Knightscope Secures $3.5 Million in Growth Capital from Silicon Valley Bank

Nationwide Expansion of Fully Autonomous Security Robots Continues

Knightscope's fleet of security robots are operating in 15 US States and expanding. Virtual demonstrations are offered to qualified individuals. Contact Knightscope for details. (Photo: Business Wire)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--Knightscope, developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on significantly enhancing U.S. security operations, entered into a new loan and security agreement with Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”). The agreement provides for a term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $3.5 million. The Company will use the funds drawn and the principal available under the SVB Loan Facility to finance the production of additional Autonomous Data Machines (ADMs) in order to meet client order demands for its security robots.

“Our growing relationship with Silicon Valley Bank will help drive our growth as we expand nationwide,” said William Santana Li, chairman and chief executive officer, Knightscope, Inc. “Knightscope presently holds contracts in 15 states that are operating across 4 time zones on a 24/7 basis.”

“Knightscope is a great example of autonomous technologies being deployed in the real world,” said Matt Trotter, Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank. “We’re pleased to continue to support Knightscope as it scales its operations.”

Details of the transaction were filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 4, 2018 and may be found here.

About Knightscope

Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley and builds the ultimate in security guards. Our security robots deter, detect and report…autonomously. Our long-term ambitious goal is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world, changing everything for everyone. Learn more at

About Silicon Valley Bank

For 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Learn more at

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Release Summary

Knightscope Secures $3.5 Million in Growth Capital from Silicon Valley Bank. Nationwide Expansion of Fully Autonomous Security Robots Continues.


Stacy Dean Stephens, 650-924-1025