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Company Overview of Neato Robotics, Inc.

Company Overview

Neato Robotics, Inc. manufactures and markets robot vacuum cleaners for automated floor cleaning. It offers Botvac Connected robots that are Wi-Fi enabled for the smart to clean anytime and from anywhere with the Neato application. The company also provides accessories, such as boundary markers, combo brushes, filters, side brushes, spiral blade brushes, brush kits, battery packs, charge bases, dirt bins, battery replacement kits, and brush guards and squeegees. It sells its products through distributors and retailers in the United States and internationally. Neato Robotics, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Newark, California.

8100 Jarvis Avenue

Newark, CA 94560

United States

Founded in 2004

Phone:

510-795-1351

Fax:

408-848-5784

Key Executives for Neato Robotics, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 64
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations
Age: 58
Vice President of Sales for NA & APAC
Vice President of Sales for EMEA
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Neato Robotics, Inc. Key Developments

Neato Robotics Announces the Launch of Neato Chatbot for Facebook and Messenger Apps

Neato Robotics announced the launch of Neato Chatbot for Facebook and Messenger apps across its Botvac™ Connected range and introduces the Neato Developer Network. Neato Chatbot enhances functionality and offers new opportunities to control Neato robot from wherever the users are, all via Facebook. Consumers are now able to connect with Neato robot vacuums for the first time via Facebook and Messenger apps, giving them the power to start and stop cleaning, show details about the robots, and connect to support services. Neato offers the widest choice possible to operate robot vacuum from anywhere and customers can choose how to interact with their robot via the Neato App, Amazon Alexa Skill and now the Neato Chatbot. This further extends Neato’s vision of SmartLife™ —using technology that integrates to lifestyle, makes life better, and fulfills the vision of smart living. Neato Chatbot is available worldwide across Facebook and Messenger apps. It is supported by all Neato connected robot vacuums including Botvac Connected, Botvac D3 Connected and Botvac D5 Connected. Neato Chatbot is a step offering consumers the chance to ‘friend’ their robot, ensuring their Neato robot vacuum is truly integrated into the home. Neato also introduced the Neato Developer Network, which will further enable smart robot integration. Through the program, Neato provides access to its cloud platform enabling developers to build third party applications that can interact with Neato robots. Neato Robotics makes available Android, iOS, and JavaScript SDKs with supporting documentation and sample app to make it easier for developers to build their own services on top of Neato technology.

Neato Robotics Announces Neato Botvac D3™ Connected and Neato Botvac D5™ Connected

Neato Robotics announced introduction of two new powerful, smart, navigating and Wi-Fi connected robot vacuums - Neato Botvac D3™ Connected and Neato Botvac D5™ Connected. These sophisticated models offer users the ultimate in simplicity and convenience at every price point. The Neato Botvac D3 Connected is the most affordable robot vacuum to join the company’s award winning lineup, offering Neato’s unique SLAM-based laser navigation, super powerful suction, iconic D-shape design with CornerClever™ technology and Lithium ion battery. The Neato Botvac D5 Connected is a more fully-featured robot, offering a high capacity Lithium ion battery and additional features on the Neato App including a dashboard with cleaning stats and a new “Find Me” function. Both new Botvacs take robot vacuuming power and convenience to new levels. Consumers can evaluate Neato Botvac™ Connected models - ranging from $399 to $699, and select the robot vacuum that best meets their needs. They can determine what features are most important, based on their home environment, scheduling preferences, brush and filter type, and cost.

Neato Robotics Brings New Functionality to Robot Vacuum

Neato Robotics announced enhancements to the app that starts, stops and monitors Neato’s Wi-Fi enabled Botvac™ Connected robot vacuum now give users control right from Apple and Android smartwatches. Available on March 1, 2016, the automatic upgrade brings new functionality to Neato’s smartest and most powerful robot vacuum. Botvac Connected already allows users to manage their robot through their iOS or Android smart phones when connected to a Wi-Fi network. Now users can start, stop and receive notifications about the cleaning session with just a glance or tap on the wrist. With smart laser navigation, two different cleaning modes, long lasting Lithium Ion battery and Neato’s iconic D shape designed for cleaning corners and close to edges and walls, Botvac Connected delivers superior cleaning performance for $699.

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