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Featured image: Enova Robotics founder Anis Sahbani at Innorobo 2016 (ENOVA Robotics via Facebook)

Tunisian robotics startup Enova Robotics raises $1.6-million from Capsa Capital

Tunisian robotics startup Enova Robotics has raised $1.6-million from Tunis-based investment firm Capsa Capital.

In a phone call with Ventureburn today (18 September) Enova Robotics founder Anis Sahbani (pictured above) said he will use the investment to improve the startup’s “innovation process”, to fund research and design and to open a European branch in France.

Enova Robotics designs and manufactures four different types of mobile robots with applications across education, security (see video below), healthcare and marketing. Sahbani, said since he launched the startup in 2014, Enova Robotics has built and sold between 50 and 60 robots.

Enova Robotics was founded in 2014 by Anis Sahbani

He said prior to this latest investment, the startup had raised over €100 000 in funding since its launch.

His startup — which is based in the city of Sousse, 140km south of the capital Tunis — currently employs 20 engineers, including two PhD students. He wants to grow the team to 35.

Sahbani, who has a doctorate in robotics and computer science and has taught for over 15 years in France, said his experience working in a robotics labs there helped him when it came to designing his own robots as well as building his network in the industry.

Featured image: Enova Robotics founder Anis Sahbani at Innorobo 2016 (ENOVA Robotics via Facebook)

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Daniel Mpala
Daniel's focus is on the African tech startup ecosytem. Besides that, he is passionate about online security, privacy and international affairs. He studied International Relations and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. More