Delft-based Nurtio Technologies, a professional gardening service provider, announced on Wednesday that it has secured an undisclosed investment from the Amsterdam-based impact fund Shamrock Ventures.
Nurtio says it will use the funds to accelerate the growth of its current product lineup, strengthen its market position and prepare to launch new products.
The Dutch company is also planning to raise another investment round later this year.
Iryna van der Meij, CEO of Nurtio Technologies, says, “We are beyond excited to have someone as experienced and as knowledgeable as Shamrock Ventures on board. Having an investor that shares our market ambition and our passion for nature, and a healthy environment means a great deal of support for us. We are convinced that this cooperation will benefit both organisations and all the participants of the interiorscaping market, as new funding is allowing us to test several new product ideas and improve on the existing product portfolio.”
Nurtio Technologies: What you need to know
Founded by Iryna Pakhomova, Marco Zijlstra, and Yuri Kriachko, Nurtio provides connected gardening products for commercial real estate, removing all the guesswork from indoor plant maintenance and making plant ownership easier and considerably less costly.
Currently, the company offers two products:
Nurtio Protect: A sensor-based product for the remote monitoring of the most valuable plant assets. The product gives care tips based on all the knowledge about the plants and allows users to adjust them depending on the particular situation.
Nurtio Insight: A plant tagging software to automate field inventory management and service reporting for plant care companies.
Based out of Amsterdam, Shamrock Ventures is an early-stage impact venture capital fund managed by experienced entrepreneurs and operators. Last year, Shamrock closed a €10M pre-Seed and early-Seed impact fund to focus on purpose-driven tech startups in the Netherlands.
Tommy Hurley, Managing Partner of Shamrock Ventures, says, “The solutions of Nurtio are disrupting the traditional interiorscaping market by making processes more efficient in terms of costs and environmental savings, and we are excited to help accelerate Nurtio’s impact.”