Aerobotics adds top agriculture expert to its ranks
The agritech start-up appoints agricultural industry leader and technical agronomist Liaan Janse van Vuuren as GM of insights and action.
Naspers leads R253m funding in agritech start-up Aerobotics
The Series B investment will further technology development and product delivery in the US and Aerobotics’s other core territories.
Mixed views over SA start-up legislation proposal
Advocates say a tailor-made Start-up Act will be a powerful tool for empowering entrepreneurs in SA, while detractors say it will remain a pipe dream.
Naspers invests R100m in agritech start-up Aerobotics
Early stage business funding initiative Naspers Foundry invests in Aerobotics, founded by James Paterson and Benji Meltzer in 2014, specialising in the application of artificial intelligence in agriculture.
Set to soar
Winner of the IITPSA’s Technology Excellence Award, Aerobotics brings together drone and AI technologies to help fruit farmers get the best from their assets.
Aerobotics gets additional R29m funding
The agritech start-up invests its funding in its US expansion, an online drone marketplace and infrastructure.
Local innovative companies get global recognition
The Sun Exchange and Aerobotics have been named in Fast Company's top 10 most innovative companies in Africa list.
Aerobotics to provide tree crop analytics to ECape farms
The Cape Town-based farming start-up joins forces with The Co-op, making its tree crop analytics and software available to 1 300 farms.
Local farming start-up gains international attention
Cape Town-based Aerobotics secures its second round of funding from six investors, some based in Silicon Valley.
Second SA city gets Amazon CloudFront edge location
Amazon Web Services will establish a new Amazon CloudFront edge location in Cape Town, giving customers faster content delivery.
Google backs local smart farming platform
After working for three years on making a smart idea become reality, a team of young South Africans got just the machine learning boost they needed from Google.