Norway’s Huddly makers of video conferencing hardware and software, has raised a Series C round of 80 million NOK (€8.1 million) from investors including Mertoun Capital, Gjeh Pty, Staff Holding, and Electric Work. The round follows a $10 million Series B investment in early 2017.

The Oslo-based startup makes Huddly Go, a smart camera and software platform that aids collaboration and communication among teams. A spokesperson told Tech.eu that the new funds will be invested in building a product portfolio of new AI and IoT computer vision products. It also plans to grow its staff from 45 to 70.

Earlier this year, the company inked a partnership with Google to bring the Huddly Go camera to its Hangout Meets hardware kit, replacing Logitech.

New CEO Jonas Rinde, who was appointed in October, told DN that it is aiming to become the “premium alternative” to Logitech. The company added that it is considering partnerships and queries from a number of other major US companies.

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