News | 12-01-2022

Smart Robotics accelerates growth: new funding round and CEO

written by: Smart Robotics

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – January 12 2022


Smart Robotics, the leading developer of intelligent robot picking software, founded by Mark Menting and Heico Sandee, announces today the closing of the second significant funding round led by the Dutch high-tech venture capital fund Innovation Industries and Mirai Creation Fund II, backed by Toyota Motor Corporation as a key limited partner.


Smart Robotics has since its inception shown that its AI-based software platform is leading in the robotized picking market, with its no-code and easy to use interface for deployment and configuration. This investment round will further accelerate the roadmap for the current products for logistics picking applications and new products as well as increase the commercial footprint of the organization internationally.


As a natural next step in the company’s growth journey, a CEO has been appointed to lead the organization. The new CEO, Johan Jardevall, is a software veteran with a track record of very successful growth journeys within international software businesses and forms the new executive management team together with Heico Sandee (CTO) and Eric Sas (CFO).


Johan couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity: “Robotics is a very interesting space, ready for adoption in a number of new industries. What Smart Robotics has been able to achieve with robots in terms of user friendliness and ease of integration in existing work spaces is incredible. I’m proud to be leading this organization on its growth journey.“