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Ceres Imaging

Ceres Imaging

Ceres Imaging is a California-based aerial spectral imagery and analytics company that serves farmers and agribusinesses.

Ceres Imaging is a developer of an aerial spectral imagery and analytics platform designed to optimize crop production with sensors, software and aircraft. The company's platform captures high-resolution aerial images at various wavelengths with multi sensor cameras and uses advanced algorithms for analytics to offer plant health in detail, enabling farmers to monitor pests, diseases, fertilizer issues, water, nitrogen levels and hydration levels.

Ceres Imaging uses proprietary sensors, analytics, machine learning models, and plant science to deliver university-validated imagery-based intelligence to farms in the United States and Australia.

Ash Madgavkar founded and launched Ceres Imaging as a graduate student at Stanford University in 2014.

Funding

Seed

Ceres Imaging announced their seed funding on March 24, 2014 with $3 million raised. Silicon Badia and LaunchCapital participated in the round.

Series A

Announced on May 20, 2017 Ceres Imaging announced their series A round with a raised total of $5 million led by Romulus Capital. On November 1, 2017 Ceres Imaging announced a further $2.5 million raised in a second close of their series A round from Romulus Capital which came after their Climate Corp partnership.

Series B

Ceres Imaging announced on June 28, 2018 the close of their series B funding round with $25 million raised. Insight Venture Partners led the round with participation from Romulus Capital.

Timeline

October 22, 2019

In Preparation for 2020 Growing Season, Ceres Imaging Announces New Features and Core Product Improvements

Ceres Imaging announces a number of new features and core product improvements.

June 2018

Ceres Imaging raises a $25,000,000 series B round from Romulus Capital and Insight Venture Partners.

November 2017

Ceres Imaging raises a $2,500,000 series A round from Romulus Capital.

May 2017

Ceres Imaging raises a $5,000,000 series A round from Romulus Capital.

Funding rounds

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Aakash Ahamed

Employee

Abhay Parekh

Investor

Alexander Gerko

Investor

Anthony Atlas

Employee

Ashwin Madgavkar

Employee

Cale Donovan

Employee

Chad Hathaway

Investor

Chris Wilson

Employee

Corey Feduck

Employee

Craig Bryant

Employee

Edward Coady

Investor

Helen Zelman Boniske

Investor

James Hunt

Employee

James McBride

Employee

Kyle Daeley

Employee

Namek T. Zu'bi

Investor

Neil Chheda

Investor

Rachid Ramoul

Employee

Renford Freemantle

Employee

Richard Li

Employee

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Further reading

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This former sugar cane farmer is using planes and sensors to find crop disease before it spreads

Lora Kolodny

Web

June 28, 2018

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News

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Lauren Smiley
September 18, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Aerial imaging companies using high-resolution cameras and artificial intelligence data analysis are giving the agricultural community a high-tech boost.

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