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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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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