Israeli precision ag company Taranis will open its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.
The company’s new offices in Silicon Valley will be dedicated to its business and operations, while the Tel Aviv office will remain Taranis’ R&D headquarters and the existing Wisconsin office will continue to serve as the U.S regional branch.
This move is to support the company’s growing business volume and customer base in the U.S. and the Americas.
The new offices are to allow Taranis to attract a large pool of talent from both the agricultural and technology sectors in Silicon Valley and enable the company to continue to expand its activities in the U.S. and worldwide.
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Moreover, the new headquarters are in close proximity to current and future investors.
“We founded Taranis to help commercial farmers predict and prevent crop threats to millions of acres of farmland worldwide. By relocating Taranis’ center of operations to Silicon Valley, we aim to take our business to the next level,” says Ofir Schlam, CEO and Co-founder of Taranis.
“The rapid growth of our business, paired with our mission to offer farmers the most robust precision agriculture platform, calls for a facility that meets our current needs while allowing for considerable growth in the coming years.”
Taranis uses AI and deep learning technology to identify crop threats on a granular level, including weeds, diseases, insects, uneven emergence and nutrient deficiencies. Taranis’ insight accuracy is enabled by their aerial imagery technology, delivering sub millimeter imagery at scale derived from planes and drones. The high-resolution imagery is then analysed by artificial intelligence algorithms utilising Taranis’ database of crops and insights. Farmers are able to receive personalised prescriptions for each crop and each acre of farmland.