Maidbot is collaborating with RB to drive greater confidence in the commercial and hospitality real estate industries by innovating cleaner, more hygienic experiences for guests as well as employees alike, as per the companies.
FREMONT, CA: Maidbot, a company pioneering commercial service robotics, completed a Series B round, which is expected to accelerate production as well as enable deployments across Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific.
The funding is being led by RB (Reckitt Benckiser), a health, hygiene, and nutrition company and the makers of many world-renowned brands including Lysol, Finish, Dettol, Harpic, and Mucinex. RB has recently founded a Global Business Solutions division to support businesses such as Hilton, Delta, and Avis to better serve its customers and consumers with improved hygiene standards.
Maidbot is collaborating with RB to drive greater confidence in the commercial and hospitality real estate industries by innovating cleaner, more hygienic experiences for guests as well as employees alike, as per the companies. The two companies would partner up to develop innovative commercial cleaning solutions that will drive the commercial robotics revolution as well as transform the commercial services industry.
"We're delighted to invest in Maidbot's vision to bring robotics to the commercial service industry," stated Rahul Kadyan, RB's EVP of global business solutions. "Maidbot has the potential to drive significant improvements to hygiene standards across many sectors. Through this investment and our partnership, Maidbot and RB will enable more businesses to reassure customers on cleanliness and deliver an enhanced hygienic experience."
Hailing from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, Maidbot was established and is led by 24-year old Green, and is now headquartered in Austin, TX. The young entrepreneur conceptualized the whole idea when he was a student working as a room attendant at The Statler Hotel on Cornell University's campus. While cleaning rooms, he came to a realization that housekeeping is a hotel's highest variable cost; room attendants have the highest rate of injury; as well as the staff still utilize clipboards and walkie-talkies. Green also experienced similar issues in other types of commercial real estate with demanding cleaning operations.