This article by Nina Xiang originally appeared on China Money Network, the best data intelligence platform tracking China’s tech and venture capital markets (access requires subscription).

An experienced and robust founding team. A series of rapid venture investments. A mere thirteen-month period for an idea to turn into the first product shipment in an emerging and promising new market. These are the development trajectories of an early-stage logistics robot startup in Shenzhen that pretty much sums up the reasons why China is winning the global innovation race.

Syrius Robotics was founded in May 2018 by Adam Jiang, with work experience at Motorola and Nvidia; Luo Xuan, who was previously at Alibaba Robotics; and Liu Junbin, who has a PhD in electrical engineering and computer sciences. The company makes autonomous mobile robots, a new generation of logistics robots that are more agile, intelligent and economical.

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