Vancouver, March 11, 2019 - For the second consecutive year, Semios is proud to be named to SVG Ventures' THRIVE Top 50 annual ranking of the world's leading scaling and visionary agriculture technology companies. With the world's largest Internet-of-things (IoT) network in agriculture, Semios is recognized in the 'Connected Devices' category for its extensive work networking orchards to optimize yield.
Recognizing companies across six different technology categories and seven problem areas within agriculture and food, the THRIVE Top 50 list is the result of six months of rigorous research and analysis with input provided by SVG Ventures corporate partners’ Trimble, Land O’Lakes, Wilbur Ellis, Taylor Farms, Elanco, Corteva, E&J Gallo Winery, Verizon Wireless, the City of Salinas, Western Growers Association, Yamaha Motor Venture & Laboratory Silicon Valley, Driscoll’s Berries, JV Smith, and Wells Fargo.
“This year’s awardees are developing incredible solutions that enable the agriculture and food industries to respond in a proactive way to urgent environmental challenges, labor shortages, food security, and human health concerns” said SVG Ventures-THRIVE Founder and CEO John Hartnett, “Top 50 companies are critical assets to the industry and we are proud to highlight the incredible spectrum of innovation represented by this year’s Top 50.”
"We're proud to be named amongst other innovators who are dedicated to solving agricultural challenges," said Semios CEO, and Founder, Dr. Michael Gilbert. "When it comes to specialty crops, we believe the key to producing a high-grade yield with minimal environmental impact lies in the granular agronomic data found in each orchard's unique ecosystem. We're working alongside growers to combine their expertise with the microclimate data collected by our wireless network of sensors to predict, mitigate, and manage risks more cost-effectively".
Semios offers a precision farming platform that provides real-time crop management tools for tree fruit and nut growers. Leveraging a proprietary, in-orchard IoT wireless network, machine learning, and big data analytics, Semios helps growers manage insect pests, disease, frost, and irrigation. The Semios analytics engine draws on multiple sources of data and information including a robust, wireless network of in-canopy IoT sensors on every acre of our customer farms measuring climate, soil moisture, insect and disease activity every ten minutes.
For more information or an interview with Semios CEO, Dr. Michael Gilbert, please contact Laura Ehman: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-229-2044.
About SVG Ventures-THRIVE
SVG-THRIVE is the leading agri-food innovation ecosystem, comprised of top agriculture, food & technology corporations, universities and investors. With a community of over 1,500 startups from 67 countries, the THRIVE platform invests, accelerates and creates unparalleled access for entrepreneurs to scale globally. SVG Ventures-THRIVE is based in Silicon Valley, California. Click to view the complete THRIVE Top 50 list.