Sphero Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2010

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 103


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Later Stage VC

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $3.66M

  • Investors
  • 21

Sphero General Information


Developer of programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools designed to transform the way kids learn, create, and invent through coding, science, music and the arts. The company's tools help in transforming K-12 education with accessible tools that encourage exploration, imagination, and perseverance through STEAM and computer science, enabling learners of all backgrounds and abilities to discover their interests and passions while equipping them with the skills they need to be the world's future changemakers.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Orbotix, GearBox
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Educational Software
Other Industries
Educational and Training Services (B2C)
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Corporate Office
  • 7121 B Shelby Avenue
  • Door 19
  • Greenville, TX 75402
  • United States
+1 (888) 000-0000

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Sphero Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
18. Later Stage VC 01-Jul-2020 $3.66M 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
17. Debt - PPP 14-Apr-2020 00.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
16. Later Stage VC 10-Dec-2019 00.000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
15. Later Stage VC (Series 1) 29-Aug-2019 000.00 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
14. Product Crowdfunding 22-Mar-2019 00.000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
13. Later Stage VC (Series G) 04-Apr-2017 000.00 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
12. Later Stage VC 03-Feb-2016 00.000 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
11. Later Stage VC (Series F) 03-Jun-2015 0000 0000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
10. Accelerator/Incubator 15-Oct-2014 $120K $32.1M Completed Generating Revenue
9. Early Stage VC 10-Jul-2014 $997K $32M 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
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Sphero Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Par Value Dividend Rate (%) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion Price % Owned
Series 1 00,000,000 00.000000 00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 00.000
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Sphero Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Sphero Competitors (4)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Ozobot Venture Capital-Backed Newport Beach, CA 00 00.000 000000000 - 00.000
Makeblock Venture Capital-Backed Shenzhen, China 000 000.00 000000000000 000.00
SAM Labs Private Equity-Backed London, United Kingdom 00 000.00 00000000000 000.00
SmartBuddies Venture Capital-Backed Copenhagen, Denmark 0 000.00 000000 - 000 000.00
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Sphero Patents

Sphero Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20240066371-A1 Pickleball paddle and method Pending 29-Aug-2022 000000000
US-20240017141-A1 Pickleball paddle with controllable ball dwell and method Pending 12-Jul-2022 000000000
US-20220244738-A1 Self-propelled device with color differentiated functions Pending 01-Feb-2021 0000000000 0
CA-3207056-A1 Self-propelled device with color differentiated functions Pending 01-Feb-2021 0000000000
EP-4284603-A1 Self-propelled device with color differentiated functions Pending 01-Feb-2021 A63H17/395
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Sphero Executive Team (27)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Paul Copioli Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
AnaLisa Valle Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel
David Millage Vice President, Global Sales & Partnerships and General Manager Education
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Sphero Board Members (9)

Name Representing Role Since
Bradly Feld Foundry Group Board Member 000 0000
Jason Schoettler Shea Ventures Board Member 000 0000
Jennifer Lawton Techstars Board Member 000 0000
Margaret Honey Self Board Member 000 0000
Mark Solon Highway 12 Ventures Board Member 000 0000
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Sphero Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Sphero Investors (21)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Altriarch Asset Manager Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Ashish Aggarwal Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Brainchild (Management Consulting) Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Michael Lewis Angel (individual) 000 0000 000000 0
Todd Vernon Angel (individual) 000 0000 000000 0
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Sphero Investments & Acquisitions (5)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
MORE technologies 25-Mar-2021 0000000000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments 0000 0000
LittleBits 23-Aug-2019 0000000000 Electronics (B2C) 0000 0000
Specdrums 22-Jun-2018 0000000000 Electronics (B2C)
Misty Robotics 12-Jun-2017 00000 0000 000.00 Electronics (B2C) 0000 0000
Smart Toy 01-Feb-2016 Merger/Acquisition Educational Software
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Sphero Subsidiaries (1)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
LittleBits Electronics (B2C) New York, NY 0000
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Sphero Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Misty Robotics 12-Jun-2017 00000 00000 00 000.00 Completed
  • 4 buyers
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Sphero FAQs

  • When was Sphero founded?

    Sphero was founded in 2010.

  • Who is the founder of Sphero?

    Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson are the founders of Sphero.

  • Who is the CEO of Sphero?

    Paul Copioli is the CEO of Sphero.

  • Where is Sphero headquartered?

    Sphero is headquartered in Greenville, TX.

  • What is the size of Sphero?

    Sphero has 103 total employees.

  • What industry is Sphero in?

    Sphero’s primary industry is Educational Software.

  • Is Sphero a private or public company?

    Sphero is a Private company.

  • What is Sphero’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Sphero is 00000.

  • How much funding has Sphero raised over time?

    Sphero has raised $139M.

  • Who are Sphero’s investors?

    Altriarch, Ashish Aggarwal, Brainchild (Management Consulting), Michael Lewis, and Todd Vernon are 5 of 21 investors who have invested in Sphero.

  • Who are Sphero’s competitors?

    Ozobot, Makeblock, SAM Labs, and SmartBuddies are competitors of Sphero.

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