Very exciting news coming today from FieldSense, a Rockstart AgriFood portfolio company. The startup raised €2.9m seed round was led by Danish Agro, with Rockstart as co-investor alongside Pajbjergfonden. The startup plans to use the funding to strengthen its position in current markets and extend into new ones.
“We’re excited to take the next steps on our journey to bring better weather information to farmers. With the joint support from our current investors and Rockstart, we’ll be intensifying our efforts to obtain a stronger market presence in existing and new markets in Europe.” John Smedegaard, CEO, FieldSense
“With thousands of operational weather stations already installed, FieldSense has more weather sensors than many governments. Their ability to “map” microclimate efficiently and affordably gives the granularity and accuracy that farmers need to plan and mitigate climate risk properly. We are delighted to be working with the team and excited to see where else the technology can have a positive impact.” Mark Durno, Managing Partner AgriFood, Rockstart
Today farmers are surrounded by data from a variety of sources. Utilizing the data properly can have a positive impact on farmers’ everyday life. FieldSense provides hyper-local weather information and forecasts to help farmers monitor and act upon changes in local, microclimatic conditions. Based on weather data from in-field, solar-powered weather stations, the Danish agtech company creates user-friendly tools for farmers to help them in various important decisions. The FieldSense weather station is tailored for agro-purposes, accompanied by a farming-oriented and intuitive app. FieldSense was founded in 2015 and launched its agtech weather services in 2018. Every day, FieldSense collects more than 2 million weather measurements from close to 16.000 sensors that farmers can use in their day-to-day planning and operations.