Most Innovative Companies


AeroFarms is a vertical farming company that operates indoor growing environments to produce safe, healthy, and delicious food in a sustainable fashion. 

The company grew more than 100 million plants in the first half of 2018, and because of its controlled environment, it generates a surfeit of data about them: billions of data points that then inform optimal growing and quality. Using innovations in data science and plant biology such as computer vision and machine learning, AeroFarms has increased its number of crop cycles annually by 14%, which is 769% greater than field farming. These efforts have also informed its mission to build and optimize environmentally responsible, indoor vertical farms to grow the most nutrient-dense and delicious local leafy greens. 

2018: Food
headquarters: Newark, NJ