Sentera, a digital agriculture technology provider, has announced it has raised around £10.8m in Series A funding for further development.
The company’s sensors and AI technology help to rapidly detect nutrition, disease, and plant status issues, in applications ranging from corn and soybeans to vegetables, fruit, and nuts.
Sentera information integrates directly with most integrated data management platforms, including John Deere Operations Center and Climate FieldView.
Eric Taipale, CEO at Sentera, said: “We have seen outstanding customer traction with our real-time digital analytics, sensors, and data platform. That has translated to accelerating commercial and enterprise customer and revenue growth.”
He added: “We’ve built a very powerful capability but we’ve also been intensely focused on building a product that is easy to use and to incorporate into existing workflows. This investment allows us to ramp so we can take these digital products to scale more quickly, alongside the growers, advisors, and enterprise partners who’ve helped us to develop and refine our products.”
Chicago-based S2G Ventures, New York-based Continental Grain Company, and Washington DC-based Middleland Capital, lead Sentera’s new funding group.
Sanjeev Krishnan, managing director at S2G Ventures, said: “We invest in teams that share our vision in building a food system designed for the 21st century and beyond. We are incredibly excited about Sentera’s people, their core technology, and their commercial success.”
Sentera has more than 1,000 North American reseller locations and additional customers, partners, and resellers around the world.
The news on investment comes around a month after the Minneapolis-based company expanded its product portfolio with DJI Inspire and Matrice Drones.
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