StayrAI Raises €1.2M in Seed Funding to Revolutionize Aquarium Care with AI-Powered Automated Water Changes

Munich, GermanyStayrAI, a startup in Germany that is developing AI-powered automated water change solutions for aquariums, today announced that it has raised €1.2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Atlantic Labs, with participation from Earlybird Venture Capital, Speedinvest, and angel investors.

The funding will be used to accelerate StayrAI’s development and commercialization of its products. The company plans to launch its first product, the StayrAI Rein, in early 2024. The Rein is a self-contained system that uses AI to automate water changes, dosing schedules, and real-time monitoring of aquarium parameters.

“We are excited to partner with Atlantic Labs, Earlybird Venture Capital, and Speedinvest to bring StayrAI to market,” said Christian Wechsler, co-founder and CEO of StayrAI. “This funding will allow us to accelerate our development and commercialization efforts, and make StayrAI the go-to solution for aquarium care.”

The StayrAI Rein is the first product to offer AI-powered automated water changes for aquariums. The system uses a variety of sensors to monitor the aquarium’s water quality, and then uses AI to determine the optimal schedule for water changes. The Rein can also be used to dose fertilizers, dechlorination solutions, and minerals.

“StayrAI is at the forefront of a new wave of innovation in the pet care industry,” said Jan Hammer, Partner at Atlantic Labs. “The company’s AI-powered technology has the potential to revolutionize aquarium care, and we are excited to be a part of their journey.”

The growth of the pet care industry is being driven by a number of factors, including the increasing popularity of pets, the growing demand for personalized care, and the rising adoption of technology. The pet care market is expected to reach $227.9 billion by 2027.

StayrAI’s AI-powered technology offers a number of advantages over traditional aquarium care methods, including:

  • Increased accuracy and precision: The StayrAI Rein uses AI to determine the optimal schedule for water changes, ensuring that the aquarium’s water quality is always maintained at a high level.
  • Reduced labor: The StayrAI Rein automates the water change process, freeing up time for aquarists to enjoy their hobby.
  • Improved monitoring: The StayrAI Rein provides real-time monitoring of aquarium parameters, allowing aquarists to quickly identify and address any problems.

StayrAI is one of a number of startups that are developing AI-powered solutions for the pet care industry. Other notable players in this space include:

  • KoiCare: KoiCare is an AI-powered platform that helps koi owners manage their pond care. The platform provides real-time monitoring of pond parameters, as well as recommendations for water treatment and feeding schedules.
  • Wag!: Wag! is a mobile app that connects dog owners with dog walkers and pet sitters. The app uses AI to match dog owners with the best possible caregiver for their needs.
  • Petcube: Petcube is a line of connected pet cameras that allow owners to see, hear, and talk to their pets remotely. The cameras also have built-in features for playing games with pets and dispensing treats.

The growth of the pet care industry is creating opportunities for a variety of startups. StayrAI is well-positioned to capitalize on this growth with its AI-powered automated water change solutions. The company has the potential to revolutionize aquarium care, and make it easier and more enjoyable for aquarists to keep their fish healthy and happy.

Deal Table for StayrAI

Key peopleInvestorsAmount investedSectorFunding round
Christian Wechsler, Moritz WechslerAtlantic Labs, Earlybird Venture Capital, Speedinvest€1.2 millionPet careSeed

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