Boom or Bust? 11 Big Bets on the Future of Boston Tech
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|Rethink Robotics (fka Heartland Robotics)|
HQ: Boston, MA
CEO: Scott Eckert
Amount raised: $62M
Investors: Charles River Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Sigma Partners, Bezos Expeditions, Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
What it represents: The future of robots and manufacturing.
Why it wins: New robotics paradigm with potentially game-changing technology and economics—could revolutionize factories.
Why it loses: Manufacturing costs and technology risk; adoption could take a while. (Plus I liked the old name better.)
|Photo courtesy of Rethink Robotics|