Silas Adekunle, 26, created MekaMon, the primary gaming robotic in 2016, in keeping with CPAfrica. Through the launch of the brand new know-how, the CEO of Attain Robotics offered 500 robots and earned $7.5 million.
Adekunle secured a cope with London Enterprise Companions for $10 million in 2017. His firm additionally partnered with Apple for unique gross sales of MekaMon, which the worldwide tech-retailer priced at $300, in keeping with The Guardian. The cash behind these offers makes the 26-year-old the world’s highest-paid robotics engineer.
The Nigerian-born engineer started his schooling in Lagos his hometown earlier than transferring to the UK as an adolescent. He attended the College of the West of England and majored in Robotics. Adekunle grew to become the chief of the college’s robotics program He started his firm with a deal with combining robotics know-how with gaming.
By way of Augmented Actuality know-how customers can create personalised experiences with MekaMon. Because of this, most of the robots have been purchased for teenagers use as oppose to different robots available on the market which might be geared to an grownup male viewers.
“It’s a complete trade shift, on the lookout for merchandise that may entertain their youngsters, but in addition merchandise that may educate them,” Adekunle advised Forbes. He made the publication’s 30 Below 30 Europe 2018 know-how record.
This previous yr he has already earned $10 million in extra funding.