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2013 February

28 Feb

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The Data Revolution? It’s Coming to Farms Too

February 28, 2013 | By |

Meet the Y Combinator alum who’s aiming to bring what he learned in Silicon Valley to farms across the country.

Farming isn’t the sexiest industry in the world, but it’s one none of us can live without. And to the start-up community, it’s a huge space primed for disruption.

That’s according to Jesse Vollmar, CEO and co-founder of FarmLogs, a mobile app and online platform that helps crop farmers manage their operations data to increase profitability. Essentially it lets farmers quickly forecast and measure profits, track expenses, and more efficiently schedule operations.

Read more on Inc.com

 

14 Feb

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SideCar Acquires Austin-Based Ride-Sharing Startup Heyride, Will Soon Launch in 7 New Markets

February 14, 2013 | By |

Ride-sharing startup SideCar is getting serious about expanding into new cities throughout the U.S. The company just acquired Austin, Texas-based Heyride to help it improve its product and introduce service in that market, and is announcing plans to roll out ride-sharing in Los Angeles and Philadelphia this weekend as well.

Read more on TechCrunch.com

14 Feb

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FarmLogs Is Going to Manage the Way that Farmers Manage Their Businesses

February 14, 2013 | By |

The agriculture industry accounts for over 36% of the global workforce, yet most startups ignores the need of the market.  There is a lack of useful software platforms that is tailored towards farmers.  This is what makes FarmLogs, an Ann ArborMichigan based startup whose mission is to invent the future of farming, worth checking out.  I recently sat down with FarmLogs co-founder Jesse Vollmar to learn more about what the company’s goals are.  Jesse told me that he grew up on a mid-size family farm in Caro, Michigan, which gave him the opportunity to learn about the demands of the market.

Read more on Forbes.com

05 Feb

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FarmLogs Best Looks Small, but Potential Could Be Huge

February 5, 2013 | By |

It’s hard to imagine revolutionizing an industry as massive as agriculture with just $1 million in venture capital seed funding. But that is basically the plan at FarmLogs, an Ann Arbor, MI-based startup that aims to bring the power of mobile devices, cloud computing and Big Data to farmers working the field.

Read More on cleantechiq.com