Serve Robotics raises $13 million in seed funding round

Serve Robotics has closed a $13 million expanded seed funding round. Serve Robotics is a Startup that works on autonomous sidewalk delivery robot solutons.

The companies participating were strategic investors Uber Technologies; Delivery Hero backed DX Ventures; 7-Eleven’s corporate venture arm, 7-Ventures; and Wavemaker Partners’ food automation focused venture studio Wavemaker Labs. The Company announced this on their official Twitter account today:

The new round extends Serve’s previous seed funding and includes participation by existing seed investors Neo, Western Technology Investment, and Scott Banister among others.

The capital will be used to accelerate the company’s path to commercial scale, driving its fleet expansion, geographic growth, and continued product development.

“Serve Robotics is pleased to have the backing of strong strategic partners able to support our intention to provide sustainable, self-driving delivery at scale.

“This initial round of financial and strategic support will allow us to continue advancing our technology, growing our team, and expanding our partnership platform.”

Dr Ali Kashani, co-founder and CEO of Serve Robotics

“Uber and Serve share a commitment to convenience and reliability.

“As a Serve investor, we’re excited to help shape self-driving delivery technology that can meet changing consumer and merchant needs.”

Sarfraz Maredia, vice president and head of Uber Eats in North America

“Our vision at 7-Eleven is to be the first choice for convenience – anytime, anywhere. We are redefining convenience by delivering innovative shopping solutions to our customers.

“This collaboration will allow us to continue our 94-year legacy of innovation and expand our last mile delivery capabilities to make 7NOW more affordable, sustainable and accessible for everyone.”

Raghu Mahadevan, 7-Eleven SVP and chief digital officer

This new capital, combined with Serve’s recent success in major US markets, further establishes Serve Robotics’ position as the leader in autonomous sidewalk delivery and is a milestone on the company’s path to national and global scale.

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