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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.

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Jan 20, 2021

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.

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Jul 31, 2020

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.

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May 20, 2020

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.

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Feb 4, 2020

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.

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Aerobotics gets additional R29m funding

The agritech start-up invests its funding in its US expansion, an online drone marketplace and infrastructure.

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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.

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Dec 21, 2018

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.

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Jul 18, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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Feb 6, 2018

Google accelerator focuses on emerging markets

Twenty-four start-ups from various developing markets, including SA, participate in a Google boot camp in San Francisco for companies ready to scale.

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