THE MODBOT STORY
Co-founders Adam and Daniel met while studying at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. After graduating, each worked in the Automotive and Defence sectors respectively. By chance, in the Fall of 2013, Daniel and Adam crossed paths once more. They met for sushi to catch up. As they shared the challenges they had faced in their industries with regards to working with robotics, they decided to create Modbot.
WELCOME TO SILICON VALLEY
In January of 2014, Modbot participated in the Techcrunch Hardware Battlefield event at CES. After pitching on stage, they were approached by representatives of the startup accelerator Highway1, and encouraged to apply to the Spring 2014 cohort. Fast forward to March: the two co-founders moved to San Francisco to begin the Modbot journey. In June, Adam and Daniel presented the alpha prototype at the Highway 1 demo day.
GROWTH…AND MORE GROWTH
After graduation from Highway1, Modbot moved into the robot lab at the Autodesk Pier 9 facility. As they began beta development, Adam and Daniel expanded the team from two to seven in a matter of months. In February of 2016, the team, now eleven, moved into their own facility, dubbed the robot lab, in the financial district of San Francisco.