Koloni, a Midwest-based startup, announced today that it has successfully completed a seed round of $1.3 million. The round was led by Jason Calacanis’ Launch Fund with additional investments from ISA Ventures, Twelve19 Ventures, Chicago Early Growth Ventures, Locker One Ventures and others.
Koloni’s platform is looking to revolutionize the smart locker industry, enabling smart lockers for rental, storage, and delivery applications. Established in 2016, Koloni started in the locker industry by enabling shared/rental products in parks and public spaces. In 2020, the Koloni platform enabled lockers to be programmed by the business.
The funding will be used to add team members — developers, sales and marketing people — to help manage the company’s growth.
“The current industry provides a lot of friction for businesses to start utilizing smart lockers,” said CEO Brian Dewey in a release. “The industry is currently fulfilling one transaction, parcel delivery. We have enabled lockers to become programmable for not just delivery, but storage and rental applications.”
Koloni has quickly expanded its geographic footprint into Europe and Asia as well. The platform is industry agnostic and can integrate with existing tech companies using the Koloni APIs.