Glasgow-based Kingdom Technologies is a pioneering developer of autonomous robotic lawn mowers for large terrain. The funding aims to see the startup aerate the production line as well as fertilise its efforts on American turf.
Compared to traditional robotic lawnmowers, which are aimed at residential customers who are so strapped for time that they can’t enjoy the simple pleasure of maintaining their garden, Kingdom Technologies’ offer targets commercial customers, e.g. golf course owners, public parks, university campuses, and/or turf supply companies.
"Developing a robust and reliable robotic product requires a long piloting period to make sure that the products are capable of performing in various environments and can handle complicated real-world edge cases,” commented Kingdom Technologies’ CEO Joan Kangro
. “We've run pilots for two years with real customers and solved most of the issues to provide a reliable service.”
Kingdom Technologies’ £2 million seed round was led by Jaan Tallinn's Metaplanet
, Iron Wolf Capital
, and Specialist VC
(formerly known as United Angels VC) with Scottish Enterprise
also participating. The round also includes a number of additional undisclosed European investors and grant funding provided by the Scottish Government.
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