Agri-tech startup N.Thing secures $2.2 million in Series A funding  

Nthing's smart farm cube uses internet technology for agriculture.

The Agriculture IoT startup N.Thing got 2.55 billion won or $2.2 million in series A funding from domestic venture capital and individual investors such as SpringCamp, UQI Partners, and TBT. The cumulative investment that the startup has is 3.8 billion won or $3.3 million. In 2015, the startup had secured investment of about $1.7 million from KDB Bank (Korea Development Bank).

Nthing is an Agri-tech startup that develops a container-type Smart Farm Cube that combines agriculture and Internet technology and mass-produces and supplies high-quality vegetables through its own operating system. Plant cubes can grow 50 kinds of crops with uniform quality without external climatic effects.

Nthing also has developed Planty square and Planty, which are easy to use planters that are internet connected and motivate people to adopt planting and farming. The latest funding has boosted Nthing’s future endeavours.

“We are currently working on building a large-scale vertical farm in Korea and will focus on successfully achieving global market entry,” said Kim Hye-yeon, CEO of Nthing. “We are planning to enter Japan, Singapore, and the US, starting with the Middle East. “

The investors too have faith in the startup that it will expand globally. “We are confident that Nthing will expand the smart farm scale to the global smart farm market through this investment,” said Spring Camp in a media statement.

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