Ag-tech start-up AgShift raises $2M from Exfinity Ventures

By : |March 23, 2018 0

AgShift, a California-based technology startup, is building the world’s first autonomous food inspection system leveraging Deep Learning and Computer Vision has raised $2 million in seed funding to strengthen product development and expand customer reach.

“At AgShift, we are re-imagining food inspection at various layers – starting from digitizing product specifications,  using a mobile-first approach for operational efficiencies to leveraging Deep Learning to make inspections autonomous. Our goal is to standardize food inspection across the entire supply chain and reduce food wastage resulting from inconsistencies in food quality interpretation,” said Miku Jha, Founder & CEO of AgShift.

AgShift was founded by Miku Jha, a passionate entrepreneur with a proven track record. She has led multiple startups from founding stage to successful acquisitions & mergers with companies such as IBM and Xyratex. AgShift solution blends Deep Learning with Computer Vision to autonomously inspect produce and other commodities for defects. The platform relies on curated, extensive real-world image data sets to teach our software to analyze defects with high consistency and accuracy – every time.

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Exfinity Ventures, an early stage venture fund focused on frontier technologies shaping the future, has backed AgShift in their vision. “The AgShift team is truly leading the transition of food inspection and quality assessment into the data-driven era, AgShift’s unique application of deep learning with a challenging proposition truly excites us”, said Shailesh Ghorpade, Managing Partner & CIO of Exfinity Ventures.

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