Due to the laborious, time-intensive, and expensive nature of soil testing, farmers typically only sample their soil once every four years. Perennial (formally Cloud Agronomics) leverages machine learning, ground observations, and remote-sensing to measure and map soil carbon and land-based emissions at continent-level scales, providing innovative best practices to assess and predict global agricultural production health.
Recently, they raised $18M in their Series A funding round, bringing their total amount of funding to $25M. Its product that measures the amount of carbon in global farmland soils was also recently selected by the United Nations as one of the Top 100 Global Projects using AI to solve UN Sustainable Development Goals. Perennial was founded by Brown alumni Alex Zhuk, ’20, Jack Roswell, ’20, and David Schurman, ’20. Read their Forbes profile here.