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Indigo Ag

Founded in 2014, Indigo Ag builds technological solutions for farmers by developing crops capable of surviving climate change. The company finds plants thriving where they shouldn’t, then tests them for unique microbes that the company can use in natural seed coatings to cultivate additional hardy specimens. In 2018, indigo’s resilient corn provided over 10% more yield per acre than traditional seed, and its wheat yields improved almost 15%. Farmers in five countries have planted more than a million acres of indigo-enhanced seed, embracing what cofounder and CIO Geoffrey von Maltzahn calls “probiotic” agriculture. Indigo has also built solutions to streamline the entire supply chain for farmers—including a Marketplace platform to connect grain growers with buyers, as well as storage for its customers. Put together, these programs aim to make for less volatility and better, more resilient crops.

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headquarters: Boston, MA and Memphis, TN
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