Climate patterns are becoming more erratic and excessive
These farmers can’t rely on anecdotal resources like the Old Farmer’s Almanac anymore. Extreme frost’s impact on an apple orchard wipes out five years of tending and nurturing. Both droughts and floods can place the small farmer in the same predicament of having to start over.
Time and Money. Money and Time
No matter how you look at it, there’s no getting around it. Regulations that are formed to support and protect the small farmer pose an overwhelming challenge - any time needed to learn and practice takes away from the farmer’s dusk-to-dawn responsibilities. Certifications such as GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) will directly impact their customers (restaurants, distributors), who will shoulder the accountability for their customers.
Smart Yields leverages data from credible and timely resources plus original data from the farmer’s soil, topography and microclimates. This gives small to medium scale farms access to contextual and relevant insights.
Smart Yields believes very strongly that the user experience for the farmer is key to everyone's success. It is our goal to ensure ease of use, from on-boarding to implementing to receiving alerts.
The farmer will be able to view activity via a device agnostic application. The reports and trends are detailed and contextual to what the farmer has identified as important factors that are missing from their current knowledge base.
Smart Yields Leverages Data
Smart Yields’ priority is to offer insights based on data from the farmer’s soil, topography and microclimates. This helps the farmer take steps confidently and make decisions that will increase productivity and efficiency.
We ensure that data is anonymized and sanitized. It is our attention to detail that enables the farmer to make better decisions and develop best practices.
Smart Yields’ Secret Sauce: The People
Our industry experts are well versed in agriculture and highly cognizant of how environmental sciences, catastrophes (both natural and human-induced) and geography can critically impact the small farmers' future.
Our product development team have experience ranging from Silicon Valley companies and global organizations. They are huge proponents of customer advocacy. The team’s user experience strategist makes sure that the end user is never forgotten.
Since its founding in 2015, Smart Yields has received international acclaim. The company was part of the sixth cohort of the Blue Startups accelerator program; selected for the 2017 cohort of the Elemental Excelerator; and was one of nine companies from around the world to present in the inaugural Laudato Si’ Challenge tech accelerator in Rome.
In 2018, Smart Yields was also named Hawaii’s Most Innovative Company in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Awards, Editor’s Choice Category. Smart Yields also won the 2018 Pacific Business News Business Leadership Hawaii award for Best in Small Business.
Smart Yields is already being used by farmers, growers, organizations, nonprofits, companies, and researchers around the world. Here is what a few of them have to say:
Just as Kleenex is another word for tissue, Google is a verb for search, we want Smart Yields to be aligned with these descriptors: credibility, integrity, empathy and trust.
With each geographical area that we propose to approach, we will make sure that there are opportunities for us to engage with:
We embrace the philosophy of contributing to the growth of a community, and to leave a place better than we found it.
Our difference: we are hardware, connectivity, crop agnostic. - we are a data aggregator.
In the past year, after opening locations in Europe and Asia, we are poised to capitalize on established relationships and successful trial projects. Funds raised here and elsewhere will go toward supporting small- and medium-size farms and orchards in your region and around the world. Specifically, we are:
The smallest investment amount that Smart Yields is accepting.
Smart Yields needs to reach their minimum funding goal before
the deadline. If they don’t, all investments will be refunded.
The Crowd SAFE is an agreement for future equity in the startup,
meaning that it can convert to equity in the future.
The Crowd SAFE is an agreement for future equity in the startup, meaning that it can convert to equity in the future.
$25,000 – $107,000
Smart Yields needs to raise
before the deadline. The maximum amount Smart Yields is willing
to raise is $107K.
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