This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Hydroponics startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Hydroponics industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Hydroponics Startups
Katif is developing a revolutionary growing system, capable of feeding the future. This innovative and patent-pending system grows locally and vertically, is clean and resource-optimized, and grows nutritious crops – all while increasing the local farmers’ bottom line.
Its climate-agnostic system produces 5-25 times more than existing farms. The system utilizes 90% less water, and also decreases electricity use (in controlled greenhouses) by 30% via pod circulation.
A robotic prototype has already demonstrated 50% automation, and the company will gradually work towards full autonomous operations – seeds in, crops out, with no farming experience required. Katif has a unique business model, designed to impact agriculture at scale: 1.
Open-source hardware: its farm design is open-source, and most components can be found or manufactured locally at unbeatable prices. 2.
Farm-as-a-Service: a recurring licensing fee for the A.I. Katif Cloud operating system.
Its cloud monitors and directs all tasks across the farm, from hydroponic pumps and artificial lighting to rover storage and human duties. Earnings are based on the additional profits made for the local farmer, as yields are considerably higher due to the stacked layout, and human labor is minimized as a result of robotic automation..