A revolution in local delivery.

We believe our robots will revolutionise neighbourhood deliveries, offering people convenient new services that improve everyday life. Our proven ability to harness technology combined with our experience of founding Skype enables us to make this a reality.

Launched in 2014 by Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, Starship Technologies today operates in several cities with multiple partners. Our business HQ is in San Francisco and engineering in Estonia.

Facts and Figures

  • Jul 2014

    • Company founded

  • Aug 2014

    • First robot prototype created

  • Dec 2014

    • First office opens in Tallinn

  • Nov 2015

    • Launch out of stealth

  • Dec 2015

    • 1,000km of driving

  • May 2016

    • Office opens in London

  • Jun 2016

    • 5,000km of driving

  • Jul 2016

    • Launch with commercial partners in UK and Germany

    • 90% autonomous driving test in Silicon Valley

  • Aug 2016

    • One million people encountered

    • 10,000km of driving

    • Launch with commercial partners in Switzerland

  • Nov 2016

    • 20,000km of driving

  • Dec 2016

    • Office opens in Redwood City, California

    • Three million people encountered

  • Jan 2017

    • Starship announces $17.2m in funding

  • Mar 2017

    • Office opens in Washington, D.C.

  • Apr 2017

    • Office opens in Hamburg, Germany

  • May 2017

    • 50,000km of driving

  • August 2017

    • 100 cities tested in

  • September 2017

    • Twelve million people encountered

  • October 2017

    • 100,000km of driving

  • January 2018

    • Office opens in San Francisco

  • June 2018

    • Starship announces $25m in funding and new CEO, Lex Bayer

Key People

  • Lex Bayer

    CEO

  • Janus Friis

    Co-founder

  • Ahti Heinla

    Co-founder, CTO

  • Lauri Väin

    VP of Engineering

  • Phillip Lindberg

    VP of Product

  • Ryan Tuohy

    SVP Business Development