Uktena, the mixed reality industrial services platform, has closed its first funding round for an amount of 250,000 euros. This operation has opened an opportunity to propel the company’s growth.
The round has been backed by renowned business angels such as David Boronat, co- founder of the digital consultancy Multiplica, and Javier Juan Ortíz, a Valencian Community businessman in the textile recycling sector. In addition, family offices such as the Nero Family, of Paco Negre, and Racarteran, of Ramón and Pía Carnicer, former owners of the Valencian business group Obremo, have also participated in the capital injection. The public company ENISA has also taken part.
The company led by Rafael Wanderley intends to use this capital increase to grow the team, improve the product, invest in marketing, and boost sales.
The company is betting on this financing model to grow aggressively and be well- established when this technological change becomes a part of the everyday industry. “In the next two semesters, we will position ourselves in the national market to be able to make the international leap,” says Uktena’s CEO Rafael Wanderley.
Likewise, he states that the startup is at a stage where it is essential to show society that this technology, so present in science fiction movies like Iron Man, where the real and virtual worlds merge, is already applicable today.
On the other hand, the company’s mission is to increase commercial relations with Spanish SMEs and increase the number of platform subscriptions. “We want smaller customers to understand the benefit that Uktena provides them and that, for the first time they have something so innovative available to them as the large companies do”, explains Wanderley.
Uktena is described as a SaaS application that digitizes the experience of field industrial workers. Thus, the platform allows companies to share the knowledge of operators with their entire workforce in an agile and simple way. In short, it is a tool capable of eliminating the learning curve and expanding the labor supply in industries, as it allows workers to be trained on the go.