Microsoft invests in $30M round for Raytheon robotics spinout Sarcos

News Brief: Sarcos, a Salt Lake City-based robotics startup that spun out of Raytheon in 2015, today announced a $30 million Series B investment round led by DIG Investment and Alex. Brown & Sons. Microsoft, a previous investor, also participated. Sarcos makes robotic systems, including full-body exoskeletons, used by industrial, public safety and military sectors. Sarcos has 10 of its 100 employees in a Seattle office, where half of its executive team is based, including CEO Ben Wolff, who was previously CEO of Clearwire and president at Eagle River Investments. The company originally launched in 1983 and was acquired by Raytheon in 2007. Total funding is just under $60 million.