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Mick Mountz, Founder of Kiva Systems

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Mick Mountz, Founder of Kiva Systems

Mick Mountz, Founder of Kiva Systems

Mick Mountz, Founder of Kiva Systems

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Kiva Systems is a mobile robotics company that automates the warehouse fulfillment process. Kiva robots deliver inventory shelves to stationary human operators who then pick and pack the product. Mick started Kiva Systems in 2003, and the company was acquired by Amazon for $775 Million in Spring, 2012. Customers include Diapers.com and Zappos (both owned by Amazon), Saks Fifth Avenue, Staples, Toys 'R Us, and the Gap, among others.