Founded in 2013, iUNU (“you knew”) is an industrial computer vision company headquartered in Seattle, with offices in San Francisco. Connecting plants, facilities, and people through a single interface, LUNA turns commercial greenhouses into precise, predictable, demand based manufacturers. An AI born in the heart of Seattle; trained in Silicon Valley and the greenhouses of Skagit Valley; and now accessible from everywhere.
Amazon, Pure Blue Tech (Forbes, 30 under 30), W Fund, Jones Startup Accelerator
Protos Systems (CEO, Founder), Boeing, IBM, Sequent (ac. IBM), Intel, Pacific Bell, HP
AT&T, Alcatel, Boeing, MegaPath, Speakeasy, 25 years in engineering and product development
20 years running the 18th largest greenhouse facility in the U.S.
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, 20 years in image/video processing
Stewards Group (Managing Partner), Sirona Fuels (President), Early E-Trade
“We are so excited to be an investor and part of iUNU’s journey. We have seen them grow from an idea into a full-service computer vision platform that is changing the whole industry. Agriculture is about to experience another industrial revolution, where Artificial Intelligence will drive game changing efficiencies and sustainability improvements across the industry entire supply chain. With theUnited Nation predicting 9Bn inhabitants by 2050, and a need for global production to increase by 70%, the world needs solutions like iUNU today”
Luna is exactly the type of company we love to back: a deeply technical team applying machine learning to solve a very real problem. It's well known that current agriculture methods don't scale to meet future population growth. Using computer vision and ML, Adam et al. have already shown that they can economically increase crop yield per unit area, giving their customers a significant advantage in a critical market. Luna moves beyond the AI hype - it uses computers to solve a very real world problem.
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This solution turns greenhouses into data driven manufacturing plants. It is both a seriously practical and crucial commercial application of AI to a fundamental industry.
IUNU is the clear leader in making precision agriculture a reality for indoor growing. By focusing on plant health and growth rate, real time information can be used and monetized by the horticulturalist - not long after the harvest. Increased yield and efficient communications equals profit!