Leaf, a data infrastructure company in the food and agriculture sector, has raised $5m in seed funding led by S2G Ventures.
The round also saw participation from existing investors Cultivian, Radicle Growth, and SP Ventures.
Software developers and companies of all sizes use Leaf’s unified farm data API to send and receive user-permissioned data across platforms in a consistent, standardised way. Leaf said this enables companies to build more sophisticated applications years ahead of schedule.
Companies representing over 200m acres are using Leaf’s API to build and scale products for carbon and sustainability tracking, farm management, lending and insurance, biotech, land and input marketplaces, agronomy, food traceability, maintenance forecasting, and more.
Bailey Stockdale, CEO and co-founder of Leaf, said, “We started Leaf after experiencing the frustrations of developers working in food and agriculture first hand.
“Before Leaf, large and well-funded development teams would struggle for years to overcome inconsistent data access, formats, translation, organisation, and integrations. Now these same companies and teams of all sizes use Leaf to focus on building new value for their customers instead of maintaining redundant backend infrastructure.”
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