iFarm ([[privately held company|limited liability company]])

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iFarm (limited liability company)
ISIN🆔
IndustryVertical Farming, Hydroponics, CEA
Founded 📆2017
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️Helsinki, Finland.
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Alex Lyskovsky, Max Chizhov, Konstantin Ulianov
Products 📟 Vertical Farming equipment and services, products, Saas-Platform
Members
Number of employees
🌐 Websitehttp://www.ifarm.fi/
📇 Address
📞 telephone

iFarm (iFarm corp.) is a multinational technology company headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, that creates and markets internationally vertical farming and hydroponics technologies and equipment.

History[edit]

In 2017, Alex Lyskovsky, the founder and owner of video game publisher Alawar, together with Konstantin Ulyanov, the owner of a geothermal heating system vendor, and IT entrepreneur Max Chizhov established a company and built a bio-vegetarium and a small vertical farm for experimental purposes.

In 2018, the company expanded its facilities with a large-scale salad farm and a strawberry lab.

In 2019, the company moved its headquarters to Helsinki, Finland. It opened 8 laboratories and launched a small point-of-sale herb cultivation module production.

In 2020, the company opened an office in the Netherlands, a salad factory in Moscow, and a laboratory for experiments with vegetables, berries, and flowers in Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk. In July 2020 company became a member of the international Association for Vertical Farming. On August 2020, the company announced the raise of $4 million in seed funding from a group of investors.[1][2] As for Dec 2020 the company is providing technology to about 50 projects in Europe and the Middle East covering a total of 11,000 square meters of vertical farms[3].

Products and services[edit]

Hydroponics equipment[edit]

Scalable multi-level vertical farms for growing a variety of crops, green leafs and flowers, industrial vertical farms for growing strawberries, patented fertigation unit used for automated plant nutrition mixing and grow lights.

Growtune[edit]

iFarm Growtune is a cloud-based saas-software platform for efficient management of all farm processes, including microclimate control, system monitoring, scheduling and price management. Platform uses deep learning and machine vision technologies[4] to automate care for around 120 varieties[3] of crops and to improve growing recipies. iFarm's R&D cooperates with researchers and universities to develop hybrids specifically for vertical farming[5].

Hydroponics consumables[edit]

Company uses Vendor lock-in business model to supply seeds, fertilisers, pots, substrates, packaging and biosafety consumables to customers running vertical farms.

References[edit]

  1. "Vertical farming software startup iFarm raises $4m". AgFunderNews.
  2. "Agtech startup iFarm bags 4m to help vertical farms grow more tasty stuff/". TechCrunch.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Vertical Indoor Farms Make Sense". Forbes.
  4. "Ai and Vertical Farming: Panacea for global food production". Analytics Insight.
  5. "How vertical farming tech could bring fresh greens to the world's food deserts". Techradar.

External links[edit]

See Also[edit]

  • Vertical farming
  • Hydroponics

Category:Companies based in Helsinki Category:Technology companies of Finland


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