GmbH, Gefen Capital, and others. “Karcher is pleased to continue to support Skyline Robotics on its mission to create a more efficient and safer work environment for window cleaning on a global scale,” said Patrick Nennewitz, of Karcher New Venture GmbH. “Skyline’s ability to transform an industry with robots while still creating jobs is a model that other robotics companies should replicate. With buildings getting taller and the workforce shrinking, Skyline’s arrival is as timely as it is necessary.”

The Ozmo robot combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision with advanced robotics and sensors to offer a smarter, faster, safer, and more economical alternative to human window washers, the company said. Rather than replace human window washers, Skyline said it aims to create a working partnership between humans and robots, as humans control Ozmo from a safe distance, out of harm’s way.”

“Being part of a company that continues to challenge antiquated operational strategies motivates us, drives us, and enhances our focus of the value we can provide to an entire industry,” said Ross Blum, president and COO of Skyline. “The window-cleaning industry has remained unchanged as buildings have gotten taller and the risks to human lives have increased significantly. We’re offering a breakthrough solution that will save lives, improve efficiency and create 21st-century jobs.”

For more details on the company and its robotic technologies, visit the Skyline Robotics website.

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