Huge Numbers for Robots :
80 million US dollars (60 million euros) to invest in 30 startups, ranging from 300,000 to $3 million for each. The fund is supported by Orkos Capital and La Caisse des dépôts et consignation.
Investments will be achieved in startups working in the field of Personal Robotics (robot cleaners, vacuums, surveillance, etc.) and Professionnal Robots (security, humanoids, UAVs, robotic platforms, telepresence).
Bruno Bonnell’s company Robopolis is a distributor of personal and domestic robots in France and in Europe (2500 distributors). The company made 54 million euros in revenues in 2011 (70 million dollars). Its big seller is the iRobot Roomba vacuum robot.