The Biome Makers' Journey

Cultivating Excellence

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Mission 

Our mission is to create a more sustainable world through soil recovery.

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Vision

Our ultimate vision is to bring ecological balance into modern global food production systems.  

2015

2015 | Biome Makers is born

Biome Makers was born in San Francisco, CA. Founders Alberto Acedo and Adrián Ferrero take action to recover soil health through science and technology.

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April 2015

2015 | First Partnership

First partnership secured with Illumina Accelerator.

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April 2015
2015

2015 | Community recognition

Biome Makers receives several awards for our innovation in building a sophisticated and impactful technology:

  • Primeros emprendedores no americanos seleccionados por Illumina Accelerator (NASDAQ: ILMN) 2015.
  • Empresario de Año, Categoría Joven, 2015, Facultad de Comercio de Valladolid.
  • Programa FICHe de la Comisión Europea, 2015 
  • Premio Innova, Diario de León 2015.
  • Certamen Nacional de Jóvenes Emprendores INJUVE, 2014. 
  • Mejor Iniciativa Empresarial de Valladolid, 2014.
  • Mejor Idea Biotecnológica de España, Fundación Genoma España 2011.

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April 2016

2015 | First Product

Winseq trials and market validation for advanced soil analysis in vineyards.

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April 2016
June 2016

2015 | European Expansion

Spanish subsidiary and WineSeq technology recognition.

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October 2016

2015 | Seed Round

Biome Makers completes a seed round supported by Illumina and Viking.

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2016

2016 | Community recognition

Biome Makers receives several awards for our innovation in building a sophisticated and impactful technology:

  • Premio a la Startup más innovadora en la categoría: "Pre-Series A Startups", en los AgFunder Innovation Awards 2016 (Estados Unidos). Agfunder Adward. "Most Innovative AgTech US Pre-Series A Startups" 2016.
  • Finalista en el South Summit 2016.
  • Finalista en el IE Venture Network 2015-2016.
  • Finalista en el EU eHeatlh Competition de la Comisión Europea 2016.

 

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2016
Mar 2017

2016 | Wineseq Portal

Wineseq launches operational portal, an easy and friendly platform featuring a toolkit for deeper analysis of results.

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Mar 2017
2017

2017 | Community recognition

Biome Makers receives several awards for our innovation in building a sophisticated and impactful technology:

  • WinNovation Award, Wine Industry Network (US) 2017.
  • Finalista Agtech Latan Chile 2017.
  • Finalista InnoSTARS Competition 2017. (US-CHINA)
  • Plug and Play. Food and Beverages Accelerator 2017
  • Seleccionada “Pyme innovadora 2017” representante de la ciudad de Valladolid en el Encuentro Nacional de Ciudades Innovadoras 2017.
  • Sello Pyme Innovadora. Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad. 2017.

 

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2017
March 2018

2017 | BeCrop® and Gheom

Beyond vineyards, Biome Makers expands tech to any soil and any crop through BeCrop® and Gheom services.

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March 2018
September 2018

2017 | More Partnerships

Biome Makers receives the support of Terra and The Pearse Lyons to keep improving the technology.

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September 2018
2018

2018 | Community recognition

Biome Makers receives several awards for our innovation in building a sophisticated and impactful technology:

  • Nomination - International innovation award for sustainable food and agriculture
  • Sacramento Region Innovation Awards Food & Agribusiness  Biome Makers Inc. (2018)  - finalist 

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2018
February 2019

2019 | New App, new tools

New mobility tools: App and API

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August 2019

2019 | Series A funding 

Biome Makers raised Series A funding led by European investors: Seaya Ventures, Local Globe and JME Ventures.

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August 2019
2019

2019 | Community recognition

Biome Makers receives several awards for our innovation in building a sophisticated and impactful technology:

  • Agricultural or green biotech category, EuropaBio 2019
  • Agripreneur of the year 2019
  • Premio empresario del año 2019

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2019
February 2020

2020 | Fields4Ever initiative

Biome Makers launches Fields4Ever, a global initiative for the conservation and monitoring of soil health.

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February 2020
March 2020

2020 | European Commission Support

Funding from the European Commission to expand BeCrop® Technology.

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March 2020
August 2017

2020 | Community recognition

Biome Makers receives several awards for our innovation in building a sophisticated and impactful technology:

  • BeCrop Top Innovation Challenge 2020: Food Security and Agriculture Risk Financing  2020 – World Bank & Draper university - 2020
  • THRIVE TOP 50 scaling and visionary AgTech companies. 2020
  • Greatest Impact on Soil Health" award in the Emerging Tech Showcase 2020

 

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August 2017
February 2021

2021 | The first AI virtual assistant

Biome Makers collaborates with Bayer Crop Science to validate the first AI virtual assistant to optimize yield and improve soil health.

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February 2021
April 2021

2021 | First Lab Licensing Partnership

Waters Agricultural Laboratories Inc acquires a license of BeCrop® technology.

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April 2021
July 2021

2021 | Series B Funding Secured

Biome Makers Raises $15M in Series B Funding led by Prosus Ventures, with the participation of Seaya Ventures, Viking Global Investors, JME Ventures and Pymwymic.

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July 2021
January 2022

2022 | Expansion of Executive Team

New global executive team members join in each department with shared vision for worldwide soil health.

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January 2022
February 2022

2022 | New Product Developments

Biome Makers announces updates to BeCrop® and launches BeCrop® Rate.

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February 2022
February 2022

2022 | New Brand Architecture

Former product brand "Gheom" realigns with BeCrop® technology, is re-named BeCrop® Trials.

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February 2022
March 2022

2022 | BeCrop® Advisor Program Launch

Biome Makers launches BeCrop® Advisor, a soil health educational training initiative on soil biology and the applications of BeCrop® technology.

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March 2022
2022

2022 | Community recognition

Biome Makers receives several awards for our innovation in building a sophisticated and impactful technology:

  • Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2022

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2022
May 2023

2023 | Revolutionary Achiever Award

Our CSO and cofounder, Dr. Alberto Acedo, was recognized for the Revolutionary Achiever Award 2023. 

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May 2023
August 2023

2023 | AgTech Data Analytics Solution of the Year Award

BeCrop® Technology was selected as the winner of the AgTech Data Analytics Solution of the Year award from AgTech Breakthrough Awards program 2023.

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August 2023

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