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Wefarm

The world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network

21-100 employees
  • B2B
  • Marketplace
  • Communication
  • Agriculture
London, UK

Company mission

Wefarm's mission is to build a trusted digital platform that empowers a global community of over 100 million small-scale farmers to be more successful. Their vision is a world where every small-scale farmer can connect with the people and resources they need to achieve their full economic potential.

Top investors

48% female employees

-13% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

There are over 1 billion people directly involved in small-scale agriculture, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Together these farmers grow 70% of the world’s food, but many of these farmers do not have access to the internet, and therefore cannot effectively share knowledge and best practices, or benefit from combined buying and selling power.

Wefarm is building a trusted digital platform for these farmers to be able to connect to the people and resources they need to be more successful. And thanks to it's leading machine learning and natural language processing libraries it's able to do this even via SMS.

Wefarm have also made early moves into providing a marketplace — helping to put farmers in touch with local suppliers of goods and gear such as seed and fertilisers. It generated $1m of sales in the first 8 months of operating, seeing the bulk of its growth in developing markets where small scale agriculture is more prominent, and those farms have been very underserved. The company has continued to receive backing by investors that see the potential in its space.

Benefits

  • Annual whole company get together (Wecamp)
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Video therapy sessions through Spill, to support positive mental health

Company values

  • Make their trust deserved
  • Be bold & surprise yourself
  • Own it and get it done
  • Collaborate, share & build together

Funding (last 2 of 7 rounds)

Mar 2021

$11m

SERIES A

Feb 2020

$0.3m

GRANT

$30.9m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Previously worked for NGOs in Peru.

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