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foris.io inc

Enabling 'Just Enough • Just In Time' precision agriculture data management using real-time field data and analytics with IBM Watson™

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Agriculture
  • Location Oakland, CA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2016
  • Employees 4
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website foris.io

Company Summary

We are a real-time monitoring and decision-making tool (web and mobile) that uses holistic field data from different sources (e.g: IoT devices) to simplify field management and enable precision crop treatment. We help growers reduce operating costs while maximizing yields. Our initial target market is California specialty crops given their resource-intensive nature. Our business model is based on a monthly subscription fee per field.


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    Co-Founder • CEO

    Ms. Vegis has extensive experience with Marketing, Technical Development, Manufacturing and Customer Experience throughout her diverse career. Previously, Ms. Vegis has had field leadership roles with General Motors at the dealer, regional and national levels. She also lead a marketing consultancy for 10 years. She is a graduate of Michigan State University in Agricultural Marketing & Economics, with studies at Oxford in International Business.

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    Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

    Dr. Murali Mohan is an environmental scientist with expertise in water quality and microbiology and leads research and development efforts at foris.io. Prior to joining foris.io, he held the positions as a Sr. Scientist at Exponent Scientific Consulting, and Sr. Engineer at Dow Chemical Company. Arvind received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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    Dr. Samuel utilizes both Chemical and Environmental Engineering knowledge with agronomy expertise to tackle and resolve agricultural issues. She has previously worked with global teams and leading 3 computer scientists in developing agribusiness algorithms to assist small-scale farmers (delivering irrigation schedules, crop advice, etc.). Dr. Samuel received her BSc from Howard University and her MS and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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    Software Engineer

    Mr Stepanov is an expert in software development, IoT integration, Salesforce CRM and building mobile applications. He has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and extensive experience in Requirements Management, Research & Analysis, Processes Engineering, Modeling & Design, and Delivery.


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