Trace Genomics

Trace Genomics is a pioneer in the use of hi-definition genomics to activate the hidden insights in soil for healthier soils and a healthier planet.

Trace Genomics delivers comprehensive, precise soil analysis to help farmers, ag retailers and product companies turn insights into action.

Trace Genomics was founded in 2015 by Diane Wu and Poornima Parameswaran. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.


Trace Genomics uses genomics, soil science and machine learning to create a pathway to deliver targeted database insights and actions at cost-speed-scale-accuracy for partners who are advancing modern farming solutions for a net-zero food production system.


Trace Genomics' exclusive metagenomics approach is the only proven technique to accurately measure the entire soil microbiome and provide optimized recommendations to improve crop yield and soil sustainability.


Trace Genomics provides the most comprehensive soil analysis on the market, bringing nutrient management into the future. Trace Genomics' platform is trusted by leading companies, including AB InBev, Wilbur-EllisWilbur-Ellis, Agrian, The Arthur Companies, CHS, Kula Bio, Ward Laboratories.


Trace Genomics is backed by Tiger Global Management, Stage 1 Ventures, Viking Global Investors, Thrive, AgFunder, Fall Line Capital, S2G Ventures, Refactor Capital, SVG Partners, Trailhead Capital, and others. The company raised a new financing of an undisclosed amount on Nov 11, 2021. This brings Trace Genomics' total funding to $43.5M to date.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $43.5M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: NA)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Ames
  • State: Iowa
  • Country: United States
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