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Sphero is a company that offers programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools. It helps kids to learn, create, and invent through coding, science, music, and the arts.

TypePrivate
Founded2010
HQBoulder, US
Websitesphero.com
Employee Ratings3
Overall CultureC+

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2020)84(-2%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Sphero

Paul Copioli

Paul Copioli

Chief Executive Officer
Molly McCall

Molly McCall

Director of Marketing
Diana Pincus

Diana Pincus

Vice President Operations
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Sphero Office Locations

Sphero has an office in Boulder
Boulder, US (HQ)
4775 Walnut St #100
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Sphero Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2010

Sphero total Funding

$125.4 m

Sphero latest funding size

$12 m

Time since last funding

2 years 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 Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
littleBitsAugust 23, 2019

Sphero Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

87/100

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Sphero Online and Social Media Presence

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Sphero Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C+

    75/100

  • CEO Rating

    C+

    73/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    70/100

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Sphero News and Updates

Sphero appoints new CEO, spins off robotics startup for first responders

Sphero just announced that it has spun off another company. Once again, the new startup has a decidedly different focus from its parent company’s core of education-focused products. While still a robotics company at its heart, the underwhelmingly named Company Six will create robotic systems designe…

Sphero spins out Company Six to bring robotics tech to first responders

Colorado-based Sphero launched Company Six, a new robotics company focused on first responder and disaster response technologies.

Sphero Mini now comes in a soccer ball design

At IFA 2019 in Berlin, Sphero took the wraps off of two new robotics products: Sphero Mini Soccer and the Sphero Mini Activity Kit.

Sphero acquires littleBits in a bid to rule the $150B educational toy market

Together, the companies claim to have sold $500 million in robotic toys. Kid-friendly robotics giant Sphero has acquired DIY programming-kit company littleBits. The two toy-based teaching companies expect to build on each other’s strengths to become an even more massive player in the education spac…

Sphero acquires modular electronics company LittleBits

Sphero announced that it has acquired modular electronics company LittleBits for an undisclosed sum, catapulting it to the top of the STEAM toy market.

Sphero has acquired LittleBits

Sphero and Little Bits have long been kindred spirits in the world of entertaining STEM toys, and soon they’ll be one and the same. Sphero this morning announced plans to buy the New York-based electronic building block company. Founded in 2010 and 2011 respectively, Sphero (nee Orbotix) and Little …
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Sphero Blogs

Getting Started with Sphero Computer Science Foundations

All of us at Sphero understand that now is a challenging time for educators, parents, and learners who may be adjusting to a new “normal” way of life. With so many of us working and learning from home (including our teams!), we want to support our community with easy access to quality educational co…

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Sphero and littleBits Products

With proper robot cleaning technique, the spread of germs and disease can be prevented at school or at home.Unless you’ve been living off the grid for the past few weeks, you have heard a lot of buzz about germs lately. Yes, germs are always around us, so this is good practice year round, but there …

Sphero® Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020

BOULDER, Colo. (March 10, 2020) — Sphero, the industry leader in edtech programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on …

9 Notable Women in STEM to Honor on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2020 is International Women’s Day, a day to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women globally. Here at Sphero, we admire the women who have contributed to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). From NASA space scientists to brilliant mathe…

African American Leaders in STEM to Honor for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, an important time to recognize the challenges and injustices black people have faced throughout history and into today. It’s also a time to celebrate and honor the many notable changemakers of color, especially those of which we can thank for pioneering the way throu…

Sphero BOLT + Code Mat — the Perfect Pair for Play-Based STEAM Learning

Sphero BOLT + Code Mat — the Perfect Pair for Play-Based STEAM Learning Sphero BOLT and Code Mat are dynamic duo designed for play-based STEAM activities.Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and Eggs. Romeo and Juliet. These are some of the most notorious love stories ever told. But here at Sphero, we be…
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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 Copioli, Molly McCall and Diana Pincus.

  • How many employees does Sphero have?

    Sphero has 84 employees.

  • Who are Sphero competitors?

    Competitors of Sphero include Blue Frog Robotics, Virtual Incision and Quest Inspar.

  • Where is Sphero headquarters?

    Sphero headquarters is located at 4775 Walnut St #100, Boulder.

  • Where are Sphero offices?

    Sphero has an office in Boulder.

  • How many offices does Sphero have?

    Sphero has 2 offices.