Blue River Technology

Blue River Technology is a pioneer in the use of computer vision and robotics for agriculture. It serves the agricultural industry by designing and building advanced farm machines that utilize computer vision and machine learning to enable farmers to understand and manage every plant.

Blue River Technology is bringing crop protection into the digital era with See & Spray machines that precisely observe and treat each plant in a field.

Blue River Technology was founded in 2011 by two Stanford University Alumni, Jorge Heraud & Lee Redden. The company is based in Sunnyvale, California.

Blue River is a pioneer in the agricultural robotics space and has developed the See & Spray precision sprayer, which applies pesticide only where needed, and can reduce pesticide use 90%.

 Blue River Technology was acquired by John Deere on Jan 1, 2017 for $305M.



  • Year founded: 2011
  • Funding Info: $30.3M in 4 funding Rounds (Last funding type: Series B)- Has been acquired by John Deere on Jan 1, 2017 for $305M
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: Acquired for $305M as of Jan 1, 2017
  • City/Town: Sunnyvale
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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