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)
155 (est)-8%
Sphero was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Boulder, US
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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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Founding Date


Total Funding

$113.4 m

Latest funding size

$23 m

Time since last funding

a year ago


Sphero's latest funding round in April 2017 was reported to be $23 m. In total, Sphero has raised $113.4 m
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Sphero News and Updates

Sphero’s CEO discusses the company’s shift from Star Wars to schools

 If hardware is hard, robotics are next to impossible. Even so, Sphero managed an impressive feat over its first five years, growing from a small startup with a glowing, smartphone-controlled ball into the maker of the most talked about piece of merchandise for cinema’s biggest blockbuster franchise…

Sphero lays off dozens as it shifts focus to education

 Sphero was ready to conquer the world last year. The company quintupled its product release schedule, flying high with the help of a Disney licensing deal that gave the world several Star Wars droids and talking Spider-Man and Lightning McQueen robots. But following a holiday season that failed to …

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Get $50 off the Sphero R2-D2 droid on Amazon today

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. This R2 unit is in prime condition, a real bargain. Come on, you had to know that joke was coming but Star Wars quotes aside, this is actually a great deal. SEE ALSO: Gift ideas for kids: STEM to…

The new Sphero Mini has swappable shells, costs $50, and is utterly adorable

Sphero, perhaps now best known for its adorable remote control BB-8, has always made fun toys, but they’ve had one big caveat: they’re expensive. The Sphero Mini changes that – and it might just be my favorite Sphero yet. It’s about the size of a ping pong ball and costs just $50. That alone is a go…
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