As the industry leader in Connected Play, we are defining the future of fun. We create connected toys, fusing emerging technology with the latest innovations in robotics. Unlike traditional toys, our robots and software allow us to create ever-evolving experiences – changing the way people play, learn and explore.

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HQBoulder, US
Size (employees)133 (est)-1%
Sphero was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Boulder, US
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Key People/Management at Sphero

Paul Berberian

Paul Berberian

Jim Booth

Jim Booth

Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson

CCO / Founder
Ben Carney

Ben Carney

Jon Carroll

Jon Carroll

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Sphero Office Locations

Sphero has an office in Boulder
Boulder, US (HQ)
206 4772 Walnut St
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Sphero Financials and Metrics

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Sphero total Funding

$125.4 m

Sphero latest funding size

$12 m

Time since last funding

7 months ago

Sphero investors

Sphero's latest funding round in June 2018 was reported to be $12 m. In total, Sphero has raised $125.4 m
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Sphero Online and Social Media Presence

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Sphero News and Updates

Facebook sends Sphero robots so classrooms can apply coding education

Program a robotic toy to move and you could be hooked on coding for life. That’s the idea behind Facebook’s newest educational initiative called CodeFWD. It provides online coding tutorials for teachers and students powered by, and if classrooms finish those, they can apply to be sent a fre…

Sphero launches Bolt, as education moves front and center

On the face of it, Bolt represents a kind of return to Sphero — back to the early days of Orbotix. The Colorado startup had a bonifide hit on its hands with its first Sphero robotic ball, enough so that it rebranded the company accordingly. Announced today, the Bolt returns those core technologies a…

Sphero launches Sphero Bolt, a light-up robot ball for education

It’s been roughly two years since Sphero — the folks behind 2016’s adorable BB-8 robot — announced Sprk+, a plastic, programmable, app-enabled robot ball that teaches coding. In the intervening months, the company collaborated with Disney on licensed products like Ultimate Lightning McQueen, R2D2, B…

Sphero launches Bolt, its new robotic ball with programmable LED lights

The Bolt also features 360-degree infrared communication so several Bolts can talk to each other even when rolling around and on the move. The Sphero Bolt is the company’s latest programmable toy that hopes to get children interested in programming. The Bolt is unique over its predecessors in that i…

Mercato Partners Co-Founder Greg Warnock Honored as Utah Business Outstanding Directors Awards Recipient

SALT LAKE CITY, June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercato Partners, a leading growth capital firm, is pleased to announce that Greg Warnock, Ph.D., co-founder and managing director of Mercato Partners, is a recipient of this year's Utah Business Outstanding Directors Awards honoring the...

Sphero snaps up Specdrums, a crowdfunded music tech startup

Sphero bought Specdrums, a startup that raised over $175,000 on Kickstarter to fund its music-enabled rings, for an undisclosed sum. Sphero, the robotics company that pivoted back from Disney-licensed toys to its roots in education earlier this year amid some steep cuts to its workforce, is branchi…
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Sphero Blogs

Off to a good start in 2019

Sphero kicks off the new year by donating $110,000 to DonorsChoose.orgEducation and exploration is at the heart and soul of who Sphero is, so we are thrilled to announce our donation to to kick off the New Year.With the support of key donors: Anchor Point Foundation, Silicon Valley …

Sphero Rolls into Computer Science Education Week with a Hole in One

Sphero enthusiast Sammy Mohammed’s passion for computer science takes him to the green with Tiger WoodsSphero takes students through meaningful journeys that embrace the world around them — including the fairways and the greens. And this year, during Computer Science Education Week, we are excited t…

Code in Universal

Code is UniversalSphero goes global for CSEd WeekSphero Edu has always been about the community. It started there, and it’s growing there. Worldwide. This year for Computer Science Education Week, we want to highlight our incredible community of educators all across the globe and the amazing things …

Off to a heroic start…

The search begins for our 2019 Sphero HeroesBuilding on the successes of the inaugural year of Sphero Heroes, we are excited to continue to grow the Sphero Hero ambassador program. This year’s inductees exceeded our expectations, and we’ve collaborated with our 18 Sphero Heroes in some amazing ways …

Computer Science Ed or Bust!

Sphero Edu partners with CodeFWD by Facebook, plus commits to CSforAll21st century skills have never been more important, and the way we see it, computer science and programming education are on the up and up. The best part is, we’re not the only ones who think so. We’ve got 2 awesome partnerships t…

Introducing Sphero BOLT

A striking way to learn and play few things have happened since our foundation in 2010 to get us where we are today… just a few. From Techstars to our first ball, hack meetups to Star Wars™ and back again, one things has been consistentl…
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Sphero Company Life and Culture

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Sphero Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Sphero founded?

    Sphero was founded in 2010.

  • Who are Sphero key executives?

    Sphero's key executives are Paul Berberian, Jim Booth and Adam Wilson.

  • How many employees does Sphero have?

    Sphero has 133 employees.

  • Who are Sphero competitors?

    Competitors of Sphero include Double Robotics, ECA Group and Dobot.

  • Where is Sphero headquarters?

    Sphero headquarters is located at 206 4772 Walnut St, Boulder.

  • Where are Sphero offices?

    Sphero has an office in Boulder.

  • How many offices does Sphero have?

    Sphero has 1 office.