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Mahindra joins McCain and Monsanto as investor in Big Data company Resson

Mahindra & Mahindra joins McCain and Monsanto as investor in Big Data company Resson

Resson combines the latest advancements in computer vision, machine learning and big data analytics to provide growers with actionable insights using their field data.
(Courtesy: Resson)

May 10, 2018
Resson, a predictive analytics company for the agricultural industry, has announced a $14 million Series C up round of financing that welcomed Mahindra & Mahindra as a strategic partner.

The Indian conglomerate joins existing strategic partners McCain Foods and Monsanto Growth Ventures as well as existing investors Build Ventures, Rho Canada, BDC Capital, East Valley Ventures and the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation.

Resson's strategic partners and investors participated in this round of financing. The company previously received a $US 11 million Series B funding round in June 2016.

Resson uses machine learning, big data analytics and computer vision to help growers of crops like potatoes, spinach and grapes make better-informed decisions about crop management to increase productivity on their farms.

Using cameras mounted on tractors or drones, the Resson Agricultural Management and Analytics System (RAMAS®) provides a dashboard view that delivers insights that help better manage yields, crop inputs and agronomy decisions.

Mahindra & Mahindra is the latest company to join Resson as a strategic partner. Headquartered in India, Mahindra & Mahindra is the world's largest selling tractor company by volume, and the company boasts over 500 dealerships in North America.

Rajesh Jejurikar, President, Farm Equipment Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra:

“Agriculture is an increasingly technology-intensive business, and Resson's precision farming solutions will help growers get more yield from every acre.”

“We are delighted to join McCain Foods Limited and Monsanto Growth Ventures as a strategic partner of Resson.”
Resson is actively working in partnership with McCain Foods and its team of agronomists to test and advance the Company's technology in real life commercial potato farming environments.

McCain Foods was Resson's first customer and has been a hands-on strategic partner to the company from its earliest days.

Max Koeune, President and CEO of McCain Foods Limited:

“McCain has a proud history of advancing agricultural practices in potato growing and we remain committed to this approach.”

“Our desire for continual improvement fuels our ongoing drive to partner with leading edge technology companies such as Resson, to create breakthrough innovation in agricultural technologies and set new standards for efficient crop production.”
Jeff Grammer, CEO of Resson:

“Our strategic partners have been critical to the development of our technology and our rapid growth over the last two years.”

“With the addition of Mahindra & Mahindra, we will expand our understanding of predictive analytics to maximize yields and profits for growers.”
Companies in this Article
Resson uses the rapidly expanding trend of drone application in agriculture and large scale cloud-based predictive analytics to optimize agricultural productivity.
The Mahindra Group - headquartered in India - is a USD 19 billion federation of diversified companies, with significant activities in agribusiness.
McCain Foods (Canada) is a division of McCain Foods Limited, an international leader in the frozen food industry and the world’s largest processor of French fries and specialty potato products.
Monsanto provides agricultural products for farmers. The company provides seeds (including GM-modified starting materials) as well as crop protectants, such as the herbicide round-up.