Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital platforms benefit tens of thousands of growers across millions of acres. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is furthering its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. In 2019, Indigo established The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to draw down 1T tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide through agricultural soils.
Bowery Farming, a Google-backup agritech startup that most recently raised a Series B-1, focuses on growing eight types of leafy greens and is testing dozens of additional vegetables. Bowery uses zero pesticides and 95% less water than a conventional farm. Part of what makes the company unique is its proprietary software, called BoweryOS, which uses machine learning to monitor plants as they grow. If a certain batch of lettuce needs less light or a cooler atmosphere, the software can adjust the conditions in the warehouse.
Arable is a startup that was building a connected device designed to help farmers manage their irrigation and improve crop yields. Its device — the Arable Mark — was launched in 2017. It contained sensors to measure rainfall, temperature, wind, humidity, and more so it can advise farmers when to water their fields.
Ceres Imaging is a farming solutions company that helps growers and farm advisors make proactive decisions using aerial imagery and data analytics. Backed by university-validated science, Ceres Imaging seamlessly transforms precise crop imagery into actionable insights that help growers maximize resources, yields, and profits. Ceres Imaging's team of experienced analysts, agronomists, and scientists is committed to giving farmers the power to solve with certainty.