BurnBot Raises $20M in Series A Funding


BurnBot, a San Francisco, CA-based company providing mechanized vegetation management and fuel treatment solutions, raised $20M in Series A funding.

The round was led by ReGen Ventures, with participation from Toyota Ventures, AmFam Ventures, Convective Capital, Blue Forest Asset Management, Skip Capital, Overture Ventures, Lowercarbon Capital and Pathbreaker Ventures, along other investors.  

The company intends to use the funds to expand its mechanized vegetation management and fuel treatment solutions to prevent destructive wildfires.

Led by CEO Anukool Lakhina, BurnBot builds and operates advanced technologies like mechanized prescribed fire systems, remote-operated masticators, and aerial ignition drones to deliver solutions that amplify the pace and scale of fuels treatment, reducing ignitions near critical infrastructure, fortifying homes & communities from destructive wildfires and restoring habitats.

To amplify prescribed fire capacity, the company developed the RX, a mechanized prescribed fire system that precisely deploys fire within an enclosed chamber, cooling the land as it moves. BurnBot’s technology amplifies boots-on-the-ground capacity and deploys the right treatment based on the unique needs of each area, across diverse urban environments and forested landscapes. To date, the system of mechanized vegetation management technology has been deployed across California and Oregon.