AI-Powered Robot Maker TartanSense Raises $2 Mn From Omnivore, Blume

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

By Yatti Soni

Bengaluru-based, agritech startup, TartanSense has raised $2 Mn seed funding from food and agriculture-focused fund, Omnivore; Blume Ventures, and BEENEXT.

Other investors in the round include Dileep George, co-founder of Silicon Valley based Vicarious AI (backed by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos), GreyOrange cofounders Akash Gupta and Samay Kohli, as well as Kush Jawahar from Featherlite.

TartanSense has planned to use this fresh funding to scale up its first product, BrijBot. Which is an artificial intelligence backed robot, designed to assist small cotton farmers in the weeding process.

This fresh funding will used to introduce BrijBot in the country’s two largest cotton manufacturing states, Gujarat and Maharashtra, Jaisimha (Jai) Rao, founder and CEO of TartanSense, told Inc42.

Photo courtesy of Joseph D’Mello.

Source: Inc42 (link opens in a new window)

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