Slantrange is a big data and analytics company focused on the agriculture sector that describes itself as an agricultural intelligence company. They offer a SaaS analytical product for agriculture and advanced multi-spectral sensor systems meant to be mounted on drones. Applications of their systems include detecting crop infections, vegetation stress, automatic crop counts, etc.
Slantrange products are mostly sold to drone services companies who are then contracted by farmers for data analysis of their fields. They make revenue through their SaaS software subscriptions and through selling the hardware sensors.
The team is based in San Diego, California and currently has approximately a dozen employees.
Why I like Them
There is a large opportunity ahead in digitizing agriculture and Slantrange is the premium provider of data analytics for the industry with best in class sensors. Satellite systems cannot provide the resolution or yield of information on crop fields that drone based sensors systems do. Slantrange takes advantage of this much richer data set using advanced data mining and analytics to offer detailed, actionable insights to farmers. I like that the team's focus is on continuously extracting higher value data from sensor systems that no other offering can match.
Even with such a small team they already have a huge amount of traction selling in 20+ countries via 15+ distributors. They also have a large amount of intellectual property around technology.
Disclosure: I have spoken to members of the executive team.