After raising £100,000 with Angel Investors, the London based start-up Gartenzwerg has reached its £50,000 crowdfunding goal 21 days prior to end of their campaign on the platform Seedrs: https://www.seedrs.com/gartenzwerg.
Now the team prepares for getting their product ready for launch this year.
With the vision to build self-sufficient cities and the mission to give anyone access to fresh and nutritious food, co-founders Sabrina and Andre take the first step by launching a customer focused solution. The product is a smart home garden that enables people to grow food from home effortlessly on the push of a button.
Gartenzwerg is a fully automated and beautifully designed indoor gardening system with which people can have small fruits, vegetables and herbs year-round right from home. The campaign went live on the 27th of November and it has garnered a steady flow of investments on Seedrs: https://www.seedrs.com/gartenzwerg.
They are now open for overfunding.
The expectations the founders Sabrina and Andre had from Gartenzwerg were: “a small product that fits into any environment, can be used year-round, is aesthetic, easy, fully automated, affordable and most importantly focuses on the experience of growing food, not on the technology inside it.”
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At the same time, the main reasons why people don’t grow food from home is down to a lack of space, time and knowledge. Which is why Gartenzwerg wants to take these hurdles away and the founders believe 2018 is the perfect time to launch an innovative indoor gardening system in the market.
Gartenzwerg is a hydroponic system, meaning it only uses water and nutrients to grow plants. No soil, no pesticides, no chemicals. It provides plants with everything that nature does.
The technology inside controls light intensity, water level, pH level, temperature and humidity, mimicking the perfect growing environment no matter the season. As an Internet of Things (IoT) product, the little helper communicates with the growers over the app to let them know if the plants require attention and what they have to do.
“The year couldn’t have started any better and as a personal icing on the cake, we hit our crowdfunding target on my birthday. I’m thrilled and feel excited about what’s to come. With our launch planned for Q3 2018, we now focus on getting Gartenzwerg ready for mass production.”
“At the moment people in urban areas often don’t even consider to grow food in their homes, simply because they don’t think it is possible. With Gartenzwerg we want to educate on how fun, easy and rewarding it is to grow food yourself. We want personal indoor gardens become as normal as having a fridge in your home.”
“Opening the round to the crowd was very important for us. Not only did we reach our funding target, but we made great new connections, have a lot of ambassadors who stand behind what we are doing and got really good insights and feedback on our product from people who invested because they want to have a Gartenzwerg in their homes too.”
“The last weeks have been very exciting at Gartenzwerg. We have been accepted to the IoT Tribe Programme which is funded by the European Commission. They support a selected group of IoT startups to get their solutions market ready. With the successful crowdfunding campaign and the programme, we have everything together to achieve our targets this year.”
Readers who curious to know more about Gartenzwerg’s crowdfunding campaign can visit their seedrs crowdfunding page: www.gartenzwerg.me/seedrs
Founder’s Contact Details:
Gartenzwerg Technologies Ltd