Koidra is an Intelligent Automation startup based in Seattle and focused on industrial IoT for agricultural and industrial applications. Its mission is transforming Agriculture to achieve more yield with less waste, using the award-winning autonomous growing AIoT technology. The company was founded by Kenneth Tran, a former principal applied scientist at Microsoft, in 2020. Last week, the company announced it had raised $4.5 million in its seed round. Ospraie Ag Science (OAS) led this round of funding, with participation from Amritam Holdings, Cavallo Ventures, and Foothill Ventures.
In the age of precision agriculture, advancements in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) will come from improvements to production efficiency. Koidra’s award-winning autonomous greenhouse technology improves yield and reduces waste by combining physics, crop modeling, and machine learning to transform CEA. This IA technology augments growers’ abilities to monitor their growing environments and plants, delivers optimized climate decisions for the growing area, and improves yields over time.
“We believe IA is a key driver for increasing efficiency and sustainability moving forward, and we are excited to invest in Koidra as a tech leader in IA for climate control, farm automation, and advanced manufacturing.”
Eric Rosenblum, Managing Partner, Foothill Ventures