Manawatu Agtech Start-Up Koru Diagnostics Raises $900k Seed Investment
A Palmerston North-based start-up company, Koru Diagnostics, has had impressive success with its first funding round.
Koru, which is developing cost-effective laboratory and rapid farmside tests, was substantially oversubscribed when it closed its seed funding round recently with close to a million dollars.
CEO, Rhys McKinlay, is very happy with the outcome. “We raised over $900k, mostly from angel investors, which will give us a commercialisation runway through until late 2019. These funds will be directed towards product development and commercial scale-up, protecting our IP and securing new commercial partnerships,” he says.