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Touched by Star Wars, Boulder toy robot maker raises $45 million

Denver Post – A brief appearance in the trailer for the latest Star Wars” movie not only elevated robotics toymaker Sphero to a new level of geekdom, it helped the Boulder company attract $45 million in venture capital.

Sphero announced the new funding Tuesday. Led by existing investor Mercato Partners, the round also included The Walt Disney Company, which owns the “Star Wars” franchise.  Read more