fodjan, a Dresden, Germany-based provider of intelligent feeding software, raised a six-figure funding round.
High-Tech Gruenderfonds made the investment.
The company intends to use the funds to further intensify its distribution activities and drive product development.
fodjan provides a web-based smart farming solution to optimize the feeding of livestock which was developed by agricultural economist Carsten Gieseler (managing director) and his team, working at the startup foundry at the HTW Dresden. After a three-year development phase and several pilot projects, the company launched its product for dairy cows in October on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Its smart feeding weighs all factors relevant for feeding, providing the user with an overview of the different realistic feeding strategies. The software accounts for feed inventories and the needs of the herd itself, and suggests optional rationing.
Distribution is being handled in cooperation with www.365FarmNet.com, a software provider for digital farm management.
Gieseler founded the company in September 2014 along with Johannes Völker, Michael Schütze, Daniel Schreck and Paul Völker.