(Xconomy) — Auris Surgical Robotics is a California-based medical robotics company that remains firmly in stealth mode as tech reporters learned via its SEC filing that it had raised $149.5 million in an equity financing whose investors were not disclosed. That round follows an earlier $34 million raised in March 2014 for the company, which was co-founded in 2009 by CEO Frederic Moll. Moll is the entrepreneur behind three other medical device companies, including Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Intuitive Surgical, the pioneering developer of the da Vinci system for minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery.
Auris spokesman David Schummers declined to comment on the technology being developed at Auris or its plans for all that new money. While Auris isn’t revealing much about its products in development, its fundraising may signal a growing interest in robotic surgery companies among investors.Tags: Auris Surgical Robotics, da Vinci, Frederik Moll