Startups
Innovators & Change Agents

Solving Problems. Shaping the future of Ag.

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Aanika Biosciences
Vishaal Bhuyan & Ellen Jorgensen

Aanika Biosciences leverages the power of biology to develop tools that enhance traceability and safety within the food system. Their proprietary flagship technology uses warranted microbial tags containing unique molecular watermarks to allow secure identification of food without printed barcodes, enabling unprecedented supply chain transparency.

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aerialPLOT
Jeremiah Roeth, PhD

aerialPLOT is a web-based software solution specifically designed for agricultural field research and on-farm evaluations. The platform automates the extraction of data from aerial imagery at operational scale to reduce the reliance on manual labor and subjectivity. aerialPLOT provides a portal to easily analyze, manage, and share this data in real time across the growing season. aerialPLOT operates an internal drone network across the United States to collect imagery season-long.

AgMonitor
Olivier Jerphagnon

AgMonitor provides a farming decision-support software suite improving crop production efficiency and profit margins. At half the cost of traditional solutions, AgMonitor’s hardware-free platform is perfectly suited for growers looking to increase yield and reduce water, fertilizer, and energy inputs.

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AgNote
Guntars Vecpuisis

AgNote is easy to use and effective Farm Management Software which helps farmers easily and quickly input, organize, view, and track their farm data. AgNote has dedicated management areas for row, permanent and produce crops. No more spreadsheets!

AgroSmart
Mariana Vasconcelos

We develop state-of-the-art technology for the Rural Producer to use the power of data and explore the maximum potential of each hectare and real invested. Agrosmart technology is already used by companies and farmers in countries such as Brazil, the United States, Israel and others in Latin America.

AgTools LLC
Martha Montoya

AgTools,Winner of ML and AI in 2016 and 2017, provides game-changing intelligence to the agriculture market through up-to-the-moment statistics that affect time, cost, supply, demand, alternatives and more throughout the produce chain of food from farm to table on all levels. The company’s predictive technology will assist to solve and simplify decision making in the food industry. “We provide real time algorithm data service to farmers and buyers to offset volatility in the market increasing profitability and saving 74 billion dollars of food waste per year.”

AgVoice
Bruce Rasa

AgVoice provides a voice-to-data, workflow management service for food and ag professionals. By combining a voice-enabled user experience with a cloud-based proprietary analytics platform, AgVoice enables users to achieve verifiable fast inspections, reporting and workflow management for the agri-food supply chain more accurately. These actionable insights can improve yield, reduce risk and optimize sustainable use of water, fertilizer and pesticides.

Bear Flag
Igino Cafiero

Bear Flag utilizes innovative autonomous tractor technology in helping farmers increase productivity. Bear Flag Robotics is developing self-driving technology for tractors and implements. The Bear Flag mission is to lower the cost of farming through automation.

BioSensing Systems
Vincent Pluvinage

BioSensing Systems combines technologies from multiple sources with internal inventions, to enable new efficient uses of hyperspectral imaging in Agriculture and through the food supply chain.

Boost Biomes
Jamie Bacher

Boost Biomes is using the powerful social networks among microbes to provide novel, sustainable solutions to feed and heal people everywhere. The first products under development will reduce the enormous waste in agricultural products due to crop loss to fungal pests in the field and post-harvest. The technology differentiator is the development of a causal understanding of microbial interactions powerful enough to allow the rational construction of designer functional consortia.

Burro
Charlie Anderson

Burro builds robots to help people work more productively, with the long-term objective of automating all tedious work people do in specialty agriculture. The launch product, Burro, is an expandable robotic platform that follows workers, moves cargo autonomously, and captures the data needed to further automate farm work.

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CalCom Energy
Fred Ketcho

CalCom Energy is a 100% employee-owned, full-service energy solutions provider based in California’s Central Valley. Our team has led the deployment of over 150+ MW of solar generation and energy storage capacity across the food system value chain. Through our core offerings and service-oriented partnerships, CalCom Energy is committed to helping our customers increase efficiencies, meet climate targets and continuously improve operations

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Carbon Robotics
Paul Mikesell

Carbon Robotics, a leader in AI-powered robotics, empowers farmers to operate more efficiently by building innovative agriculture tools. The company’s revolutionary, high-precision laserweeding technology leverages sophisticated AI deep learning technology, computer vision, robotics and lasers to reduce weed control costs by 80% and improve crop yield and quality.

