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The Californian - Oakland company helps growers produce healthier crops, larger yields - June 5, 2017

Ceres Imaging helps growers produce healthier crops and larger yields.

The Oakland-based company specializes in aerial-captured images of row crops, orchards and vineyards. After a plane equipped with high-tech equipment flies over fields, a grower can receive important crop data within 24 to 48 hours.

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AgWeb - Climate Corp Expands Crop Analysis Tools - June 5, 2017

To increase in-season aerial imagery and enhance crop analysis, Climate Corporation is partnering with Ceres Imaging, TerrAvion and Agribotix. Farmers will have access to additional high-resolution images on top of Climate’s current interconnected platform...

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Techcrunch - Ceres Imaging raises $5 million to pinpoint crop stress for farmers - May 10, 2017

Oakland, Calif.-based Ceres Imaging has raised $5 million in a Series A investment led by Romulus Capital. The startup uses cameras, sensors and software to pinpoint crop stress in the field for farmers, so that they can apply herbicides, pesticides and irrigation just where it’s needed...

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Reuters - The Climate Corp partners with advanced aerial imagery providers to deliver deeper crop analysis tools for farmers - May 31, 2017

The Climate Corporation partners with advanced aerial imagery providers to deliver deeper crop analysis tools for farmers...

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PR Newswire - Ceres Imaging Lands $5 Million in Series A Funding to Help Growers Manage Crops and Optimize Yield - May 10, 2017

Ceres Imaging, an aerial spectral imagery and analytics company serving the agricultural sector, today announced it has raised a $5 million Series A round led by Romulus Capital. The company, which has raised $8m to date, will use the funding to scale in its current markets, speed entry into new crops, and hire additional staff...

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Bloomberg - In Trump’s America, Heartland Hooks Up With Silicon Valley - May 9, 2017

President Donald Trump’s get-tough attitude on immigration is spurring a surge of high-tech investment in America’s heartland, where farmers are scrambling for new ways of coping with labor shortages and slumping profits.

Finding people for the sometimes back-breaking tasks of planting and harvesting crops has become more and more difficult in the U.S., where the industry has relied on cheap immigrant labor for generations. Since taking office in January, Trump has compounded the problem with actions to limit foreign workers. But that’s also encouraged some investors to bet that growers will increasingly need new tools to cut costs and boost productivity.

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Hawaii Business - THE FUTURE OF FARMING - January 2017

Imagine a world in which robots, drones and artificial intelligence plant, monitor, harvest, and deliver your food.

This may sound like science fiction, but it is, in fact, the emerging reality in farming. “We’re seeing robots that can plant, water and seed a 10-by-10 plot, pick strawberries and shake mac nut trees. There are infrared sensors to show you how hot the plants are and how much water they need, and drones that can fertilize in perfect amounts,” says Cole Santos, co-founder of Maui Makers.

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Wired - SILICON VALLEY’S MISSION TO SAVE CALIFORNIA AG FROM DYING OF THIRST - May 4, 2017

When George McFadden sits at his computer to analyze crop photos, he looks like a doctor pointing out trouble spots on an X-ray. He identifies unnatural lines, “blob-like” patterns, and streaks clouding a field. All can indicate a troubling diagnosis...

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Grist - Techies and tractors: Silicon Valley’s next big thing is saving water - May 2, 2017

When George McFadden sits at his computer to analyze crop photos, he looks like a doctor pointing out trouble spots on an X-ray. He identifies unnatural lines, “blob-like” patterns, and streaks clouding a field. All can indicate a troubling diagnosis...

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Imagine H2O - How Ceres Imaging Won the Imagine H2O Challenge - May 23, 2016

At Imagine H2O, we select 10 of the most promising water technology businesses globally each year, and commit to providing each of them with a path to market through investor and customer introductions, mentorship, and visibility...

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Inc Magazine - How to Be Smarter Than Your Investors: Continuous Customer Discovery - Feb 20, 2014

A while back I blogged about Ashwin, one of my ex-students, who wanted to raise a seed round to build unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) with a hyperspectral camera and fly them over farm fields collecting hyperspectral images. These images, when processed with his company’s proprietary algorithms...

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