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China's Makeblock raises $44m for robot-building kits for kids

Funding reflects country's appetite for deep technology and "Made in China "2025"

Makeblock is a rising star among the growing ranks of manufacturing startups in Shenzhen.

Chinese robotic startup Makeblock has closed a series C-round fundraising totaling 300 million yuan ($44 million), as Beijing's drive for leadership in advanced industries motivates investors to pump more money into deep technology.

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