Chrysalabs
Samuel Fournier

ChrysaLabs brings the Lab into the Field. ChrysaLabs developed a portable probe that can measure in real-time soil nutrients and soil health, giving every needed information within seconds to producers and agronomists, with the same exact accuracy of a laboratory. Through the management platform, workers can access easily every data and take action quickly.

Concentric Power
Brian Curtis

Concentric Power is an innovative clean energy infrastructure company dedicated to sustainable agriculture and industry. Concentric develops onsite cogeneration facilities to deliver electric power and low temperature refrigeration from high efficiency, pre-engineered and pre-fabricated systems.

Concept Clean Energy
Elliot Jaramillo

Concept Clean Energy is a full-service renewable energy firm that brings together cutting-edge technologies to help clients create solutions that deliver excellent financial and environmental results. Current projects include large-scale solar, demand management, co-generation and energy storage.

FarmWise Lab Inc.
Sebastian Boyer

FarmWise builds smart and autonomous robots to solve the problem of weeds in agriculture, saving farmers time, labor and money. Their autonomous vegetable weeder provides consumers with healthier products and greater yields.

FieldIn
Boaz Bachar

FieldIn is an end-to-end pest management software solution for professional growers of specialty crops. They help growers save money on more efficient crop protection practices, reducing overall use of pesticides and eliminating spray mistakes. By utilizing sensors on equipment, FieldIn provides equipment tracking, real-time alerts on spray mistakes, pest management performance reports, view of pest population hotspots, pest severity levels and more.

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Ganaz
Hannah Freeman

Ganaz is a workforce management platform for agriculture with a mass communications system as its first tool. Ganaz uses technology to address shared pain points between employers and workers so that both parties thrive. The HR people management platform was built for agriculture and food manufacturing.

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GeoVisual Analytics
Charles McGregor

GeoVisual’s OnSight platform is an early warning and monitoring system that helps improve crop yields and reduce losses by detecting problems in the field earlier and with more precision. Crop scouts, PCAs, applicators, agronomists and growers can all be on the same page about what is happening in the field, along with a complete record of all collected data for thorough analysis and reporting. GeoVisual was recently featured in WG&S Magazine.

HeavyConnect
Patrick Zelaya

HeavyConnect is the World's Easiest Compliance App. We improve our customer's regulatory compliance with a powerful web dashboard and an easy-to-use mobile app. From the field to the facility, HeavyConnect provides growers, packers, and shippers a simple tool to comply with industry regulations.

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InseroSolutions
Steven Hoffman

Insero’s history is based on tech support and experience. It is a new company, established to have more interaction between company and customer. Insero has a major focus on bringing better training and knowledge to people but understanding the customer’s needs is paramount. Insero’s Vision is to bring Solutions to users.

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Inteligistics
Rao Mandava

Inteligistics offers innovative cool chain temperature visibility solutions to the fresh produce industry using “Internet of Things” and “Big Data” technologies. They integrate low power wireless (ZigBee/Bluetooth) sensors and “Machine to Machine” communications via smart gateways and patented circuits. The Cloud based software enables user friendly web services, graphics, reports, dashboards and alerts in order to enable highly effective customer operations. Our products are currently installed at a number of major produce companies in California and Mexico.

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Intelliculture
Cole Powers

IntelliCulture provides farm equipment management software to prevent pest outbreaks, increase labor efficiency and automate machine management. Our plug-and-play devices automatically track spray effectiveness, and other jobs on the farm.

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Invaio Sciences
Ignacio Martinez

Invaio is striving for nature-positive agriculture. The company solves performance and delivery challenges in crop health, enabling farmers to use more natural and effective crop health solutions that care for the whole crop system. Invaio is addressing consumer demands and unlocking radical benefits for farmers and the environment, leaving every acre better today and for generations to come.

iTradeNetwork, Inc.
Jason Varnii

Only iTradeNetwork is built for the food supply chain, enabling the visibility, control and insights built on the largest end-to-end food-centric supply network in the industry. Through an extensive trading partner network and a comprehensive data foundation, iTradeNetwork’s products allow distributors, manufacturers, operators, retailers, suppliers and wholesalers to easily communicate and collaborate on orders, logistics and distribution. Solutions offered by iTradeNetwork reduce cost, grow revenue and strengthen trading partner relationships.

