LettUs Grow has secured £2.35m funding.

The Bristol firm’s Ostara software controls vertical farms, automating temperature and light control as well as when nutrients are delivered to plants.

The system also collects data on crops from seed stage to harvest, which growers can analyse and use to improve their farm operations.

The round was led by Longwall Venture Partners.

Charlie Guy, co-founder and MD of LettUs Grow, said: “This investment gives us a platform to really accelerate in 2020 and scale-up the delivery of our game-changing technology to farmers across the country.

“We’re seeing rising demand from around the world for new technologies to help farmers grow crops in ways that mitigate against the effects of climate change and ever-increasing extreme weather events.”

Telecoms giant Vodafone awarded £45,000 funding to the AgriTech company in 2019.

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