Starship Technologies was founded in 2014 by Skype cofounders Janus Friis and Ahti Heinla. Ahti Heinla also acts as the CEO and CTO of the company. The company's business, sales, marketing and public affairs are managed by COO Allan Martinson. The company's VP of Engineering is Lauri Väin. According to company COO Allan Martinson, the roots of the team go back to Team Kuukulgur led by Ahti Heinla, and there are similarities to robots. On 30 August 2016, Starship Technologies received the Golden Computer award for Startup of the Year from the German technology magazine Computer Bild. Starship's Head and Testing of Operations Helen Kaarlep was present to receive the award.