Blue River Technologies

Founded in 2011, and based in Sunnyvale, California, Blue River Technology’s mission is to create and deliver advanced technology to improve yields in agriculture. Blue River’s technology can reduce the use of chemicals and increase efficiency and sustainability in food production by optimizing agricultural methods via robotics systems and computer vision. As the world population is projected to grow to over 9 billion by 2050, farms will need to be able to produce more food, more efficiently. Much of that added efficiency will come from the use of digital tools, such as sensors, robotics, and big data. Blue River’s initial product is an automated lettuce thinner that uses computer vision and robotics. The aptly named “LettuceBot” is currently being used by 15-20 customers in California and Arizona. Blue River is building a future in which “every plant counts” – where the needs of each plant are measured and inputs are applied precisely in the required dosage.