A revolution in local delivery.

We believe our robots will revolutionise local delivery. Our engineering expertise and the experience of co-founding Skype, enables us to make this 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 London 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

  • Sep 2016

    • Announce Mercedes-Benz Vans partnership

    • Launch with commercial partners in Estonia

  • 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

Key People

  • Ahti Heinla

    Co-founder Co-CEO, CTO

  • Janus Friis

    Co-founder Co-CEO

  • Allan Martinson

    Chief Sales Officer

  • Lauri Väin

    VP of Engineering

  • Ryan Tuohy

    Head of Business Development