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UrbanFarmers Ltd.

UrbanFarmers provides systems that revolutionize the way food is produced and supplied in cities.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location 8001 Zurich, ZH, Switzerland
  • Currency CHF
  • Founded July 2011
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

20% of fresh produce consumed in the city could and should come from the city. UF thrives to achieve that by creating food production and supply systems in cities. UF deploys state-of-the-art production technology and operations know-how to supply price-competitive and high-quality produce. UF owns and develops the UrbanFarmers brand that warrants local, ultra-fresh, organic products.


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    Roman Gaus
    CEO and co-founder

    Previously President & General Manager North America for $2bn industrial group Franke. Started his career in marketing at Procter & Gamble and Novartis. Master degree in business economics from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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    Andreas Graber
    Director Research and co-founder

    Senior faculty member of Zurich University of Applied Sciences and supervisor of the Aquaponics group. Master in Science from Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.

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    Marc Beermann

    Previously investment manager with VM Capital, a $1bn private equity fund with focus in high-tech growth companies. Before that with Bain & Company and Hewlett Packard. Master degree from University of St. Gallen. MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Chicago.

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    Tom Zoellner
    Director Business Development

    Previously CEO Gerber Bio Greens, a large Swiss organic grower. For 20 years, several consulting positions in the agriculture sector and fresh produce supply chain in New York City. Projects on industrial forecasting systems with Wageningen University and M.Sc. from Bard Center for Environmental Policy, New York.

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    Mark Durno
    Director Operations

    Previously running large family-owned farm in Scotland. Before solicitor with a renowned Glasgow law firm. Bachelor in law and Diploma in legal practice.

Previous Investors

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    Dr. Daniela Schlettwein, Angel Investor