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Robot mower entrepreneur raises funds for cut of lawn market

Joan Kangro: disruption

A Scotland-based entrepreneur who is aiming to revolutionise the lucrative lawncare market has secured investment of £400,000 in an initial funding round.

Estonian Joan Kangro founded Kingdom Technologies which is based in the business hatchery at University of Glasgow. Mr Kangro has developed a next-generation robot mower using AI and a patent pending mapping technology which outperforms existing products in a market estimated to be worth around £20 billion a year.

The funding has come from a collection of investors, led by European early stage investment firms Superangel and United Angels. The round includes a number of Scottish and Estonian investors. 

Kingdom has developed a mapping and positioning technology that enables the fully autonomous robot to mow much larger areas than the current range. 

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