Starship Technologies completes millionth delivery

Leading autonomous delivery robot company Starship Technologies has announced $17 million in new funding and has become the first autonomous robot delivery firm to complete one million deliveries.

The funding round included investment from TDK Ventures and Goodyear Ventures and brings the firm’s outside investment to $102 million. Starship Technologies has seen an uptick in interest in its machines thanks to the pandemic.

“Completing one million deliveries is a milestone that everyone at Starship is celebrating,” said Ahti Heinla, co-founder and CEO of Starship Technologies. “We are delivering a fully commercial service operating 24/7 across five different countries now, doing thousands of deliveries a day and millions of autonomous miles per year. This scale puts Starship on a par with the biggest companies in the self-driving car market when it comes to miles traveled in the last year alone. We’re proud to be offering a crucial service that is now becoming part of everyday life for millions of people.”

In the UK, Starship has recently begun operations in its second town – Northampton – after establishing itself in Milton Keynes where 120 of its robots now operate. Some 30 Starships operate in Northampton but a large number are set to be added to the fleet in the coming weeks.