ATLANTA, Ga. — AgVoice, an innovative voice interaction service created by Atlanta, Ga.-based technology startup TekWear LLC, was selected by agriculture technology business accelerator The Yield Lab to participate in a 9-month program designed to support emerging ag tech companies. AgVoice was selected as one of seven out of 120 applicants from 26 countries to participate in the program.
AgVoice is a hands-free workflow management service that helps ag professionals capture insights while on the move. The platform can be utilized seamlessly by producers in the field, allowing them to record and process raw data files for use in analytics and note-taking, while also providing such necessary features as time stamps and location tracking to improve productivity and workflow management.
"We're honored to be selected by The Yield Lab to participate in the program as one of its portfolio companies, and we're ready to take full advantage of the tremendous business development resources they offer," says Bruce Rasa, CEO at TekWear LLC. "It was important for our team to find a partner with ag tech as their top priority, and we feel that we've found an excellent match to further enhance AgVoice, which is projected to launch later this year."
The insights and data that AgVoice provides to producers helps them meet an increasing array of government reporting mandates and answers food retailer questions on food traceability, as well as consumer questions regarding where and how their food was safely grown. The service is aimed toward agriculture professionals in a wide variety of roles, including agronomists, plant scientists, veterinarians and machinery repair specialists, among others.
Based in St. Louis, Mo., The Yield Lab is the nation's first and largest agriculture technology business accelerator, maintaining its focus entirely on investing in early-stage development of ag tech companies that offer creative and innovative solutions in the agriculture industry. The Yield Lab provides mentorship, networking and funding to hand-selected companies during a 9-month period, all while in the heart of the country's ag tech industry.
"AgVoice is a service that we see contributing a great deal to the agriculture industry, making it a perfect fit as one of our seven portfolio selections in 2016," says Matt Plummer, principal at The Yield Lab. "The hands-free, voice-interactive technology that the platform offers has the potential to fundamentally shift the way food and agriculture professionals capture usable insights and data."
The Yield Labs program began on Jan. 26 at the Helix Center in St. Louis. For more information on AgVoice, visit www.agvoiceglobal.com.