As an exciting year for sewts is coming to an end, we want to take a look back at a few milestones that have taken place during the last 12 months. Let’s get right into it!
January and February 2021 – Preparing to move
Our year 2021 started with some exciting tasks. With the knowledge that we would be testing our prototype in a running laundry soon, we tackled moving preparations. This was no easy feat considering we had to transport 2 industrial robots, 8 electrical motors, 4 grippers, 750 kg of aluminum profiles and 2500 meters of cable.
March 2021 – Starting to test our prototype at an industrial laundry
Testing our system under real conditions of a laundry plant allowed us to prove our concept and provided us with some invaluable insights into the environment of industrial laundries.
April 2021 – Seed-Funding round completed
We couldn’t do a yearly review without mentioning our successful Seed Funding round we completed in April. We added APEX Ventures, Bayern Kapital GmbH and High-Tech Gründerfonds to our investor roster. This financing enables us to take our technology to the next level, hire key positions in our growth path and enter the market of our first product, VELUM.
May 2021 – Hiring our Head of Software
In May, we filled one of the most important open positions of 2021 – our Head of Software. From his first day at sewts, Ernst has become a cornerstone of our team and we are lucky to profit from his 8 years of experience in Software Development and Consulting.
July 2021 – Winning third place in the BayStartup Business Plan Contest
We won third place in this year’s installment of the BayStartup Business Plan Contest. To be a top 3 startup out of 80 applications fills us with pride and shows us that we’re on the right track to revolutionize the automation technology industry.
August 2021 – Releasing our product video
If you’re working on something for a long time, you can’t wait to show it to the world. That’s why we were incredibly happy to present our product video to the world in August. If you haven’t seen it yet, here you go:
September 2021 – Moving our prototype to our first own workshop space
After six months of successful testing, it was time to bring our prototype home – to our first own workshop space. With this space being very close to the office, we’re able to speed up development and test new features in a fast and comfortable way.
November 2021 – Releasing our new design
Of course, the redesign of our corporate design didn’t happen within a month, but November saw us releasing the new look as well as our new website. Apart from the aesthetic upgrade, we also made sure to provide a lot more information on our product and strategy on our webpage.
November and December 2021 – Laundry visits
This winter, we invited laundries from all over Europe to visit our workshop and have a look at our system. Despite the difficult Covid-19 situation, we were able to make it happen and received great feedback as well as helpful input for our further development.
With this year coming to a close, we’re looking forward to an exciting new year! We predict 2022 will bring many changes, challenges and a lot of growth to sewts. After all, that’s exactly what a start-up needs, right?
Whatever may come our way, we’re happy to bring you along for the ride!