Podcast #16: The Rise of the Robots with inVia Robotics CEO Lior Elazary - 7investing 7investing

Podcast #16: The Rise of the Robots with inVia Robotics CEO Lior Elazary

7investing lead advisor Steve Symington interviews inVia Robotics founder and CEO Lior Elazary about "robotics as a service."

July 12, 2020 – By Simon Erickson

Robotics innovation has already improved many industries for the better, effectively streamlining everything from surgeries to manufacturing, e-commerce fulfillment, and home care.

But we believe the robotics industry is only just getting started as tech companies around the world strive to unlock the full potential of this lucrative niche.


In our sixteenth official podcast, inVia Robotics co-founder and CEO Lior Elazary discusses the competitive landscape of the robotics industry, the challenges of differentiation and commercializing robotics at scale, and the benefits of implementing the budding concept of robotics-as-a-service.

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Interview Timestamps

0:10 – Introduction, background on Lior, the founding of inVia, and early regulatory/commercialization challenges for various robotics business models.

2:22 – Solving warehouse problems using robotics for e-commerce customers.

6:19 – How inVia helps mid-sized businesses compete with Amazon Robotics/Fulfillment by Amazon, differentiation & cost-reduction by adapting to existing warehouses.

10:00 – Offering customers an end-to-end robotics solution, using AI software to help humans and robots work in harmony.

12:12 – Embracing robotics-as-a-service as the future of the robotics industry.

16:30 – Challenges of building new robots, the importance of machine-learning software to expanding use cases for existing robotics solutions.

19:08 – The challenge of building new companies, pursuing organic growth versus growth by acquisition.

21:00 – The disadvantages of having deep pockets; how too much cash can encourage R&D but discourage commercialization.

We hope you enjoy our 7investing podcast! Please send your ideas and questions to info@7investing.com or submit them here!

Publicly-traded companies mentioned in this interview include Alphabet, Amazon, and Softbank. 7investing’s advisors and/or guests may have positions in the companies that are mentioned.

This interview was originally recorded on June 18, 2020 and was first published on July 6, 2020.

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