An Interview with Martin Rand, CEO and Co-Founder, VitalFields
Back in 2013 at the inaugural World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in London, an entrepreneur from Estonia, Martin Rand, came to showcase his business, VitalFields, to potential investors. Three years later, the acquisition of VitalFields by The Climate Corporation marks one of the most successful agri-tech exits of the year.
We caught up with Martin to find out what he had learned along the way about scaling and selling an agri-tech business, and what advice he had for new agri-tech start-ups currently seeking finance.
Scaling agri-tech solutions is the focus of the upcoming World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco, which takes as its theme “Breakthrough Applications and Business Models for Sustainable Farming.” More than 500 agribusiness leaders, start-ups, accelerators and investors will meet to determine the next frontier in agri-tech innovation, and to forge the right partnerships to successfully bring these solutions to market.