Mobotix Owner Ups Investment In Knightscope

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jun 06, 2017

Knightscope is asking for investments from literally anyone, with a public "mini-IPO". Recently the company secured some additional funding from Mobotix owner Konica Minolta, who initially invested in Knightscope's $3.8M Series A round in 2014.

In this update, we analyze Konica Minolta's additional investment, and the additional support that Konica Minolta is giving Knightscope to help their competitive position.

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