RKKVC and Level2 Ventures join a $12M round for Sea Machines Robotics
Sea Machines Robotics, a US-based autonomous marine vessels company, has raised a $12 million investment led by Emerald Technology Ventures, Nabtesco with the participation of Chevron Technology Ventures. The round was also joined by two VC firms from the CEE region, RKKVC and Level2 Ventures.
- Founded in 2014 and based in Boston, USA, Sea Machines Robotics is specializing in the development of autonomous technology for marine and maritime vessels, catering not only to commercial sectors but significantly to military applications as well.
- The company’s cutting-edge solutions are designed to enhance operational efficiency, safety, and the strategic capabilities of naval and maritime operations, underscoring the critical dual-use potential of their technologies in both civilian and defense maritime activities.
- The company’s customers already include Lockheed Martin, MAERSK, Oersted, the US Navy, US Special Forces, and DLR.
Sea Machines is a pioneer in the fast-growing market for autonomous shipping services. By investing in the company, we are betting that automatic control and collision avoidance systems will be key drivers of competitiveness in the maritime sector… It is estimated that this sector will grow at an annual rate of 9.6% between 2022 and 2030,Adam Rudowski, General Partner of Level2 Ventures, says.
- The current round was led by Emerald Technology Ventures and Nabtesco Technology Ventures. Chevron Technology Ventures and IMC Group also participated in the funding.
- In addition, the company received support from RKKVC, a Warsaw-based family office investing between €100,000 — €1 million in early-stage startups, represented by Mateusz Bodio, and Level2 Ventures, also a Polish VC founded by Polish partners, represented by Adam Rudowski.
Sea Machines will use the capital raised to improve its technology, expand its customer base, and increase its market share.