Fenox VC’s strategic investment will help Jibo bring its “social robot” to more households across the globe. Through Fenox VC, Jibo Inc. has partnered with SEGA SAMMY HOLDINGS, and CAC Holdings – who will help the company expand its sales and marketing to key regions globally.
“These partnerships will bring great innovation not only to Japan but also around the world,” said Anis Uzzaman, General Partner at Fenox Venture Capital. “Fenox VC will continue to partner with innovative startups and bridge the gap between Japan and Silicon Valley, and eventually the world.”
Jibo, founded by MIT Media Labs professor Cynthia Breazeal, is the first social robot for the home and was successful in raising $3.7M on its Indiegogo campaign – far exceeding its $100,000 target. With massive investments from top VCs and corporations around the world, Jibo ships to more than 45 countries, including the U.S., EU and China.
Steve Chambers, CEO of Jibo, Inc. said, “We’re excited to be partnering with Fenox VC to fuel our global growth. We are already working with Fenox VC to help us find the right partnerships worldwide.”
Expected to be released in 2016, this intelligent humanoid is expected to become a central part of every home and lead the emerging social robotics space.