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AI Startup Control One raises $350K in funding from a clutch of Indian & global investors

Vivek Vishwakarma
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Pranav S

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Control One AI, an AI-first Robotics Startup, has raised $350,000 in a pre-seed funding round led by a group of prominent investors in the United States and India.

Kunal Shah (Founder, CRED), Chaitanya R (Co-Founder, Wakefit), and Amit Singh (ex-MD, Avendus Capital), Silicon Valley-based Top Supply Chain executives from Tesla, Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Mercedes-Benz, and General Electric, participated in the round.

What does Control One do?

Control One AI is building an AI specially tailored for slow-moving equipment utilised throughout the Supply chain.


The startup believes that combining AI technology with the equipment created and refined by humans over centuries will enhance the safety and efficiency of challenging and hazardous tasks in unhealthy environments.

Who is the founder?

Pranav S, Founder of Control One AI, said, “Our mission is to transform slow-moving equipment worldwide using our advanced AI, enhancing vehicles to reach—or even surpass—human levels of intelligence. This technology will empower blue-collar workers worldwide to achieve greater productivity, safety, and satisfaction in their roles.”

Pranav, who has over 15 years of experience in Robotics, AI, and IoT, has successfully deployed over 60+ Robots and Intelligent Automation systems for 18+ clients globally, including notable brands such as Tata and Qualcomm (both in Silicon Valley and India). 

What is the purpose of fundraising?

According to the company's statement, The raised capital is aimed at creating a fully functional prototype and conducting successful pilot validations.

In the near future, the startup will also unveil the first fully functional prototype to demonstrate AI in action. This will not only revolutionize the existing infrastructure but also alter the course of action in the supply chain, democratizing automation for all, the startup said. 

According to a report by the Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS), the Supply chain labour market in the US alone is currently at $531 Billion. Given the developing infrastructure for AI in this decade, Control One AI has chosen to address a global challenge.