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Pro Farm

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Tagline

UBP - Novel nutrient feeding technology

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Elevator Pitch

Pro Farm has created a novel nutrient feeding technology and brought its first commercial product to market in the US, South-America and Europe in 2016/17. The product has attracted an increasing client base alongside with multiple license negotiations with some of the biggest agrochemical companies in the world.

The product is an addition to existing fertiliser program, effecting the plants physiological properties by relieving abiotic stress from the plant and giving a 10-35% yield increase while improving the crop quality. The effect of the technology is universal but Pro Farm is targeting large field crops; Soybean, Corn, Cereal.

The technology is patented and is under review by some of the largest distributors in the world. The commercial product is already in distribution in 7 states in the US, selected countries in South-America and in Europe.

Pro Farm has a broad third party validation for the performance of the product and scientific proof of the stress relieving properties of the technology.

Pro Farm is looking to expand its own sales force, increase the R&D and trial program to bring 3 new products to the market within the next 2 years and to build a robust team that consists of industry veterans.


Product

Pro Farm's first commercial product UBP-110 is a speciality fertiliser for large field crops. It can be used together with most common pesticides and other known agrochemicals. UBP-110 relieves abiotic stress from plants, gives significant yield increase and improves crop quality. UBP-110 is used both as a seed treatment and as a foliar treatment.



Why we are ecofriendly

Pro Farm technology improves plants physiology, bacterial activity, tolerance towards deceases and pests while also delivering higher yields and improved crop quality from the same amount of arable land.

UBP is non-toxic and it also gives farmer a good return on investment.

Latest News

08/17 Scientific study made on the biological activity of UBP-agrochemicals by The Agrophysical Research Center that backs Pro Farms claims in reducing abiotic stress while improving the yield performance and crop quality.

07/17 after successful trial year and 15,000 acres of usage in first commercial year, Family Farms Group is looking to radically expand the distribution of Pro Farm's product(s) to its members for next season.

- Scandagra to distribute Pro Farms products in Estonia

- David Sippell (former Syngenta Canada Seed division GM) to join Pro Farm's board of directors

- Sugarbeet trials give excellent yield with Pro Farms product trials at the Finnish Sugarbeet Research Center

- Soybean trials in the US yields +25% over best existing treatment program at Family Farms Group trial fields

- Sorghum trials in the US yields +27% over best existing treatment program at Family Farms Group trial fields, breaking the county record in Jerseyville with Sorghum.

- Tomato trials at the Estonian Crop Research Center yield +27% more yield while sustaining the quality on tomatoes


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Version History

2017-08-15 12:27:23 - changed pitch to 'Pro Farm has created a novel nutrient feeding technology and brought its first commercial product to market in the...'

2017-08-15 12:24:18 - changed environmental-impact to 'More yield from same area of cultivated land. Non-toxic and beneficial for crops and soil in the long run. - For...'

2017-08-15 12:24:15 - changed environmental-impact to 'More yield from same area of cultivated land. Non-toxic and beneficial for crops and soil in the long run. - For...'

2017-08-15 12:22:06 - changed environmental-impact to 'Reduction of pesticides and herbicides by -25% (test conducted by Finnish Sugar beet research Institute)'

2017-08-15 12:21:39 - changed economic-impact to 'The SRP. for farmer per hectare averages at 23€ / ha. Distributors have a 100% mark-up. Soybean farmers average ROI...'



Website


Revenues

2014:
0
2015:
0
2016:
100000€
2017E:
500000€

Fundraising

2000000€

Capital Raised

800000€


Employees

14

Investors

Mikaels Ltd, Caplia Invest Ltd, Grannefelt Finance, Founders

Customers

Distributors: Family Farms Group (US), ERRO (Uruguay), Scandagra (Baltics), Direct to farmers

Enviromental Impact

More yield from same area of cultivated land. Non-toxic and beneficial for crops and soil in the long run.

- For farmer possibility to reduce certain chemicals by 25% when using together with UBP due to synergistic reaction. (3 year trial ongoing with Finnish Sugarbeet Research Center and Turku University)

Economic Impact

The SRP. for farmer per hectare averages at 23€ / ha.
Distributors have a 100% mark-up.
Soybean farmers average ROI in the US in 2016 was +500% from increased yield.

Social Impact

Improving farmers income from same cultivated area while giving immediate economic benefit by reducing chemical inputs



Country of Origin

Finland

Founded

Company founded in 2014 (Founder of Pro Farm started development of technology in 1975)



Team

Matti Tiainen - Co-Founder / Sales

Dr. Igor Taganov / Co-founder, Head Scientist
Mr. Toni Murtoniemi / CFO
Mr. Fredrik Engvall / Co-founder, CIO
Mr. Kalle Virta / Research Scientist
Mr. Tommi Lodman / Sales Manager
Ms. Liis Korna / Agronomist
Ms. Tatiana Kokoreva / Sales assistant
Mr. Karl Aksin / Sales, Baltics

Contact Person

Matti Tiainen

Headquarter

Helsinki, Finland

Tags

Growth, Yield, invest, farming, water, fertilisers, biostimulant