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RIOS
A World-changing company

We’ve built our company around
mission-driven engineering

Former Xerox PARC engineers saw a massive failure of modern robots and predicted that factories over reliance on labor would soon reach a breaking point. They knew it would take a world-changing company and extraordinary people to build the intelligent machines of the future. So, they founded RIOS.

We transform entire value chains and build differentiated offerings

Our supply chain is broken. As Covid turned labor shortage into a full-blown crisis, we’re now at an inflection point in which the dire need to transform legacy industries is the biggest opportunity in modern
history.

We build technology to help enterprises automate their entire factories

RIOS is the leader of fullstack AI-powered robotic workcells for factory automation. We deploy our robotic fleet at scale to transform labor-intensive factories into smart factories of the future powered by robotics and AI.

Investors

RIOS is a VC-backed company that develops bleeding-edge robotics hardware and software. Like all world-changing companies, especially hardware companies, funding such an ambitious deeptech enterprise is not for the faint of heart. It takes real foresight and grit to make a bet when it is not obvious to most people on the planet.

We are truly fortunate and honored to have partnered with the following visionary investors who made this endeavor possible, and who relentlessly continue to support us:

FUJI

FUJI

GRIT

GRIT

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NGK_NTK_Official_Logo

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Valley Capital Partners

Valley Capital Partners

Alumni Ventures

Alumni Ventures

Main Sequence

Main Sequence

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Hyperherm-ventures

Orbit

Orbit

Yamaha

Yamaha

microventures

microventures

motus

motus

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growandscale-01

ivestors

World-Class Team

We're an eclectic team with unconventional backgrounds focused on providing winning solutions for our customers. Our team includes industry veterans who have firsthand knowledge and understand the challenges within operations. At our core, we have product-oriented engineers, not academics. This winning combination of talent is execution-focused and obsessed with building products that work out of the box and solve the very real challenges customers face.

Leadership

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DR. BERNARD CASSE
CEO
& Founder
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DR. CLINTON SMITH
CTO
& Co-Founder
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DR. CHRIS PAULSON
VP of Engineering
& Co-Founder
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MATT SHAFFER
VP of Artificial Intelligence 
& Co-Founder
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DR. MICHAEL BENEDICT
VP of Operations
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LEO KESELMAN
VP of Robotics & Controls
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MICHAEL BATTY
VP of Finance
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JUDIE KEMP
Head of HR & Employee Engagement
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Board Members

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JENNIFER GILL ROBERTS
Managing Partner
Grit Ventures
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KEVIN CONNORS
Managing Partner
Orbit Venture Partners
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advisors

Advisors

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JAY PARIKH
Co-CEO of Laceworks
Former VP of Engineering
at Meta (Facebook)
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