Agrible, Inc., an agriculture software company specializing in predictive analytics tools for growers, today (Nov. 6) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new headquarters located in the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The new office reflects Agrible’s expansive growth and recent milestones, including the launch of its flagship product, Morning Farm Report, its $4.1 Million in Series A Funding led by Serra Ventures, and its partnership with ADM Crop Risk Services.
In less than a year, Agrible grew from less than 10 employees to a full-time staff of nearly 50. Each new hire adds more development and outreach possibilities for Morning Farm Report and future projects, and the new space provides a modern and exciting place to work.
“The quality of our products has always been reflected in the quality of our amazing team, and now we have the office to match that.” said Chris Harbourt, CEO of Agrible. “It’s an energized work environment in the perfect city right in the heart of U.S. agriculture.”
Agrible established its roots in the Research Park as a start-up at the EnterpriseWorks incubator. With the help of resources available through EnterpriseWorks and Research Park, Agrible launched Morning Farm Report and made important connections in the community with growers and other Research Park companies.
“We have been privileged to be part of Agrible’s growth, from pre-incubation, to tenancy at EnterpriseWorks through graduation,” said Research Park director Laura Frerichs. “We are delighted to have Chris and his team remain in Research Park, where they have already contributed so much to our community.”
Agrible joins several other agriculture companies in the Research Park, including Dow AgroSciences, ADM, John Deere, Anheuser-Bush Inbev, and Caterpillar.
Read more about Agrible’s new headquarters in the News-Gazette
Agrible provides actionable predictive analytics tools to growers all across the world. We predict how weather will impact crops, agricultural operations, and economic decisions. We aim to make big data helpful instead of overwhelming, to innovate within existing production methods, and to be the leading voice of recommendations for our agricultural partners. Above all, we value the role of the farmer, and work tirelessly to bring the most accurate, practical information in real time. Agrible was the winner of “Best New Venture” at the 2015 Innovation Celebration Awards.