Meet the Founder: Dairy Smart

November 23, 2023
Making scientifically informed decisions, instead of educated guesswork, could save farmers time and money when it comes to their approach to mastitis. At least if one NZ startup has anything to do with it.Meet the founder Chris Brook of DairySmart. They are one of the ventu...
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What if the key to improving people’s health sat in the application of AI and big data?Not much is known about the function of compounds found in natural products – known as the ‘dark matter’ of nutrition. But with a burgeoning natural products industry, it’s perha...
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Toxins from harmful algal blooms can cost billions of dollars in losses to the aquaculture industry. They present a significant health risk to consumers, with the health sector forking out further billions of dollars in treating people who have become ill after eating contam...
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There’s no doubt about it, plant milks are here to stay on our supermarket shelves. But which option is best? Well move over oats and almonds and say hello to Barley Milk. There’s a new player in town - and it’s a healthier alternative that generates zero waste.Meet Ir...
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The appetite to become sustainable is at an all-time high. Growers, consumers and farmers alike are feeling the pressure to up the ante without putting too big a dent in their back pockets. Coupled with a wool industry that's crying out for more innovative uses for its produ...
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Do you know how many decisions a farmer has to make each day? The answer: the limit does not exist. But one Kiwi start-up is looking to support farmers with some of those decisions. Meet the founders Greg Johnston and Dave Meaney of Future Farm Systems. They are one of ...
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Meet the Founders: Agri AI

October 9, 2023
Mastitis costs the New Zealand dairy industry millions of dollars in losses each year. Teat spraying after milking has been proven to reduce the incidence of new mastitis infections by 50%. But if done incorrectly that impact is decreased.Through the power of AI one New Zeal...
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Almost 60% of the fish meal produced globally is used in aquaculture feeds. It’s a market on the rise but relies on finite wild-marine resources and is considered by many as unsustainable.One start-up company has its sights set on changing this with the help of insect meal...
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Sprout is expanding! We're delighted to share that we have staked our claim on some Auckland real estate and have just opened the doors to our Auckland office. At Sprout, we're all about fostering growth and collaboration. With our Auckland office, we're taking a stride towa...
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Sprout is excited to introduce the eleventh cohort entering the Sprout Accelerator, where innovation meets sustainability to shape the future of Agrifoodtech. This diverse group of entrepreneurs is collectively forging new paths to revolutionise various aspects of farming, a...
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