You Can Invest In The Silicon Valley Robot Mini-IPO

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Aug 16, 2016

Do you want own a part of the robot future?

Now, you can.

After gaining international fame with their robot runs over child debacle, Knightscope is seeking new funding through what they are calling a "mini IPO to test the waters".

We spoke with Knightscope CEO William Li to get more information about why the company wants to raise money from individual investors instead of the Silicon Valley VCs all around them.

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