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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Saman Farid Guests on the Forward Podcast and Discusses How Unlocking Automation is the Key to Fighting Labor Shortages

Our CEO, Saman Farid, recently joined the Forward Podcast to talk about a range of issues, including how U.S. manufacturing stacks up against China and Korea, the vast opportunities available for automation, Formic’s approach to unlocking robotization and fighting labor shortage, and building a $100 billion company. According to Saman, there are 1.5 million unfilled manufacturing jobs in America today....

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Whitepaper: Accounting for Robots Just Like Any Other Operational Expense

Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) is a different automation model from the traditional capital purchase approach.  Financial leaders will want to read this deep dive whitepaper to learn how RaaS is expensed as incurred and what the other positive financial benefits include. Download your copy today >>

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Whitepaper: What First Time Robot Owners Can Expect for Maintenance, Uptime, and Costs

90% of U.S. manufacturers have zero robots and are unaware of the total cost of owning automation.  This exclusive whitepaper breaks down the details and provides industry-backed methods for cutting costs. Download your copy today >>

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Formic Named 2022 Top Tech Startup by Food Logistics, Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Honored for empowering SMBs to strengthen U.S. supply chain with pay-for-productivity robotic solutions Award spotlights top software and technology startups in the supply chain and logistics space CHICAGO, December 14, 2022 — Formic, accelerating the adoption of automation across American manufacturing, was selected as one of this year’s Top Tech Startups by the Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain...

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Theresa Dobson: Dissecting Formic Culture

Theresa Dobson VP of People Theresa Dobson is a thought-leader in the areas of building strong talent acquisition teams, culture, and businesses. Outside of Formic, she consults on culture and leadership strategy for start-ups, using her experience working in fast-growing consumer brands.  Here is our recent conversation with Theresa Dobson, VP of People at Formic, who highlights the traits and...

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Jeff Bezos’ Advice to Small Businesses: Avoid Making Large Capital Expenditures During Uncertain Times

It’s no secret that we’re living in some pretty turbulent economic times. In the last several weeks major layoffs have been announced at Amazon, Meta, Twitter, Re/Max, GE Appliances, JPMorgan, Electrolux, and HelloFresh to name a few. The reason for this economic downturn according to Business Insider is two-fold: slowing business growth and increased labor costs. While companies drastically reduce...

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Formic Featured in the Andreessen Horowitz “American Dynamism 50”

Affordable healthcare. Reusable rockets. Unlimited manufacturing labor. These are a few of the stickiest challenges that some American companies are tackling.  Andreessen Horowitz, a top tech VC firm with $20B under management, just released their list of the top 50 companies kickstarting American renewal, called the “American Dynamism 50.” What is American Dynamism? Andreessen Horowitz defines it this way: “It...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Insider Intelligence

Robotics companies have joined other industries in feeling the economy’s pain, but Formic, with its robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) platform, is an outlier. The company, which rents out robots for $8 to $30 an hour, is accelerating automation adoption for US manufacturers. Formic recently reported increasing its customer count 70% QoQ following a $26.5 million Series A round in January. It also increased its headcount 35%, and brought on Amazon alum Karl...

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Formic Promotes From Within and Strengthens From Without to Support Continued Growth

Company reshuffle sees Seegrid alum Jack Kaumo hired as new VP of Sales, with Co-Founder Misa Ilkhechi promoted to VP of Product and Partnerships   CHICAGO―October, 2022, Formic, accelerating the adoption of automation across American manufacturing, today announced that automation sales leadership exec Jack Kaumo has been joined as VP of Sales, with Co-Founder Misa Ilkhechi promoted to VP of...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Formic Launches First Turnkey Palletizer at Pack Expo 2022, Making Automation Faster and More Accessible for Small to Mid-Sized Factories

CHICAGO―October 23, 2022, Formic, accelerating the adoption of automation across American manufacturing, today announced the release of the SL20 Palletizer – the inaugural product in a new catalog of certified, off-the-shelf, robotics-as-a-service solutions available at a low cost per hour. Built by Sourcelink Solutions, Formic’s new offering further underlines Formic’s commitment to removing the barriers to automation so that small...

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