Small Robot, a UK-based ag-tech that is building sustainable farming robots, has successfully secured its initial £700,000 funding target through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company took just 2 days to raise £700,000. £560,000 was topped within minutes of going live on Crowdcube.
The company, which is offering 8.05% in equity at an £8 million pre-money valuation, has already attracted the attention of nearly 700 Crowdcube investors.
“Imagine a world in which we could use swarms of lightweight, smart machines to replace tractors and make food production more accurate, sustainable and profitable. Small Robot Company is building the technology to make this happen. Our three small robots, Tom, Dick and Harry and our AI brain Wilma will plant, monitor and treat arable crops autonomously.”
The latest funding round comes just one year after Small Robot £1,173,940 through its latest Crowdcube campaign. The company also reported that since its previous campaign, it has achieved its aim of moving from proof of concept to commercially-ready prototype. The new raise will help it to begin manufacturing its robots with its partners, Tharsus.
“Today, we are delivering an AI-generated field map which has the potential to show the exact location of every plant and all of the weeds on UK farms, and we believe we are the first to market with a product of this sort. This year we aim to demonstrate our ability to kill these weeds autonomously without using chemicals.”
The securities offering is currently set to close mid-February.
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