US-based Robotic landscaping startup Scythe Robotics rises from stealth with US $13.8M funding

Scythe Robotics, a US-based robotic landscaping startup, secured a sum of US $13.8 million in a Series A funding round announced on June 15, 2021. Leading the round is Inspired capital with participation from True Ventures, Zigg Capital, and Lemnos. Scythe Robotics also disclosed raising a sum of US $4 million seed investment led by True Ventures, bringing the total funding amount of Scythe Robotics to US $18.6 million.

Purpose of the investment

According to Scythe Robotics, the investment proceeds will be utilized to increase headcount in its Texas, Colorado, and Florida offices, R&D on additional products, and marketing the mower to new customers.

How Scythe Robotics works

Scythe Robotics emerges from stealth with autonomous mower

Scythe Robotics’ primary product is an autonomous mower, provided to clients through a Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) model. This system is becoming more popular in the business and industrial space, basically offering clients robotics through a rental model that includes frequent updates and support. Interestingly, Scythe Robotics charges clients based on acres mowed.

The mower features eight HDR cameras and various sensors created to help circumvent individuals, animals, and multiple obstructions it might find on the job. Typically, these sensors also come with a wealth of data collection aimed at, among other things improving the robot’s efficiency. Landscaping is relatively low-hanging fruit for robotics.

Founder’s Insight

In the words of co-founder and CEO of Scythe Robotics, Jack Morrison“To date, commercial landscape contractors haven’t had a technology ally who empowers them to keep up with demand and to work emissions-free. We are that ally. Our autonomous mower gives users the ability to develop their business while staying green. It’s developed from the ground up to be an order of magnitude more secure, more productive, and more reliable than any existing machine by incorporating state of the art autonomy with a sturdy, all-electric design.”

Company Profile

Scythe Robotics Logo

Scythe Robotics is a robotic landscaping startup that aims to provide the most sustainable and advanced autonomous technology for managing off-road environments effectively, securely, and responsibly.

Founded in 2018 by Davis Foster, Isaac Roberts, and Jack Morrison, Scythe Robotics has its headquarters in Longmont, Colorado, United States.  The startup is dedicated to developing highly intelligent autonomous robots designed to tackle challenges in unorganized outdoor environments.

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