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.

HQBoulder, US
Size (employees)136 (est)
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

4 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 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

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…

SPA Week: How We Drive Innovation at Sphero

By Sphero CTO Jon CarrollSphero Product Accelerator, also known as “SPA Week”, is an event that’s hosted twice a year at Sphero HQ. No, it’s not as glamorous as being at a Day Spa for a week, Zoolander style, contrary to how it sounds. Ideas are what SPA Week is all about. Everyone in the company se…

Back To School Ice Breakers with Sphero

By Sphero Hero Megan LoweTake your “beginning of the year” icebreakers to a whole new level with Sphero! There are tons of fun and easy ways to have students skipping out of your classroom and feeling great about being a part of a new team. Get your class excited about returning the next day and rea…

How to Succeed in Robotics Without Really Trying

From smart phones to self-driving cars, our world is filled with technology. But students and educators alike can still be intimidated about where to start with robotics. Here are four tips that helped me navigate the world of robotics as a student, and now as an educator! 1. Forget everything you …

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