Michael Beckett joins Miko as company shakes up world of robotics

Published on: 5th May 2021

In his new role, Michael will spearhead licensing and content partner relationships in order to accelerate global growth.

Miko, a leading global company in consumer robotics, has announced the appointment of Michael Beckett as director of licensing. Michael brings with him a wealth of experience in global licensing, having worked with many of the global leaders of children’s content and family entertainment, and his appointment will further strengthen Miko’s leadership team.

With a long history of licensing expertise and of developing his teams through rapid evolution, as the new director of licensing, Michael’s remit will include developing strong relationships with global content partners and accelerating the company’s global expansion. Speaking of his appointment, Michael commented: “Miko is a solid team and is poised to become a major global consumer brand. I am excited to be joining the company and am looking forward to contributing to the growth of the organization.”

“Michael coming on board further reinforces our core team as we continue to build a global, deep-tech consumer company,” said Sneh R. Vaswani, co-founder and CEO at Miko. “We remain committed to bringing highly differentiated, high-value solutions that go beyond regular products and push the limitations of technology, one step at a time.”

Miko is a start-up propelled by a bold vision: using robotics to provide an accessible, all-round learning experience for children in India and across the globe. Miko 2 is its flagship product; a playful learning robot that educates, engages and entertains kids. The company says it is a healthy replacement for screen-based devices and focuses on learning and development. Launched across the US, UK, India and the UAE with users from 90+ countries, Miko 2 is a unique offering that self-initiates contextual topics with children to enable conversational learning. The robot has already registered over 80m interactions and is seeing retention that surpasses any competitor globally.

Find out more about Miko 2 here.

Miko’s growing team is home to leading robotics engineers, artificial intelligence and IoT innovators, psychologists, educators and content developers, all working together to explore the intersections of learning and technology. The company has a global mindset, with 130+ employees and offices in the innovation hubs of Silicon Valley and Mumbai.

“As it surpasses every milestone, Miko is still driven by the same core vision – to cultivate a love for learning in children everywhere through artificial intelligence and human ingenuity,” says managing partner, Anisha Global School. “Miko 2 is a great example of how artificial intelligence can help teachers and students get more out of the evolving educational ecosystem, and is surely a significant step towards the future of the educational journey.”

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