bags US$1.8M to help firms prevent unplanned downtime of industrial assets, improve workplace safety

The Groundup team, a Singaporean startup helping industrial companies prevent unplanned downtime of industrial assets and improve workplace safety, has raised US$1.8 million in its seed funding round.

Wavemaker Partners led the round, with participation from SEEDS Capital and unnamed angels.

The company will use the investment to grow its in-house AI and software team and capabilities and to expand into international markets, including Qatar, Australia and Japan. was founded by Leon Lim, a serial entrepreneur with two exits, and co-founded by operations and chemical engineering veteran Alex Wong.

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Its core solutions lie in condition-based monitoring and predictive maintenance to help companies prevent unplanned downtime of heavy machinery. It also uses Computer Vision to improve workplace safety and save lives.

Its sound-first predictive maintenance platform is done by deploying its proprietary IoT sound sensors and GINA AI platform. GINA picks up sound anomalies, which indicate potential machine issues, so that such issues can be resolved before any catastrophic breakdowns happen, helping clients save millions of dollars in the process.’s solutions support industrial companies to take a proactive approach to machinery reliability and workplace safety, ultimately helping to improve the lives and work conditions of those in the industrial sector.

Its solutions have been deployed across various industries, including manufacturing, maritime, and construction.

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