After an initial funding round worth 3 million euros in 2015, the French company Naïo Technologies, a specialist in farming robots, has raised another 14 million euros. The company’s objective is to ensure that the ecological and social transition to sustainable farming is more tangible than ever. Established in 2011 by Gaëtan Séverac and Aymeric Barthes (two robotics engineers), the Toulouse start-up designs and manufactures electric farming robots able to mechanically weed crops (vegetables and vines) autonomously. All the robots are designed to assist farmers with their everyday tasks in order to reduce workload and optimise farm profitability, whilst limiting environmental impact. With 3 robots (Oz, Dino and Ted) developed since its creation, the company has already sold over 150 machines to farms and vineyards in Western Europe, North America and Japan. The company has 70 employees.
Source: BPI France