Iron Ox

Iron Ox is a leader in robotics and AI-enabled farming with a mission to solve food insecurity.

Iron Ox is one of a number of companies trying to automate the human-intensive work of agriculture.

Iron Ox was founded in 2015 by Brandon Alexander and Jon Binney. The company is headquartered in San Carlos, California.


Iron Ox has developed hybrid robotic greenhouses that dynamically support a range of produce offerings. The company's produce tastes incredible, has lower environmental impacts, and we do it all at levels of precision that are impossible through traditional farming.


Iron Ox uses robotics and artificial intelligence to ensure each individual plant receives the optimal levels of sunshine, water, and nutrients. Their approach lets them grow exactly what’s needed, greatly reducing systemic food waste.


Iron Ox uses around 90% less water than traditional farming. These sorts of systems also integrate data into every part of the process, collecting a significant amount of information about the produce they grow to improve on future yield.


Iron Ox is backed by Breakthrough Energy Venture, Crosslink Capital, Pathbreaker Ventures, Amplify Partners, ENIAC Ventures, R7 Partners, Tuesday Ventures, Y Combinator, and others. The company raised $53M in Series C round on Sep 22, 2021. This brings Iron Ox's total funding to $98.3M to date.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $98.3M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Carlos
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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