Sphero Overview

  • Founded
  • 2010

Founded
  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 85

Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Later Stage VC

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $3.66M

  • Investors
  • 21

Sphero General Information

Description

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

Website
www.sphero.com
Formerly Known As
Orbotix, GearBox
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Educational Software
Other Industries
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Educational and Training Services (B2C)
Primary Office
  • 4772 Walnut Street
  • Suite 206
  • Boulder, CO 80301
  • United States
+1 (888) 000-0000

Sphero Timeline

2019202020212022
Financing RoundCaptured Employee CountEstimated Employee Growth

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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. Later Stage VC (Series E) 10-Jul-2014 $997K $32M 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
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Sphero Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Authorized
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

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Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
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Boulder, CO
85 As of 2022
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Sphero Competitors (7)

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
000000000 Venture Capital-Backed Shenzhen, China 000 000.00 000000000000 000.00
000 0000 Venture Capital-Backed London, United Kingdom 00 0000 0000000000 0000
000000 00000000 Venture Capital-Backed San Mateo, CA 00 000.00 000000000 - 000.00
0000000 00000000 Venture Capital-Backed Boulder, CO 00 00.00 000000000 - 00.00
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Sphero Patents

Sphero Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20220244738-A1 Self-propelled device with color differentiated functions Pending 01-Feb-2021 0000000000
US-11454963-B2 Self-propelled device with center of mass drive system Active 13-Apr-2020 0000000000 000
US-20210247768-A1 Method and system for controlling movement of a device Pending 11-Feb-2020 0000000000 0
US-20200296167-A1 Modular electronic and digital building systems and methods of using the same Pending 14-Mar-2019 0000000000
US-20190190193-A1 Modular electronic building systems and methods of using the same Inactive 18-Dec-2017 H01R13/6205
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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
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Sphero Board Members (9)

Name Representing Role Since
Bradley Feld Foundry Group Board Member 000 0000
Jason Schoettler Shea Ventures Board Member 000 0000
Jennifer Lawton Self 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
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

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

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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Sphero Investors (21)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Altriarch Secondary Buyer 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 (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
0000000000 23-Aug-2019 0000000000 Recreational Goods 0000 0000
000000000 22-Jun-2018 0000000000 Electronics (B2C)
00000 0000000 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 (2)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Specdrums Electronics (B2C) Boulder, CO 2014
0000000000 Recreational Goods New York, NY 0000
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Sphero Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000 00000000 12-Jun-2017 00000 00000 00 000.00 Completed
  • 4 buyers
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