Here are the 10 best-funded startups in the hot world of robotics

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Robots may or may not replace your job in the future, but funding of startups working on them hit a record high last year. And that happened despite a slowdown in deal making in the sector in last year’s second half that extended into the first quarter of this year, according to investment research firm CB Insights. The firm’s deal and funding count excludes drones. The amount raised by robotics companies rose 115 percent last year to about $588 million in more than 80 deals.

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About Peter Coffaro 1439 Articles
A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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