Backed by new VC, Vecna Robotics spins off from parent company


December 3, 2018

Autonomous material handling provider Vecna Robotics has landed venture capital investment and re-launched itself as a standalone business unit, spinning off from parent company Vecna Technologies to maximize its impact on both robotics and human workflow in the industrial sector, the firm said Nov. 27.

In recent months, Vecna Robotics brought on Dan Patt as CEO in January, after he had served as deputy director for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO). More recently, Vecna over the summer finalized an investment led by Columbus, Ohio-based venture capital and private equity firm Drive Capital this summer.

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