October 12, 2021

SkylineRobotics Ozmo400x275Skyline Robotics has announced it has secured $6 million in funding to expand and deploy its Ozmo window-cleaning robots in North America. The company also announced the appointment of Michael Brown as CEO and chairman of the board, and Ross Blum as the company’s chief operating officer.

The company’s flagship robot, Ozmo, is a high-rise window-cleaning robot that combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision with the latest robotics and sensors to deliver a smarter, faster, and safer alternative to human window washers. The company looks to disrupt the $40 billion window cleaning industry.

“Michael and Ross add significant experience both to initiate the commercialization phase of the company, through the growth phase, and operating at scale,” said Avi Abadi, CTO and founder of Skyline Robotics. “Their presence at Skyline has already made a significant impact, and I couldn’t be happier than to have them on our team and lead the company to success.”

Brown previously led two companies with revenue of more than $400 million, both of which were sold to publicly traded companies. The companies he has led have generated more than $5 billion through driving growth and market expansion through business acquisition, cross-selling, and organic growth seeped in data analysis and strategy, the company said.

“Skyline’s innovative technology coupled with its ability to be first to market with Ozmo has positioned the company for great success,” said Brown. “The sky’s the limit for automated robots and I look forward to helping take Skyline Robotics to new heights in the United States and beyond.”

Blum, the new COO, will oversee Skyline’s day-to-day operations in both Israel and the U.S. Prior to Skyline, he served as COO of Quidd, where he developed and oversaw strategies across cross-functional teams to drive business results. Blum led the sale of Quidd to Animoca Brands, completed in Q4 2020.

“Skyline Robotics is ushering in a new era of automated robots beginning with the window cleaning industry,” said Blum. “We’ve targeted high-risk industry to make window-cleaning safer, while also forming a cooperative working model between robots and humans to showcase what is possible as the future of work evolves.”

The funding was led by Karcher New Ventures, Gefen Capital and ICONYC. The company also announced an advisory board, which includes James Halpin (CEO, Platinum, Inc.), Hagai Tal (CEO, Derech Eretz Highwas Corp Ltd.), Marty Burger (CEO, Silverstein Properties), and Mark Casey (former EVP of Global BMU, Alimak Group AB). The executive team will work closely with its board of directors and the advisory board to guide Skyline for the future, it said.

For more details on the company and its robotics offerings, visit the Skyline Robotics website here.

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