Hachi Tama Inc., a Kanagawa, Japan-based pet-tech startup, completed its $4m ($1=¥100) Pre-Series A funding.
The company intends to use the funds to further improve the accuracy of the patented early-detection algorithm included in their smart litter box.
Led by Koji Hori, Founder and CEO, Hachi Tama is a pet-tech startup which created a litter box called toletta® to help cat owners and veterinarians work more closely together to improve feline health.
The box is equipped with the Internet of things (IoT) and patented measurement technology that constantly monitors a cat’s weight fluctuations, urine frequency, urine volume and more. Cat owners can share this data with their veterinarian as a way to help identify signs of urinary disease before it’s too late.
An artificial intelligence (AI) camera in the litter box captures an image of the cat’s face. The camera uses patented deep-learning technology to automatically identify an individual cat even when there are multiple cats in the household using the same litter box.
Have a look at the box here https://youtu.be/W-J8JLX-kHs.