Starship Technologies

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Starship Technologies is a technology company building self-driving local delivery robots. The company offers a delivery platform that enables users to request groceries, packages, and food via a mobile app. Its autonomous, electric-powered delivery robots can ride on sidewalks at pedestrian speed and navigate around objects and people.

HQSan Francisco, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)336
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Key People/Management at Starship Technologies

Lex Bayer

Lex Bayer

Janus Friis

Janus Friis

Ahti Heinla

Ahti Heinla

Co-Founder, CTO
Lauri Väin

Lauri Väin

VP of Engineering
Phillip Lindberg

Phillip Lindberg

VP of Product
Ryan Tuohy

Ryan Tuohy

SVP Business Development
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Starship Technologies Office Locations

Starship Technologies has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, Tallinn and in 3 other locations
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
535 Mission St Floor 19, San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA, US
15260 Ventura Blvd #1100, Sherman Oaks
Washington, DC, US
1509 16th St NW
Tallinn, EE
Teaduspargi 8
Helsinki, FI
Laivakatu 3
Hamburg, DE
Schulweg 26
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Starship Technologies Financials and Metrics

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Starship Technologies total Funding

$99.2 m

Starship Technologies latest funding size

$17 m

Time since last funding

6 months ago

Starship Technologies investors

Starship Technologies's latest funding round in January 2021 was reported to be $17 m. In total, Starship Technologies has raised $99.2 m
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Starship Technologies News and Updates

Former head of Alphabet’s Loon joins Starship Technologies as new CEO

Autonomous robotics company Starship Technologies has a new CEO. The company on Tuesday said Alastair Westgarth, the former CEO of Alphabet’s Loon, would be leading the company as it looks to expand its robotics delivery service. Westgarth previously headed Loon, Alphabet’s experiment to deliver bro…

Starship Technologies CEO/CTO Ahti Heinla joins TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

For obvious reasons, food delivery was among the categories that soared during a year of Covid-19 related lockdowns. The question remains how these changes will impact both grocery and restaurant delivery long-term, but at the very least, it seems certain that the categories have hit an inflection p…

Autonomous food delivery company Starship Technologies, which has enjoyed explosive growth, says kids are feeding its robots bananas

Summary List PlacementStarship Technologies, the autonomous delivery company that sends little six-wheeled robots to people's doorsteps with groceries and takeout, has had an astonishing year. Starship Technologies was founded by Skype cofounders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis in 2014. Its autonomous…

Starship Technologies raises $17M to roll out more delivery bots

A year ago, Starship Technologies had a couple hundred autonomous bots delivering burritos and pizzas to  students on college campuses and residents in a few neighborhoods. The company — with $17 million of new capital in its coffers — has expanded its fleet five-fold since COVID-19 swept through th…

Autonomous delivery robot maker Starship Technologies secures $17 million in funding from Goodyear Ventures and others

Estonia-born Starship Technologies, a provider of autonomous delivery services, has raised $17 million, bringing its total funding to $102 million. Investors in the round include TDK Ventures and Goodyear Ventures. Last time the startup announced a financing round was in August 2019, when it raised …

Starship Technologies is sending its autonomous robots to more cities as demand for contactless delivery rises

Starship Technologies has launched a robot food delivery service in Tempe, Ariz., as part of the autonomous delivery startup’s expansion plans following a $40 million funding round announced last August. Starship Technologies, which was launched in 2014 by Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Fri…
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Starship Technologies Blogs

Starship Technologies Appoints New CEO

Alastair Westgarth, former CEO of Alphabet’s Loon, joins the autonomous robot delivery company as it focuses on scaling its business globally   SAN FRANCISCO (June 1, 2021) – Starship Technologies, the world’s leading provider of autonomous delivery services, today announced that Alastair Westgarth …

Dodging the data bottleneck — data mesh at Starship

Dodging the data bottleneck — data mesh at StarshipA gigabyte of data for a bag of groceries. This is what you get when doing a robotic delivery. That’s a lot of data — especially if you repeat it more than a million times like we have.But the rabbit hole goes deeper. The data are also incredibly di…

Starship Completes One Million Autonomous Deliveries

Starship Completes One Million Autonomous DeliveriesToday I’m proud to announce we have reached one million autonomous deliveries, more than 6 years after founding the company in 2014. We believe no other company in the world has completed this many autonomous deliveries — including self-driving tax…

Running autonomous robots on city streets is very much a software engineering challenge

Autonomous robots out in the wild - a software engineering challengeStarship is bringing autonomous delivery to the world. We are here to solve the last mile delivery problem with fleets of sidewalk delivery robots. Starship was the first company to begin operating autonomous delivery robots in publ…

Site Reliability Engineering at Starship

Photo by Ben Davis, Instagram slovaceck_Running autonomous robots on city streets is very much a software engineering challenge. Some of this software runs on the robot itself but a lot of it actually runs in the backend. Things like remote control, path finding, matching robots to customers, fleet …

Starship Technologies: looking ahead to 2021

We set out to build Starship in 2014 with the mission to improve everyday life by revolutionising delivery.Six years later, Covid-19 has radically elevated the importance of this mission, as we’ve moved from offering a convenient service to an essential one.This year has seen demand for contactless …
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Starship Technologies Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Starship Technologies founded?

    Starship Technologies was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Starship Technologies key executives?

    Starship Technologies's key executives are Lex Bayer, Janus Friis and Ahti Heinla.

  • How many employees does Starship Technologies have?

    Starship Technologies has 336 employees.

  • Who are Starship Technologies competitors?

    Competitors of Starship Technologies include Nimble, Yanu and German Bionic.

  • Where is Starship Technologies headquarters?

    Starship Technologies headquarters is located at 535 Mission St Floor 19, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Starship Technologies offices?

    Starship Technologies has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, Tallinn and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Starship Technologies have?

    Starship Technologies has 8 offices.