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Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by soloenzo(m): 12:09pm On Sep 08
Engineer Silas Adekunle, who is the highest paid Robotic Engineer in the world and also the founder of AR Robots Makers, has decided to shutdown his business operations in UK.

The Nigerian born Robotic Engineer shut down Reach Robotics, in Bristol, United Kingdom and this shocked his UK based robotics consumers. He said he’s going to focus on new things.

Adekunle made the announcement on LinkedIn. One of the Co-founders John Rees confirmed that “the decision has been made to close the business and appoint administrators, effective as of 02/09/2019,” according to a report by therobotreport.com.

Below is Adekunle’s LinkedIn post:

“Unfortunately, for Reach Robotics, in its current form at least, today marks the end of that journey.

“I am immensely proud of what we have achieved. Since founding Reach Robotics at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, we made huge strides in our technology both in terms of our hardware and app development. We took MekaMon from prototype to market, introduce the world to the first gaming robot with seamless AR integration, launched in dozens of territories and developed a unique education offering that will live on through many initiatives.

“This simply could not have happened without the highly skilled and creative people that have been part of the Reach Robotics journey. I speak for myself and my fellow co-founders Chris Beck and John Rees when I say it has been a privilege and we have no doubt that they will continue to innovate and enrich the sector. Personally, I am grateful for the experience, lessons learnt, the connections and the opportunity to inspire young people from under-represented backgrounds in STEM and entrepreneurship.

“I am thankful to everyone who has been a part of this journey, from my co-founders Chris and John, who have been there through thick and thin, to members of the management team who were supportive in the most difficult of times, Jonathan Quinn, Kathryn Green, Philip Green just to name a few.

“Thank you to all of our investors, advisers, mentors, family and friends over the years. Special thanks to UWE, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Pervasive Media Studio, SetSquared and so many others who have supported our growth. Reach Robotics began with the vision of creating advanced and accessible robotics to entertain, inspire and educate. I hope to carry that vision forward into the future.

“Following some travel and much needed rest, the journey will continue in the Non consumer Robotics sector and the STEAM Education sector.”



Source: https://ngg.ng/2019/09/08/silas-adekunle-f…n-business-in-uk/

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by adewest1999(m): 12:20pm On Sep 08
Buhari whyyyyyyyyyy grin

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by TechCapon(m): 6:27pm On Sep 08
The biggest losers are his investors. Tech startups fail all the time and this is just one of them.

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by ada9ja(f): 6:27pm On Sep 08
Oh OMG
Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by Goldenovas: 6:28pm On Sep 08
adewest1999:
Buhari whyyyyyyyyyy grin
grin grin

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by generationz(f): 6:28pm On Sep 08
cry

I don't know much about robotics but I know how painful it is to start a business with high hopes of changing the world only to give up years later.

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by lenghtinny(m): 6:28pm On Sep 08
A reasonable Nigerian can easily thrive in the right environment.....

Just look at the kind of support he got in making his robotics dream a reality....

If it were naija, the dream will forever live in his sleep. If he mention "robo", before he end am with "tics", people go don cancel am as an unserious human being angry

All the best in your future endeavors Mr. Adekunle.

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by Is04970: 6:29pm On Sep 08
You hardly find Nigerians living abroad at the average level.
They're either extremely good or bad.
Extremely honest or extremely criminal minded.

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by computergeek(f): 6:29pm On Sep 08
Keep soaring... Nigerians are extremely intelligent but highly disadvantaged.


I just hope he weighed his options well before shutting down. And hopefully, he won't invest everything he's got in these new ventures that may not be as far-reaching as the first. Goals are great but they must be planned carefully.

Is04970:
You hardly find Nigerians living abroad at the average level.
They're either extremely good or bad.
Extremely honest or extremely criminal minded.

That's not true. There are millions of average performing Nigerians based abroad. What do you call those ones that do waitress jobs abroad even with multiple university degrees? Abeg, check your facts before you conclude.

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by Sunofgod(m): 6:30pm On Sep 08
419.....him Don chop investors money!
Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by olu77(m): 6:30pm On Sep 08
Naija
Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by designking: 6:30pm On Sep 08
Why not sell the business instead?
Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by freemi(m): 6:31pm On Sep 08
I don't understand

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by clems88(m): 6:31pm On Sep 08
Chai! Buhari. cry angry see what you have cause

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by pappybarry(m): 6:31pm On Sep 08
You see one thing I like? He's not money driven, he is only passion driven. How many Nigerians would do what he did? Anyway, lemme sip on my juice and watch some clips on Vskit, I can't shout

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by Iblad0994(m): 6:32pm On Sep 08
FuckThaMod:
Yorubas don't know how to sustain business.. He should have handed it over to igbo cry

Do you mean he should hand it over to the Igbos with their 2 by 2 Shops?

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by CallMeGod(m): 6:32pm On Sep 08
Ok
Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by drips8(m): 6:33pm On Sep 08
He is probably passionate about something else

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by realstars: 6:33pm On Sep 08
Some great Nigerians,
He should come and see what to do at home, to salvage the situation on ground.
Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by momodub: 6:33pm On Sep 08
Know when to pack up

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by guru90: 6:33pm On Sep 08
May be he has a new plan.

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by Buliwyf: 6:33pm On Sep 08
This is what happens when Nigerians reason your matter. That guy was doing well before o. But all of a sudden Nigerians started hyping him up and calling him highest paid robotics engineer in the world. When there is no real measure for it.

It didn't take long for scrutiny to come. As soon as eyes took interest in him due to the hype and decided to look at the company books they found out something else. And the smart guys decided to shut down quickly before hurting their reputation.

I don't know why you guys will be calling this guy the highest paid engineer and the owner of the company when he is just a co-founder and there are many Japanese and Chinese robotics industries like DJI with lots of products that consumers actually use.

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by wisdomeze(m): 6:34pm On Sep 08
it seems there is scarcity of news today. op, if u don't have anything to tell us, u can as well put porn up here for our perusal.
it seems there is scarcity of news today. op, if u don't have anything to tell us, u can as well put porn up here for our perusal.

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Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by olu77(m): 6:34pm On Sep 08
Naija has great achievers. We all only need the enabling environment.
Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by rexchazy(m): 6:34pm On Sep 08
Leaders know the right time to take a bow
Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by Lexusgs430: 6:35pm On Sep 08
Gbèsè wan kill am.......
Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by FuckThaMod: 6:35pm On Sep 08
Iblad0994:


Do you mean he should hand it over to the Igbos with their 2 by 2 Shops?
Anyhow, we go manage am like that grin
Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by tck2000(m): 6:36pm On Sep 08
Eyah
Re: Silas Adekunle Shuts Down Reach Robotics In UK by Respect55(m): 6:37pm On Sep 08
Hope he isn't thinking what I'm thinking �

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