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Agrilyst

The World's Most Innovative Companies 2016After spending four years working at urban greenhouse developer BrightFarms, the co-founder of indoor farm intelligence platform Agrilyst, Allison Kopf, knew something was wrong. Like most indoor farming getups, her company had tons of sensors and processes for gathering information about crops-but it had no way to aggregate or analyze the intel, so not only was it hard to learn from past data, but it was nearly impossible to detect and correct small issues before they bloomed into larger, crop-ruining problems. That’s why Kopf joined with Jason Camp--a former Google engineer--to launch Agrilyst. The company's platform makes greenhouses intelligent. It pulls data from existing hardware and provides a dashboard with real time analytics for measures of CO2 levels, light, and plant yield. Plus, the service makes recommendations that can help farmers boost their production and cut costs. The company officially launched in September 2015; it recently finished beta testing its platform and has secured contracts with six greenhouse operators.
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