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GroGuru

Helping farmers increase crop yield and revenue

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Investor Panel

Stefan interviewed GroGuru on June 5, 2020. Play Video
Stefan Opsal
COO at RendezView.io. Ex VC at Sultan Ventures.
Strengths
says, "GroGuru has assembled a world-class team to help scale their patented irrigation management technology. They are entering a massive market that is primed for innovation, and have demonstrated traction of delivering results."
Advice
says, "GroGuru should seek out a distribution strategy that is less capital intensive, which would buy them some valuable time before they become profitable."

What Investors Say

CEO at StartupCamp
LEAD INVESTOR
Invested $50,000 this round
When we met Patrick Henry and saw the vision of GroGuru we knew we had to invest.  GroGuru is really filling the gap when it comes to the water crisis that the agriculture community is facing.  As access to water continues to grow scarce for the farming community around the globe, the GroGuru solution will better help manage farmers crop yield, as well as save them money.  With the patented technology that GroGuru has built and the broader adoption of technology into the farming process, we believe GroGuru is positioned to be the leader in the ag tech space for many years to come.  We love the leadership team that has been assembled at GroGruru.  With a history of building and exiting previous ventures, we are excited to see what kind of milestones GroGuru can hit along the way.  One of the other features that really stood out was the “stickiness” of this product and service.  Once farmers adopt this method or technology, it will be hard for them to transition to another service.  With all these pieces combined make this a very exciting partnership.  We are honored to walk alongside GroGuru as their lead investor.

What Friends Say

Grant Norwood Owner of Norwood Farms in Henry County, TN
"Permanent install and the data all throughout the year and across multiple years from the same spot is priceless.”
Tom Moore Co-Owner of Moore Brothers Farming in Texas
"The ability to permanently install soil moisture sensors will greatly improve our ability to manage water and should improve our yields and sustainability.”
Harold Grall Owner of Hasta Farms in Texas
"A permanent probe is the only solution to accurately measure soil moisture the entire year.”
Karlyle Haaland Owner, PivoTrac Monitoring
“Soil moisture probes are a good fit for our business and compliment our other offerings.  GroGuru's permanently installed probes are a step forward compared to competing products.  The ability to install during the non-peak part of the year allows us to better utilize our time by reducing our peak season labor.  The customer also gets more data by getting year around information.”
John Hartnett, CEO CEO and Founder SVG Ventures-THRIVE
"With an acceptance rate of less than 3 percent, admission to the award-winning THRIVE Accelerator Program is fiercely competitive. This latest cohort saw a total applicant pool of over 560 startups from seventy countries, GroGuru's strategic irrigation management solution has garnered tremendous interest from a number of our corporate partner companies, and we see a significant market need for the GroGuru solution."
Pat Pinkston Managing Director at The Yield Lab
"Water management and conservation is a critical issue in many growing areas. GroGuru has developed a new sensor and a unique platform to actively manage irrigation. We're excited to be a part of their efforts to enable strategic irrigation management."
Denise Longley Managing Director at Longley Capital
“With unmatched technology and powerful AI, GroGuru is revolutionizing the Agriculture industry. As an early investor in GroGuru, we are excited about what lies ahead in the next few years.”
Umair Khan Founding Partner at Mentors Fund
“Mentors Fund loves startups that have the potential to transform traditional industries. GroGuru is addressing a proven need in the agriculture sector: its technology addresses the global issue of fresh water scarcity. Farmer’s worldwide need solutions like GroGuru that solve real problems for them and create real value for our society.”
Rory Moore CEO of EvoNexus, and GroGuru Board Member
"GroGuru has assembled an experienced team of entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists with the right business and technical expertise to leverage these new technologies to solve a huge problem for farmers; real-time soil analysis. Increasing crop yield and lowering costs begins with water management. GroGuru's approach is both scalable and builds a platform to enable additional soil analysis beyond irrigation. GroGuru is fortunate to have an outstanding and growing investor base that recognizes the opportunity and believes the team can scale the business."

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