Aigen: AI-Driven Robotics Company Closes $12 Million In Funding

By Noah Long ● Nov 16, 2023

Aigen – an AI-driven robotics company – recently announced that it closed $12 million in Series A financing from leading investor ReGen Ventures and NEA, Cleveland Avenue, Incite, and Susquehanna Private Equity Investments LLLP. The funding round expands Aigen’s manufacturing capacity to meet high pre-order demand and create a new agricultural era that is both sustainable and scalable.

Launched in 2020, Aigen is the only agricultural technology company developing solar-powered autonomous robots for crop management without chemicals or fossil fuels. And the Aigen Element robots combine LTE connectivity with the cutting edge of AI, ML, solar, and battery technology to create a reliable, sustainable product that saves farmers time and money.

To date, Aigen has successfully demonstrated and integrated all critical technologies to solve farmers’ most urgent problem – eliminating herbicide-resistant weeds at scale. And with a total $19 million raised, Aigen is building a 7,500 sq ft manufacturing and R&D facility to manufacture their solar-powered robotic fleet.

The Aigen Element robotics service will debut on over 20,000 acres of U.S. farmland, arriving on farms in April 2024 to transform weed control and real-time farming insights.


“Aigen is building a future where both people and the planet thrive, and ReGen is thrilled to be supporting their journey.”

“ReGen Ventures believes that innovation is the cornerstone of a regenerative future, and that’s why we invest in visionary companies like Aigen. The Aigen team’s exceptional progress in hardware and software development has us eagerly supporting their next phase – scaling.”

— Rose Marcario, Partner at ReGen Ventures and former CEO of Patagonia

“Aigen is defining a new era for agriculture, where farmers prosper and people are healthier. Getting chemicals out of our food is not only incredibly important for fighting climate change, it’s also personal for Kenny and Rich. The Aigen team embodies what Incite looks for in our investments: talented entrepreneurs who have the power to make the world a better place. We are thrilled to be joining them.”

— Swati Mylavarapu, managing partner at Incite

“Agriculture is the intersection of human health and planetary health and that’s why we focused on creating technology for farmers that is both profitable and sustainable. Our robotic fleet empowers farmers to escape the conventional system of chemical dependency. Thank you to our amazing team who have accomplished so much in the past year. We are humbled by the support of our investors and incredibly excited to scale our fleet into 2024 and beyond.”

— Kenny Lee, co-founder and CEO of Aigen

“Aigen wouldn’t have been possible a few years ago, because the technology wasn’t there. Today, we have a great team working on the cutting edge of AI, robotics, electric motors, and solar power. Thanks to technological advances in all those areas and the incredible work of our team, we are automating farming solutions that have worked for thousands of years and helping farmers get chemicals off their farms and out of our food.”

— Rich Wurden, co-founder and CTO of Aigen

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