Carbon Robotics, a Seattle-based company specializing in AI-powered robotics, has successfully raised $30M in Series C funding. This latest round brings the company’s total funding to an impressive $67M. The investment was led by Sozo Ventures, with contributions from existing investors Anthos Capital, Fuse Venture Capital, Ignition Partners, Liquid2, and Voyager Capital. As part of the deal, Rob Freelen from Sozo Ventures and Erik Benson from Voyager Capital will join Carbon Robotics’ board of directors.
The company plans to utilize the funds to expand its sales regions across North America, optimize and scale manufacturing processes, develop new software and hardware products, and launch into international markets. Under the leadership of CEO and founder Paul Mikesell, Carbon Robotics is dedicated to providing farmers with cutting-edge tools, such as the LaserWeeder.
The LaserWeeder is a commercial laser weeding robot that combines AI learning technology, computer vision, robotics, and lasers to deliver efficient weed control. This innovative solution identifies weeds and targets them for elimination without harming nearby crops or disrupting the soil. Equipped with 30 high-powered CO2 lasers, the LaserWeeder destroys the meristem of weeds with millimeter accuracy using thermal energy.
To date, Carbon Robotics’ robots have eliminated over 500 million weeds across 40 different crops. In 2023, the company’s robots will be operational across 17 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. The continued success of Carbon Robotics and the implementation of its AI-powered tools promise to transform the agriculture industry by providing more sustainable and eco-friendly farming solutions.