Robot delivery firm Starship Technologies has hired an Airbnb veteran as its new CEO and raised 25 million

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Robot delivery company Starship Technologies has hired Airbnb veteran Lex Bayer as its new CEO.

The London-based startup has also raised 25 million from existing investors, as well as Airbnb cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk and Skype founding engineer Jaan Tallinn.

CTO Ahti Heinla said the money will be used to significantly grow its fleet of robots, which are currently making in deliveries in cities including London.

Robot delivery company Starship Technologies has hired an Airbnb veteran as its new CEO and raised 25 million 18.6 million in seed funding.

The London-based startup was set up in 2014 by Skype cofounders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis. Heinla had been Starship's CEO, but is switching roles to CTO as the firm welcomes Lex Bayer as its new boss.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's why coating our streets white could help lower temperatures in the summerSee Also:Don't fear my robots, says the Boston Dynamics founder who makes machines that drive the internet wildIt's election day in California: Meet the 9 tech millionaires and billionaires who are quietly steering San Francisco city politicsLas Vegas casinos prepare to hemorrhage 10 million a day as their workers, fearing their jobs will be replaced by robots, get ready to go on strikeSEE ALSO: Robot delivery company Starship Technologies raised 17.2 million in a round led by Daimler

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