Renovate Robotics builds robotic systems that install both asphalt and solar shingles, removing the dangers human contractors face when roofing. Using a winch-based system, a robot tethered to a roof installs shingles methodically in a X, Y axis pattern.
Former HAX associate and analyst Dylan Crow, who is now the COO of Renovate, told TechCrunch:
“I’ve seen a lot of hard tech startups go through steep inflection points from the inside during my time at SOSV, and the ones that I was always the most drawn towards were climate focused. All of these companies have a vision that was fundamentally disruptive, and I see the same in where we’re headed at Renovate Robotics.”
Renovate plans to work directly with roofing contractors to help them as subcontractors. Eventually, 0the company plans to switch to a RaaS model, leasing robots to trained contractors who can operate and oversee the robot on site.