Collin Arocho
12 January

Smart Robotics has announced the closing of a “second significant funding round.” While the total investment received wasn’t disclosed, the Eindhoven-based software specialist did reveal that financing was led by the Dutch high-tech venture capital fund Innovation Industries and the Mirai Creation Fund II, backed by Toyota Motor Corporation as a key limited partner. With this injection of capital, the scale-up will look to further accelerate the roadmap for its no-code and easy-to-use products for logistics picking applications, as well as develop new products and increase its global footprint with international customers.

Smart Robotics Johan Jardevall
Johan Jardevall is taking the helm as the new CEO. Credit: Smart Robotics

To help achieve these growth ambitions, Smart Robotics simultaneously made public the appointment of its new captain of the ship, as co-founder Mark Menting announced he’s stepping down as managing director due to personal reasons. With a proven track record of successful growth journeys within the international software domain, software veteran Johan Jardevall is taking the helm as the new CEO. “Robotics is a very interesting space, ready for adoption in a number of new industries,” says Jardevall. “What Smart Robotics has been able to achieve with robots in terms of user-friendliness and ease of integration in existing workspaces is incredible.”