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Kula Bio
Bill Brady

Kula Bio champions sustainable, biological solutions for modern agriculture, and produces a next generation nitrogen biofertilizer. Our energized, non-GMO, nitrogen-fixing microbes help farmers maintain yield, improve soil quality and significantly reduce carbon emissions and other environmental impacts associated with traditional, synthetic nitrogen fertilizers. By rewiring the energy flow from sun to soil, we're disrupting synthetic fertilizer to eliminate the division between affordable practices and stewardship of our land, sea and air.

LahakX
Eylon Sorek

Skyx.Solutions is an agricultural-robotics technology company enabling a modular fleet of autonomous drones for spraying. The innovative solution enables variable-rate application at spots or uniform coverage of entire farmland. SkyX serves growers and applicators that require new standards for their cost, accuracy, availability, and safety.

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MagrowTec
Gary Wickham

MagrowTec is a revolutionary spray technology that maximizes the efficacy of your crop protection products protecting your yield potential and improving your bottom line. We use magnetic fields to enhance spray profiles by improving droplet dynamics, increasing coverage and decreasing drift. Our BoomKit consists of 8 manifolds installed to condition your spray solution like fluid through a radiator. As your solution passes through the manifolds, we affect over forty different physical properties such as surface tension. There are no moving parts, no wires, and no monitors to hook up.

Naio Technologies
Simon Belin

French AgTech company specializes in agricultural robotics. Naio Technologies make autonomous robots that make farming easier. Naio’s objective is offering practical and durable solutions to agriculture.

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Nexus Robotics
Luc Labbé

Nexus Robotics has designed and built a robot that accurately extracts the root of weeds near the crop. The robot uses three arms and a computer vision system to differentiate between crops and weeds before pulling the weeds out of the ground. Soon the robot will also have the capability to inform the farmer of info such as crop health, soil moisture and yield estimates.

Novihum
Doug Walters

Founded in 2012, Novihum Technologies GmbH is a global provider of soil enhancement solutions to increase agricultural yields, improve plant resilience and make soils more fertile. Novihum Technologies manufactures its proprietary and patent protected lignite-based products at its 1,000 ton/year demonstration facility in Dortmund, Germany. The Company’s team of 30 employees aims to impact 1 million hectares of land by 2030.

Pago
Mike Dodson

Pago is creating a smarter food supply, one app at a time. Pago offers web and mobile tools for growers, labor, packing house, cold storage, sales to assess the quality of fruits of vegetables. Creating innovative software for food and agriculture, Pago serves farmers, fresh produce packers and shippers, juice makers, food manufacturers, and others working hard to feed the world.

Savormetrics
Harjeet Bajaj

Savormetrics’s FoodSafe Analyzers provide a fully integrated, real-time food quality analysis tool. The integration of cutting-edge hardware and software technology allows for non-destructive quantitative and qualitative measurements of fresh food products. Savormetric’s team of food scientists and engineers will train the algorithms to help achieve the business outcomes you desire.

Solare
Richard De Andrade

Solare is in the Industrial produces and food business. Solare is currently working on additional IP and developing various products for the marketplace.  Solare has several use cases to expand the use of our OECD listed Certified Hemp seed in addition to traditional uses. They will be announcing more as we make progress and get our new products to the marketplace.  Stay Tuned!

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SWAN Systems
Tim Hyde

SWAN Systems is the world's most advanced water management software. Our software and our expert team of agronomists help farmers, water managers, and commercial irrigators make the most out of every drop of water. Our configurable, hardware-independent water and nutrient management software helps growers make data-driven decisions about how much and when to irrigate, enabling you to precisely apply what is needed for optimal plant growth.

Verdant
Curtis Garner

Verdant Robotics was founded to provide the best autonomous farming services in the world. Their unique technology transforms grower profits by digitally mapping the entire farm across time and space, automatically tracking and treating every part of every plant — at a massive scale.