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This list showcases the top New York based CEO’ operating in the AgTech space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Chief Executive Officer of Artemis
Allison Kopf is the founder and CEO of Agrilyst, the virtual agronomist powering the horticulture industry. Agrilyst won the highly coveted Disrupt Cup at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event in San Francisco. Kopf was named the 2016 Changemaker of the Year by the Association for Vertical Farming and Entrepreneur of the Year by Technical.ly Brooklyn. Prior to founding Agrilyst, she helped BrightFarms become one of the leading indoor agriculture companies in the U.S. Kopf serves on the boards of the Santa Clara University School of Engineering and Cornell University’s Controlled Environment Agriculture program and is a mentor with #BUILTBYGIRLS and Square Roots Grow.
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About Artemis, XFactor Ventures: Artemis operates an intelligence platform for indoor farms.
CEO of Acumen Detection
Chuck is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist with over twenty-five years of experience in starting and growing successful venture backed companies in the fields of chip design, mapping software, networking, and broadband video services. He is President of Acumen Detection, General Partner and Managing Director of StartFast Venture Accelerator, and a limited partner in Seed Capital Fund of Central New York and FG Angels. Chuck is also an active angel investor.
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About Acumen Detection, MediaCloud, RushTera, StartFast Ventures, StartFast Ventures: Recurring revenue AgTech
Founder, Chairman & CEO of Arbol
Siddhartha Jha has over 13 years of experience in the financial industry covering interest rates and commodities in both quantitative research and trading roles. He launched an agriculture futures trading portfolio managing over $100mn at a major commodity trading firm. Sid was the first analyst at a startup commodity hedge fund, which grew to manage over $600mn in assets. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Interest Rates Strategy at J.P. Morgan. Most recently, Sid was a Cross-Commodities Quantitative Strategist at Citadel, one of the largest hedge funds in the world. Sid authored the well-received book “Interest Rate Markets”, published in both English and Mandarin. He has taught financial markets at NYU and was on the board of a non-profit working with inner city youth. Sid graduated from Harvard University Cum Laude with a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and an M.A. in Statistics.
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About Arbol, dClimate: Arbol is an InsurTech platform for parametric products that pay quickly and fairly covering external risks such as unexpected weather.
CEO and Co-Founder of FoodFul
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About AccessPass, FoodFul: FoodFul is an agritech company providing cloud-based management systems to dairy farmers.
CEO, Founder of Symbrosia
Alexia Akbay is the founder and CEO of Symbrosia.
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About Symbrosia: Reducing livestock methane emissions with the world’s mightiest seaweed.
CEO and co-founder of Ascribe Bioscience
Jay Farmer is the CEO and co-founder at Ascribe Bioscience.
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About Ascribe Bioscience: Ascribe Bioscience develops products that enable farmers to combat crop pathogens without negative impacts on the environment.
Founder & CEO of Re-Nuble
Tinia Pina is the founder and CEO of Re-Nuble.
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About iMentor, Re-Nuble: Re-Nuble is an agtech company that transforms unrecoverable vegetative food into a platform of sustainable technologies for soilless farming
CEO & Founder of ēdn
Founder & CEO of ēdn
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About ēdn: ēdn create products that enable everyone to grow fresh herbs, vegetables, and flowers at the push of a button.
Founder, CEO of Teralytic
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About Teralytic: Teralytic is an AgTech firm that helps farms increase yield and reduce costs by combining soil science, IOT sensors, and machine learning.
CEO & Co-Founder of AgSquared
Jeff is a leading expert in farm information management processes. In addition to sharing responsibility for AgSquared’s vision, strategy, and leadership with co-founder and co-CEO Giulia Stellari, Jeff leads AgSquared’s team in designing, building, promoting and supporting its farm information management software tools. Jeff’s prior experience breeding tomatoes with small landholder farmers in West Africa informs his conviction that working closely with farmers is vital to the development of products that most closely meet the farmers’ needs. At AgSquared, Jeff involves farmers throughout the product development process to ensure that AgSquared’s products will help farms be more productive, more profitable, and more sustainable. Jeff holds a B.S. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Cornell.
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About AgSquared: AgSquared is a provider of planning and management software for sustainable farmers.
Co-founder, CEO of Inaru
Janett Liriano is the CEO and Co-Founder of LOOMIA.
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About Inaru: Inaru is transforming the agricultural supply chain, starting with cacao and coffee.
CEO & Founder of Thrive Agritech
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About Thrive Agritech: Thrive Agritech, a Y-Combinator company, designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced indoor agriculture lighting