Natufia Labs, a Tallinn, Estonia-based startup developing machine-learning technology that grows plants right in a kitchen, closed a $1.2m seed funding round.
The round was led by Butterfly Ventures, Techstars, and the Dubai-based family office Ginco Investments.
The company intends to use the funds expand into Europe and the US and will be on sale imminently.
Led by Gregory Lu, CEO, Natufia Labs provides the Natufia Kitchen Garden, which automatically grows a nutritious assortment of fresh plants, vegetables, flowers and herbs in households and restaurant kitchens all year round. Using machine learning and real-time data analysis the connected garden will process environmental changes and adjust its settings accordingly.
Currently, the company offers more than 30 types of fully organic and recycled seed capsules including popular herbs and plants such as basil and kale.