Vancouver, August 19, 2020 -  Semios is excited to be selected as one of the nine startups to join the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator Canada cohort. According to Google, this accelerator program "is designed to bring the best of Google's programs, products, people and technology to startups that leverage machine learning and AI".

"From faster disease detection to real-time crop and pest management, we're inspired and honored to work alongside these companies over the next few months to help solve their most pressing technical and business needs," says Ashley Francisco, the Head of Startup Developer Ecosystems at Google Canada in a blog post.

Running from September 8 to November 27, this three-month program is held virtually this year. The other Canadian startups joining Google for Startups Accelerator program include Arkangel AI, Bridge7, Curv Health, Eyeread, Kabo, Longan Vision, LumenEd, and ProteinQure.

With this opportunity to collaborate with the great team at Google, Semios will be augmenting the use of machine learning and AI in its all-in-one crop management platform to help growers run their operations more effectively and efficiently.


About Semios

Founded in 2010, Vancouver-based Semios offers a precision farming platform that provides real-time crop data and pest management tools for growers of tree fruit, nut and vine crops. Leveraging a proprietary, in-orchard IoT wireless network, machine learning, and big data analytics, Semios helps farmers manage insect pests, disease, frost and irrigation. The Semios analytics engine draws on diverse sources of data and information including a robust, wireless network of in-canopy IoT sensors on each customer farm measuring climate, soil moisture, insect and disease activity. Since 2018, Semios has been named to the Global Cleantech 100, an annual  list of the 100 most innovative cleantech companies globally, and the Thrive Top 50, list of the 50 leading global AgTech companies. 

For more information or an interview with Semios CEO, Dr. Michael Gilbert, please contact Laura Ehman: or 604-229-2044.


About Google for Startups Accelerator

Google for Startups Accelerator Canada is a three-month accelerator program for Seed to Series A Canadian technology startups. The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google's programs, products, people and technology to startups that leverage machine learning and AI in their company today or plan to in the future. In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator also includes deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition and leadership development for founders.


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