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Dusty Robotics picks up $45m Series B

Dusty Robotics, a provider of robotic solutions for the construction industry, has raised $45 million in Series B funding.

Dusty Robotics, a provider of robotic solutions for the construction industry, has raised $45 million in Series B funding. Scale Venture Partners led the round.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. – MAY 10, 2022 – Dusty Robotics, a robotic solution provider for the construction industry, announced today that it has closed a $45 million Series B round. The round was led by Scale Venture Partners and joined by returning investors Baseline Ventures, Canaan Partners, Root Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners, and Cantos. The company will use these funds to grow its team, expand its product offerings, and accelerate manufacturing with the goal of deploying Dusty products on all construction sites in the U.S.

“Dusty is one of a handful of robotics startups to have identified an acute pain point in a traditional industry, and brought a product to market in a remarkably short timeframe,” said Alex Niehenke, Partner at Scale Venture Partners. “We are excited about Dusty’s potential to modernize the construction industry and believe this is the right team to do it. We’re bullish on Dusty’s bright future and thrilled to be fueling their growth.”

Dusty’s FieldPrinterTM solution eliminates one of the most common sources of conflict on construction projects: incorrect hand-drawn layout using a chalk line process that was invented 5000 years ago by the early Egyptians. The patented FieldPrinter solution automates the process of taking digital floor plans onto construction sites by printing them full-size on the floor through a combination of hardware, software, and services. This end-to-end solution ensures that all trades build from the same set of plans, eliminating errors, expediting conflict resolution, and significantly reducing the cost and duration of construction.

“Construction is rampant with manual workflows — processes where a phone call, or an email, must be sent in order to move the project forward — or work that must be done precisely, via manual labor,” said Tessa Lau, founder and CEO of Dusty. “With so little automation in the industry, it’s no wonder that 85% of projects finish over budget, contributing directly to the housing crisis. Our robot-powered solutions automate construction’s manual workflows, increasing productivity across the industry while also creating better working conditions for skilled craftspeople.”