Infarm was founded in 2013. Its 3 founders moved from Tel Aviv to Berlin to take advantage of the thriving startup community. They have installed over 500 hydroponic vertical farms into supermarkets and distribution centers around the world. They grow 200,000 plants every month and analyse the data from the farms to ensure they can control the farm environments to maximise growing conditions.
According to the Infarm website, their vertical farms use 95% less water than soil based farming, take up 0.5% of the space, use zero chemical pesticides, need 90% less transportation and 75% less fertiliser.
Infarm are in many supermarkets around the world, like M&S in Clapham Junction and Metro stores in Germany, and they are preparing to roll out their farms to supermarkets across Japan and US.
Their business model is built on technology and software sales rather than growing greens. They raised $100 million in Series B funding in 2020.