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234%
Raised
£1,173,940
Investors
1159
Target
£500,000
Equity
22.69%
Pre-money valuation
£4,000,000

Small Robot Company seek to transform farming with robots & artificial intelligence. Their three small robots (Tom, Dick, and Harry) are being developed to reduce farming’s impact on the environment & increase farm outputs globally. 20 farms signed up including Waitrose and the National Trust.

  • Won £565k Innovate UK funding, one of the largest awards given in 2018
  • Signed up 20 farm businesses and received £90k in pre-sales on our services
  • Precision farming market set to be worth $5bn by 2020
  • Coverage in the Economist, Telegraph, Guardian, Wired and BBC

Idea

Farming needs urgent change, and the lack of change currently happening is one of the biggest problems the world faces today. The world needs to produce 70% more food per year by 2050 but 75 billion tonnes of soil are lost to soil erosion from arable farmland every year. Global productivity per hectare has not increased for nearly 30 years .

For the individual farmer, revenues and yields are static, but costs are rising.

We have spoken to more than 100 farmers and they want to stop using heavy machinery. We know that heavy tractors damage soil, cause compaction which impedes plant growth, and necessitate ploughing, which in turn contributes to the loss of topsoil.

We are developing Farming as a Service. This is a farming system which will use lightweight robots and Artificial Intelligence to create a truly Digital Farm.

We call these robots Tom, Dick and Harry. Tom collects data autonomously. Dick will care for the crop, which we estimate could save up to 95% of chemicals. Harry will place seeds individually with minimal soil disturbance.

Wilma (our AI operating system) gives us a digital view of the field. This enables the robots to only treat the individual plants that need it.

We have signed up 20 farms, who have each paid a £5,000 deposit, as our first customers.

We have built Proof of Concepts of the core robotic platform, the monitoring robot, and the AI interface.

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