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Invest in Pharm Robotics

Revolutionizing the shot delivery process for dairy and beef cows with robotics

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Highlights

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🐄 Co-Founders have 25+ years of combined experience in the dairy industry and are first-MOOvers
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🏆 First to market robotic injection solution for dairy farmers
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📊 Patent-issued technology will decrease labor costs and increase immunity and pregnancy rates
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💰 Roughly $12.3M future revenue from 41 LOIs for purchase agreements across 4 countries
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🚀 Investment partnership with global powerhouse Siemens to help in prototyping and brand marketing!
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💻 Strategic partnership with a SaaS company who manages data for ~60% of the cows in the US
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🌎 Advisory board members who consist of experts in dairy equipment, SaaS, and sustainable solutions
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👨‍🌾 Strong relationship with Dairy Farmers of America, largest US cooperative with 13,000+ farmers

Our Team

CEO & Co-Founder
Over 20 years of experience in the dairy industry, California Milk Advisory Board Member, California Dairy Inc. Producer
Marinus is a dairy farmer. At his 3,000-cow farms, he gives 54,000 shots annually. He has 3 full-time employees who have to locate these cows and give shots by hand. Unfortunately, these employees do not give shots correctly. By eliminating labor and compliance issues, his farm could be receiving an additional $275,000/year, but is missing out.
CFO & Co-Founder
Over 5 years of experience in the dairy industry, Forbes 30U30, AgGrad 30U30, BS in Business Administration with Finance Emphasis, and BS in Accounting
CMO
MBA Graduate from Chapman University, national level athlete, BS in Business Administration with Finance Emphasis, and BS in Accounting

Pharm Robotics - Improving Animal Health Standards for Dairy and Beef Cows

Pharm Robotics is creating a robotic injection system, called Sureshot, that will help farmers with the shot delivery process for their cows. Once fully developed, the robotic system will record when the cow was given a shot, what kind of shot she was given, the dose of shot given, and how much she weighs at that point in time. We then send this information to the cloud, where we will then provide farmers with real-time data to make better-informed decisions pertaining to herd protocols and labor usage. This leads to an increase in immunization and pregnancy rates, reduced labor and replacement costs, and better milk quality.

Dairy farmers around the world have to give millions of vaccines, reproductive products, trace minerals, and liquid vitamins by hand. A shortage of labor also exists throughout the industry, which makes it challenging for farmers to feed the world by 2050. There are roughly 9,000,000 dairy cows between 34,000 dairies in the US. We are initially targeting the 8,000 largest US dairies milking 6,000,000 cows. On average, 10 shots are administered to these cows annually meaning more than 60,000,000 shots are given by hand each year.

This is a 3D animation and is used for demonstration purposes only. The actual design of the prototype may differ from the design shown in this demo video.


Now, this creates two problems. One, to administer these shots, it requires a lot of labor and training. Two, many of the cows in the industry do not achieve more than a 95% compliance rate, meaning they don’t receive the full required schedule of the vaccines or reproductive products. Marinus has had over 20 years of experience with these issues. 

The Pharm Robotics Solution

We are automating the shot delivery process to improve the lives of dairy cows and farmers. Sureshot automates the entire process by identifying and validating shot records, robotically giving shots, and recording health-related data important to the farmer to make better decisions for their farm. The dairy industry NEEDS our solution!

Source: https://croplife.org/news/agriculture-a-2-4-trillion-industry-worth-protecting/

Missing these cows’ reproduction schedules and the additional cost of labor, dairy farms potentially miss out on up to $285/cow/year. $85/cow/year could be saved on labor and up to $200/cow/year could be gained from increased pregnancy rates and herd performance. Sureshot will be utilized, data will be uploaded in real-time, and the dairy farmer can then view the data and make better-informed decisions for their operation.

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The Origins of Pharm Robotics

In 2017, Marinus was a dairy farmer overseeing multiple operations within the agriculture industry as well as serving as a mentor to Alexander. Alexander was an undergraduate student and manager for Marinus' compost operation. One day, Marinus approached Alexander with the idea of improving animal health standards for cows and creating a sustainable economic future for farmers by automating the shot delivery process carried out by thousands of dairy farmers around the world. Marinus and Alexander decided to accept this new challenge and created a patent for the invention entitled, "The Robotic Injection System for Domestic Herd Animals."

After the idea became intellectual property, the two decided to participate in an accelerator program sponsored by Dairy Farmers of America and Sprint. During the accelerator program, Marinus and Alexander learned through many industry experts on how to tackle the market they were about to enter. After the accelerator program ended, the team had an arsenal of knowledge to build a strategic business model. Pharm Robotics was then established in February of 2019.

Pharm Robotics Timeline

Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer Alexander Chuck presenting at the 2018 DFA/Sprint Accelerator Demo Day in Kansas City, MO.

Gaining interest from dairy farmers!

Now that we have been given the tools and resources to moo-ve to the next step, we began attending industry-specific events such as the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, Animal AgTech Innovation Summit, the Connect Summit by VAS, and the World Ag Expo. Here we networked with both producers and thought leaders within AgTech and the dairy industry while we continued to raise our seed round. At these trade shows, we were able to gain significant interest from dairy farmers. We currently have 41 signed non-binding letters of interest to approach these dairy farmers at a later time to carry out discussions regarding early adoption and purchasing agreements.

Co-Founders Marinus Dijkstra and Alexander Chuck attending the 2019 World AgriTech Innovation Summit in San Francisco, CA
Co-Founders Marinus Dijkstra and Alexander Chuck attending the 2020 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA

We now have a 7 member team!

Our team has a lot of experience in the dairy business and have deep connections throughout the industry. Our unique skill sets and areas of specialization make us the perfect team to build this technology and take it to market. We also have four part-time business advisors who joined the Pharm Robotics team in which we will leverage their capabilities in the dairy equipment, software, and renewable energy space to transform the animal health side of the industry. We have two part-time employees and one full-time employee. Our plan is to pay the salaries for two full-time employees once we receive funding.

Investment partnership with Siemens

May of 2020 was a huge month for the team to say the least as we accepted our investment partnership with Siemens! Siemens is the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe. We accepted this partnership to help develop our prototype and move from conceptual to production. We look forward to working with Siemens to advance our technology inside Sureshot and expand our global branding together.

We will continue being a first-mover in animal health...

Future plans include entering the $138.9B Global Big Data Market, offering our system to other animal types within the $49.6B Global Animal Health Market, and eventually creating new opportunities within hospitals for the $7.2B Global Medical Robots Market.

Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer Alexander Chuck presenting at the 2020 virtual Global Dairy Tech Start-up Spotlight Event endorsed by the World Dairy Expo


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