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03-May-2019 : Local Startup Agrome IQ Hopes to Expand Agrotech Platform

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism and Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry attended a launch event named 'Agrome IQ: Advancing Towards Agriculture 4.0' at the Design and Technology Building, Anggerek Desa Tech Park on 3 May 2019.

During the event, Agrome IQ Founder Dr Vanessa Teo shared her next steps in revolutionizing and digitizing the agriculture industry. Agrome IQ is a mobile phone-based digital platform that collects agricultural data and aids in data analytics for smallholder farmers to help make better decisions. Agrome IQ announced it has secured funding in six figures from Singaporean Venture Capital (VC) firm Cerana Capital in order to expand the platform across the Southeast Asian region.

The local agrotechnology start-up Agrome IQ, founded in 2017, is a former DARe Start-Up Boot Camp participant. The start-up is built upon Dr Vanessa Teo's desire to support small farming businesses with real-time management by providing a digital solution to a number of issues she had observed throughout her PhD studies and subsequent engagements with local farmers.

Also present at the event were the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DARe, Mr. Javed Ahmad; Agrome IQ Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Mr. Michael Knott; and Managing Partner at Cerana Capital, Mr. Kian Chun Lim.

More information on Agrome IQ and their products is available at https://www.agromeiq.com/


Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism and Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry with Agrome IQ founder, Dr. Vanessa Teo


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