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Sea Machines Robotics, a US-based developer of autonomous control and sensor systems for use in marine vehicles, completed a $10m series A round on Monday that included Toyota AI Ventures, the strategic investment arm of carmaker Toyota, and boating brand owner Brunswick Corporation, which took part through partner TechNexus Venture Collaborative. The round was co-led by Accomplice and Eniac Ventures, and also featured LaunchCapital, LDV Capital, NextGen VP and Geekdom Fund. Sea Machines had previously raised $1.5m in May 2017.

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Robert Lavine

Robert Lavine is special features editor for Global Venturing.