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.
to make moneybill eeeInvested 5 months ago
It will help all farms big and small tap into critical knowledge that enables them to make precise decisions and adjustments to save time, money, and valuable food sources.Paul CarrInvested 5 months ago
Your company has awesome mission and I'm a true believer.Tan Quan NguyenInvested 5 months ago
Smart Yields provides invaluable data insights for the farming industry, especially for small & medium farms. The market Smart Yields is targeting is huge. Also, I like the fact that the CEO & Founder is a fellow local from Hawaii!Alan AsperaInvested 5 months ago
I am a long time friend of Vincent Kimura, a founder and want to support him and his company. Outstanding individual.Pederson CurtInvested 4 months ago
To help fund farming advance in Hawaii.Charles YoungInvested 4 months ago
Unpredictability of the weather due to climate changeJohn HarpInvested 4 months ago
i'm hoping cannabis farmers will use your serviceMichael ChoeInvested 4 months ago
I like the ideaUtpal DoshiInvested 4 months ago
I would like to assist farmers in achieving their goals.C. DelaneyInvested 4 months ago
Agriculture is an area where there will be tremendous growth in technology in the future. As a farm owner and investor, I am glad to see the progress that is being made.Robert W Neill JrInvested 4 months ago
investment reasonRachida el aziziInvested 4 months ago
I´m diversifying my investments into all sorts of areas and angel investing seems like a good area to be in as well as more traditional investment options.Pedro FalkenbachInvested 3 months ago
With fewer farms and farmers, they need all the help they can get. This is a worthwhile project and I am glad to be a small part of it.Henry AndersonInvested 3 months ago
I believe in the cause and the potential it brings to help many.Jason LuffInvested 3 months ago
Great potential for growth in Africa & AsiaChristian GillInvested 3 months ago
I believe the farm industry has matured to a point where technology and data are needed. Helping the small entrepreneurs of this country is the least I could do.Erik LeflerInvested 3 months ago
This is my first time doing an investment, so I don't know what reason I can give.Louis BooInvested 3 months ago
Solid existing investors, crop yield optimisation is an area I'm very bullish on, reasonable deal terms, strong existing traction.Jonathan MooreInvested 3 months ago
I believe that the future of food production depends on technological input. Smart Yields looks like one of such inputsAgustin Herrera VegasInvested 3 months ago
Traction.Mel ClarkInvested 3 months ago
Just a investment.Darrell LassiterInvested 3 months ago
Worthwhile goal to assist small farms and reduce environmental wasteAdam COHENInvested 3 months ago
This is an investment in feeding the world, economically and resourcefully.charles mcdonaldInvested 3 months ago
It is a good thing for our future farm productionSam RamaniInvested 3 months ago
Helps to feed the world.John TedorInvested 3 months ago
Farming is in need of the advancement I believe technology can provide, especially the small farmers.Vernon HallInvested 3 months ago
I believe in continuous improvement. Utilizing technology to improve decision making, makes sense.Joseph PoseyInvested 3 months ago
The efficient and controlled cultivation of farmland becomes indispensable from decade to decade. 'Smart Yields' is a perfect answer for big data in combination with high-yield cultivation for fruits and vegetables of all kinds. Good success to you!Arwed KubischInvested 3 months ago
I believe in the power of data to influence sustainable ag and overall community resilience.Ray CrowellInvested 2 months ago
As the climate changes small farming remains the most sustainable and the most resilient option. I believe very deeply that offering solutions to these farmers is not only right it also represents an area of great coming growth.harrison frankInvested 2 months ago
Interested in the mission of the companyDavid CarterInvested 2 months ago
Interesting product and service.V Dennis Choo KimInvested 2 months ago
Think it's good technology for farmers.Inder SinghInvested 2 months ago
Extra money in the future.Marry jean McmahonInvested about 2 months ago
Big data in farming is highly useful and a lot of large companies are looking into it, meaning this company could be eyed up by these giants for investment.Kay TukendorfInvested about 2 months ago
I invested because I'm an organic farmer and see the need and capability of this type of product.Fred GriceInvested about 2 months ago
I think this idea contribute to a better future of earth, and it will be successful (based on my IT background)Abdulsalam AlshallahInvested about 2 months ago
I see potential in this niche product in an industry lacking the technical advancements.Joel SorianoInvested about 2 months ago
To secure my future.Chinta BajgaiInvested about 2 months ago
I am a small farmer in the south of Portugal. Technology is the way to go for better productivity, less environment impact.Mario NinaInvested about 1 month ago
I grew up in Kansas, I know how tough it is for farmers! Any thing to help farmers succeed, I’m game for!Chad McNeelInvested about 1 month ago
Data is the way to go to improve farm yieldsSteven KleinInvested about 1 month ago
I understand the importance of this tech as I live in the heart of the agriculture world, Fresno CARick PuddyInvested about 1 month ago
it is the best way to help the grower.Hernando CastanoInvested 28 days ago
Save the cropTU DuongInvested 24 days ago
I believe it’s an app that is important to all of us who like to eat! This will help farmers grow their crops without losing to the weather and in turn will save consumers money and help feed those who are in need.Ellen HrindoInvested 24 days ago
America continues to be the backbone of the world's food supply, and we rely on farms for our food. This is a solution to help farmers do better, save money and be more efficient.Robert MarraroInvested 13 days ago
Saving crops and small farmers are both noble causes.Dan LeeInvested 12 days ago
I think sustainable farming will become increasingly important with a growing population and diminishing resources.Kamal PrasadInvested 12 days ago
I think the future of agriculture is going to need innovating idea's to deal with climate change and future population growth.Nicholas KnowlesInvested 12 days ago
sustainable agriculture is definitely worth supportingAlfred EnyekweInvested 12 days ago
Would love to help our farmers!Kristine DomingoInvested 11 days ago
Using big data to help use agricultural land more effectively is a winner of an idea for farmers, owners, and consumers!Nicholas LoyaInvested 11 days ago
A good way to help small farmers and participate in their success.Marlyn GrahamInvested 10 days ago
I support the farmers.Francis ByrneInvested 9 days ago
More efficient farming can help reduce world hungerRussell GrieshaberInvested 8 days ago
ecology; small farms support; minority support; adds jobs for many educational levels;C W BallantineInvested 7 days ago
I invested because we need smart solutions to difficult climate challenges. This is very appealing to me.Charles HamiltonInvested 7 days ago
I do invest in smart yield because food and education is the basic of our life, not any life to live but the quality one of it.Mohammad ElAssiInvested 7 days ago
Farming is an eternal needDevan HillInvested 5 days ago
Local, sustainable ag is an important value to me, and any development that helps farmers helps society.Joel RobinsonInvested 3 days ago
Long termPercy WhiteInvested 1 day ago
Great idea with a solid team behind it. Making big data to small farmers is not just smart but the right thing to do.Gabriel AraujoInvested 1 day ago
I need tobuild up cash for my upcoming car trip.Henry LisowskiInvested 1 minute ago
Farmers can benefits and save so much of their crops with the tech and analytic capabilities of Smart Yields. I feel this is a dream come true for farmers.Keenan KellyInvested 7 minutes ago
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