2016 Sprout Companies

 
Ceratech
 
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Elastic Green
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Knowby
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Ceratech

Food production and processing equipment for the next leap in environmental and sustainable food production.

Founders: Shandy Gibbs, Michael Fry, Nick Eaton, Nick Couch

Location: Taranaki
Sector: Apiculture
Status: Pre-revenue, seed round in progress

 

Ectosolutions

Formulating and manufacturing ectoparasite control products addressing the $3Billion global market for crop, animal and human treatments.

Founders: Glen McLoughlin, Jason Corden, Anna Mcloughlin

Location: Te Aroha
Sector: Apiculture
Status: Pre-revenue, seed round in progress

 

Elastic Green

Customised foliar sprays for commercial fruit and vegetable growers.  The company’s formulations are centred on addressing the problems associated with a common soil nutrient deficiency key to enabling a plants natural defence against pests.

Founders: Keith Morgan & Robby Lopez

Location: Wellington
Sector: Horticulture
Status: Pre-revenue, seed round in progress

 

FTEK

Automated indoor growing machinery for crop picking, spraying and harvesting high value crops.

Founders: James Currie, Mark Currie, Marijke Haira

Location: Pukekohe
Sector: Horticulture
Status: Post-revenue

W| www.ftek.co.nz

 

HelixID

eID for dairy cattle.

Founders: Mike Barton, Kelsey Morrow, Fan Zhang

Location: Waikato/Bay of Plenty
Sector: Dairy
Status: Closed down

 

Knowby

Software product to address a problem for manufacturers in equipping their sales channels, field teams and end users with easy to use, mobile first,  product support and servicing information. 

Founders: Grant Rogers, Tim Booker & Mike Debney

Location: Tasmania/Manawatu
Sector: Agribusiness
Status: Post revenue, seed round in progress.

 

Pinpoint Diagnostics

Point of care bovine mastitis diagnostic for bacteria identification.

Founders: Mike Seawright, Denis Packer, Tony Pernthaner

Location: Manawatu
Sector: Dairy
Status: Pre-revenue.

 

 

Tribal

Cloud based farm & agribusiness compliance software.

Founders: Neriah Broughton, Stu Taylor, Mark Easton

Location: Manawatu
Sector: Agribusiness
Status: Post-revenue

W| www.staytribal.com
FB| Tribal