Gecko Robotics, a developer of robotics and industrial asset management software, has announced their Series C funding round of $73 million, led by XN with participation from Founders Fund, XYZ, Drive Capital, Snowpoint Ventures, Joe Lonsdale, Mark Cuban, Gokul Rajaram and others. This latest funding round accelerates Gecko’s stated mission, “To protect today’s critical infrastructure, and give form to tomorrow’s."

Gecko focuses on essential industries such as power generation, oil and gas, heavy manufacturing and defense. Gecko’s robots capture data at previously unheard-of scale and fidelity, climbing pipelines, boilers, tanks, ship hulls and much more in search of damage, no matter how subtle. Gecko’s software, in turn, enables human experts to contextualize that data and translate it into action.

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As America’s infrastructure has aged, with some assets remaining in service decades longer than intended, the sector has been largely underserved by technological investment and innovation. The consequences are often dire: workplace injuries, environmental disasters and system failures. Gecko was founded on the belief that these assets, and the workers that maintain them, are worth protecting and strengthening. Gecko’s platforms operate in some of the most dangerous and demanding environments, using data to maximize the contributions of human experts and simultaneously keeping them out of harm’s way.

“Gecko’s unique combination of robotics, software, and AI radically improves the ability to inspect, protect, and efficiently maintain critical infrastructure,” said XN partner, Tim Brown

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