Farmshelf aims to democratise farming and enables anyone to grow where they live, work and eat by offering a plug & play indoor farming system.

Farmshelf’s smart, hydroponic growing systems evoke a space’s commitment to design, innovation and sustainability while providing meaningful yield in an automated, internet-connected device. The system is equipped with all the sensors and tools necessary to monitor the produces’ needs every step of the way and notify the user when to its ready to harvest.

Farmshelf installations can be found in major international hotel chains, global foodservice companies, corporate cafeterias and restaurants. This year, Farmshelf has established more primary school system partnerships and multiple university agreements as the company continues its expansion in foodservice channel.

Customers can purchase or lease the Farmshelf system together with a monthly subscription for plant pods and nutrients delivery and the Farmshelf application.

Founded in January 2016, the team, Andrew Shearer, Nick Donald, Suma Reddy and JP Kyrillos combined have deep experience spanning a range of fields including bio-tech, software engineering, advertising tech and brand positioning.

Early investors include Urban-X (accelerator by MINI and Urban Us) programme), Sansiri (Thailand’s leading property developer) and angel investors who are Fortune 500 CEOs and endorsed by celebrity chefs such as Jose Andres and Marcus Samuelsson.

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