Atlanta-based Greenzie, a software company that gives commercial lawn mowers self-driving capabilities, has secured a $750,000 investment.
Atlanta Ventures (David Cummings) led the round with additional investors including Matt Lowe (Swiftstraw), TechSquare Labs, Glenn R. Beyerl (KPM), Reliance Advisors (Dan Campbell), Carswell Distributing Company (Will Parsley), Tom Noonan, Kyle Porter, Allen Graber and and Raul Velarde. This round included new strategic investors and multiple follow-on investors.
The Greenzie retrofit kit adds robotics to existing commercial mowers using standard robotic sensors, while still allowing standard “manual” operation. With the software installed, customers can map the boundary of the area to be mowed.
This investment funds delivery of Greenzie’s Green Glove Service, a robotic mowing program powered by Greenzie robotic technicians equipped with robotic-enabled, auto-striping mowers. Funds will also be used for enhancing and improving the software powering the technology and expansion.
“Our customers need help: the time is now to use software and robotics to do the repetitive parts of lawn maintenance,” says Charles Brian Quinn, CEO and co-founder of Greenzie. “Our big mission to free humans from repetitive outdoor labor just got some serious firepower behind it. Our customers, who are smart business owners, employers, and hardworking pioneers, will be rewarded. And the landscapers on our waiting list will be happy to hear we’re expanding and growing.”
Greenzie’s customers include HighGrove Partners, Yellowstone Landscape, Russell Landscape and BrightView.
“Labor is our number one issue right now. The thing is, we don’t want to reduce our overall headcount, we want to enhance the number of people that we can employ — the problem is trying to find those folks,” says Jim McCutcheon, CEO of HighGrove Partners. “With access to the Greenzie software, it takes away the mundane tasks of mowing and lets us focus on finding those folks.”
Greenzie is the first company to launch from the Atlanta Ventures Studio. “I’ve worked alongside the Greenzie team since inception, and it’s incredible to see the combination of authentic customer demand and the powerful robotic software helping eliminate repetitive labor,” says David Cummings. “Greenzie is going to define the outdoor robotics industry in Atlanta and the greater region.”