Attract diverse people. Spark great ideas. Unite and conquer.
That formula has turned coworking spaces into breeding grounds for success. And that’s just what happened with Embodied, a member company at our Old Pasadena space that recently raised $22 million in Series A funding.
Embodied creates state-of-the-art, life-like companion robots to enrich the lives of humans. Socially-assistive robots can aid emotional, physical, and social rehabilitation, and their emergence in hospitals and other public spaces could come sooner than you think.
Current investors include Osage University Partners, Intel Capital, and Grishin Robotics. The company’s recent round of funding, led by Calibrate Ventures and new investor JAZZ Venture Partners, portends a lot to look forward to for the world-class team led by co-founders Paolo Pirjanian and Maja Matarić.
The new round of funding means expansion, so Embodied is outgrowing their 25-person office at our Old Pasadena location. We spoke to Pirjanian about his experience at Cross Campus.
"Locating our office at Cross Campus turned out to be one of the best decisions we could have made because it allowed us to stay lean and expand as our needs grew. It also allowed us to hit the ground running as we were able to leverage the infrastructure and amenities for internet, front desk receptionist, phones, printers, and much more. With a turn-key office and the friendly and helpful staff at Cross Campus, who were always ready to accommodate our needs, we were able to focus on getting our job done and not worry about the logistics of opening up an office. And it doesn’t hurt that the facilities are in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, which we found to be attractive to new candidates."
We’ll miss the Embodied team and are excited to support their continued growth and success.
Learn more about Embodied here. Interested in bringing your business to Pasadena? We have coworking, private offices of every size, meeting space, and event space to fit all of your business needs. Schedule a free tour to get your membership started today.