Crop Enhancement is a venture-backed agriculture technology startup that develops proprietary films and formulations that modify plant surfaces (leaves, stems, fruit and seeds) to improve plants’ resistance to pests and diseases, while reducing the need for synthetic pesticides and pesticide applications.
Crop Enhancement aims to accelerate the development of breakthrough crop protection technology in the US, particularly for the production of high-value fruit and vegetable crops.
Crop Enhancement was founded in 2011 by David Soane and is based in San Jose, California.
Crop Enhancement's formulation technologies enable release of chemical agents, such as pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers into target microenvironments.
Crop Enhancement is developing sustainable agrochemical formulations that employ advanced and environmentally friendly chemistry to improve crop yields, eliminate or minimize pesticide use, and enable precise and effective delivery of active ingredients and fertilizers.
Crop Enhancement's investors include Spruce Capital Partners/MLS, Cavallo Ventures, 1955 Capital, Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund, Bandgap Ventures, Phoenix Venture Partners LLC. and others. The company raised $8M in a Series B round on Apr 14, 2020. This brings Cropp Enhancement's total funding to $16.5M to date.