Atlanta-based Greenzie, a software company that automates commercial lawn mowing, raised a $1.5 million seed round to roll out automated mower fleets to existing customers, according to an article on bizjournals.com.
Greenzie CEO Charlies Quinn and David Cummings, a local serial tech entrepreneur and investor, led the round. TechSquare Labs and Reliance Advisors, among other investors, also participated. Cummings co-founded Greenzie through the Atlanta Ventures Studio program. Greenzie has $3 million in total investments to date.
Greenzie creates software that automates commercial lawn maintenance for landscaping companies such as BrightView. The startup partners with Wright Manufacturing to produce the hardware.
With the new funds, Quinn says they’re delivering Wright-manufactured mowers with Greenzie software to their existing customers. Those customers have been using Greenzie’s mowers and robotic technicians alongside their landscaping crews this past season.
Greenzie also plans to add six more people to its eight-person team for product development and marketing.
Quinn says he’s currently focused on lawn maintenance but sees the company expanding into lawn care, such as chemicals and fertilizers. He says the long-term mission is to help automate all repetitive, outdoor labor.