Terravion

Aerial data for crop management

HEADQUARTER Dublin, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 10 and 25

# OF ENGINEERS Between 10 and 25

FUNDING $2M - $5M

TAGS Agriculture, Drones, Aerospace, Robotics, SaaS, Hardware + Software, Big Data, YC Winter 2014

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

What do we do?

"Google Earth" for agriculture

We use aircraft, sensors we integrate, and a proprietary processing chain to produce the lowest cost subscription aerial imagery for making day-to-day decisions about how to allocate farm inputs like labor, water, and chemicals.

Technical challenges

1) Scaling the collection and processing system
2) Summarizing and storing the many terrabytes per day we generate
3) Increasing the usefulness of our analytics

Why join us?

1) We are working on a real problem--how to feed to world
2) We have a real business with revenue that is growing 10x a year
3) We are one of the most rapidly iterating engineering teams with a deployed hardware/software system (e.g. hardware interns are expected to have new hardware on the aircraft at the end of their second week)
4) We combine the best of a Silicon Valley tech start-up, with a grounded attitude, and the operations focus required to deliver critical data to farmers

Our press coverage

http://www.terravion.com/blog/category/press

Our tech stack

  • OpenCV
  • Python
  • PostGIS
  • Node.js
  • C#
  • ESRI

Our investors

  • Promus Ventures
  • FundersClub
  • Initialized Capital