As the name suggests, Robotise works with robots. To be more exact, the Munich startup develops service robots, which are already in use in some Munich hotels. Founders Johannes Fuchs and Oliver Stahl filled us in during our Seven-Question Interview.
1. Who are you and what do you do? Please briefly introduce yourselves and your startup!
Robotise was founded in 2016 by Johannes Fuchs (29) and Oliver Stahl (49). The company is located on the “Campus of Ideas” in Munich. The current Robotise team includes more than 20 employees. The company is planning continued rapid growth in all business segments. The founders met at the Startup Demo Night.
The company Robotise develops and markets service robots for companies and public establishments. Our core endeavor is to solve everyday challenges where service robotics can be extremely useful — such as by improving services, taking the burden off staff, compensating for a lack of skilled workers and giving customers new options.
Feedback is of utmost importance
2. But that’s already been done!
That’s a matter of definition.
3. What are the three main ingredients in your recipe for success?
a. An excellent team that has a combination of tons of experience and young talent with high standards. Advisors, partners and investors who join in and contribute their expertise.
b. Talk with potential customers early on and find out what is of real value to them. Then align your company accordingly — in other words, develop an in-depth understanding of the market and always continue to learn. Ask for feedback and really listen to it.
c. Focus on what’s really important. That often means saying no. Launch the product early and bring it into contact with customers and users. That’s really tough with hardware, but makes it all the more valuable.
Robotise values top talent from universities
4. Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty: How is business going?
The first groups of Jeeves robots are being used in Munich hotels.
5. What does Munich mean to you?
Munich stands for a unique culture and a high quality of life. You have extremely talented individuals from universities who are sharp and business savvy. The industry here and local suppliers allow for complex product development that includes hardware/software.
6. How will your startup become the next unicorn? Or will we be seeing you at an Epic Fail Night soon?
Never give up, never surrender!
7. Schweinshaxe (knuckle of pork) or Steckerlfisch (fish grilled on a stick)?
Knuckle of pork and a beer, please!