Digital farming and weather start-up Sencrop has been named by tech-tracking index Crunchdex as ‘one to watch’ amongst European technology start-ups.
The company, which currently has a network of more than 300 on-farm weather stations in the UK, secured third position in the index, which was published on July 17. Sencrop is the only agri-tech firm to make the June top 10, alongside entries in transport, fintech, gaming and medtech.
Published monthly, the Crunchdex rankings are based on a dozen metrics such as recruitment, fundraising, web traffic, app ratings and social media reach and influence.
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It doesn't mean a lot, we stay focused on our team, product, customer happiness, and growth but we gladly take any encouragement! https://t.co/lcTxHnneCF
— Sencrop (@sencrop) 17 July 2019
“We’re delighted with the ranking,” says co-founder Martin Ducroquet. “It’s a tremendous recognition for all the hard work that our small but growing team has put into innovative product development, reliable customer support and advanced but accessible technological principles.”
In the 3 years since its inception, Sencrop has grown its team to more than 40 employees from 7 countries, raised € 10m in funding, and attracted the attention of more than 10,000 farmers, winemakers and fruit growers across 10 European countries.
Its weather sensor solutions – Raincrop, Windcrop and Sencrop Plus – aim to give farmers a new edge in ‘agro-meteorology’, measuring air temperature, humidity, rainfall and wind speed, and connecting with other local stations, to improve on-farm decision-making and maximise productivity through a simple app.
Leafcrop, a leaf wetness sensor, was recently also launched in the UK, promising better disease prediction and frost protection for vineyards and orchards.