The Ethiopian entrepreneur Sara Menker founded Gro Intelligence, which uses artificial intelligence to forecast global agricultural trends and battle food insecurity.
Gro, which is private, has raised more than $125 million in funding and has offices in New York, Singapore and Nairobi, Kenya. Drawing from thousands of data sources, the company predicts things like where soybean prices are headed, how climate change will impact arable land and what’s going on with Brazil’s coffee crop.
Customers include HSBC, Tyson Foods and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. And Ms. Menker, who in 2017 delivered a TED Talk predicting a global food crisis, is still fretting about feeding the world.
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