Kinova is a robotic company that designs and manufactures robotics platforms and components that are simple, sexy and safe under two business units.

Kinova’s mission was initially to empower individuals with upper-body limitations through assistive robotics.

Kinova Robotics was founded in 2006 by Charles Deguire and Louis-Joseph L'Écuyer. The company is based in Quebec, Quebec, Canada.


Kinova has evolved its solutions and product suite to service new markets — helping researchers, medical professionals, governments, businesses and educational institutions achieve their innovation goals through strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts.


Kinova's ingenious technology improves and extends the capabilities of customers with a human-first approach to serve the growing need for robotics across increasingly complex industries.


Kinova is backed by BDC Venture Capital, Foxconn Technology Group, Graham Partners, Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), Export Development Canada (EDC), Fonds Manufacturier Québécois, KTB Network, and others. The company raised $48M in a new round on Feb 09, 2022. This brings Kinova's total funding to $72.3M to date.



  • Year founded: 2006
  • Funding Info: $72.3M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Venture Series Unknown)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Quebec
  • State: Quebec
  • Country: Canada
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