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.

Boulder, US
Size (employees)
137 (est)-3%
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

a month 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

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…

Sphero acquires a music education startup

It’s hard to say precisely how Sphero’s pivot to education is going in these early stages, but it recently got an infusion of funding and is already out acquiring new startups. The BB-8 maker announced this morning that it’s picked up Specdrums​ — the fellow Boulder, Co-based startup is a Kickstarte…

Sphero raises $12M as it focuses on education

This year has been a rough one for Sphero. The Colorado-based toy robotics startup kicked off the year with dozens of layoffs, a result of tepid interest in its line of Disney-branded consumer products. Here’s a little good news, however. The company has raised another $12 million, bringing its tota…

Sphero spin-off Misty Robotics unveils 2nd-gen robot for developers

Misty Robotics, a spin-off of BB-8 toy creator Sphero, today unveiled the second generation of its robot, called Misty II. The company also announced that it was making 1,500 Misty II units available for preorder over the next 30 days. The units are expected to ship by December 4. The units are avai…

Misty is crowfunding its personal robot

Misty Robotics has been talking a good game for 10 months now. Back in June, the Colorado-based Sphero spin-off announced its plans to develop a mainstream home robot. At CES in January, it introduced the world to the Misty I, a skeletal robotic development platform. Four months later, it’s back wit…
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Sphero Company Life and Culture

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