BRINC MENA, the food and agritech venture capital and accelerator firm has invested in Pakistan-based smart farming solutions provider,Radical Growth Solutions’s pre-seed funding round.
Founded in 2017 by Nabeel Yousuf and Priya Osanna Smith, Radical Growth Solutions makes easy-to-use hardware, software, and mobile apps for digital agriculture. The solution leverages technology to help farmers make data-driven decisions and understand nature better by removing guesswork from irrigation to determine precisely how much water each plant needs and deliver exactly that, reducing operational costs and increasing crop yield.
Since its establishment, Radical Growth Solutions has been bootstrapped. In 2019, the startup joined Jordan’s HASSAD Agritech Accelerator as part of the first cohort programme, and then went onto BRINC’s Hardware & IoT Acceleration Programme in 2020.
“We are thrilled to partner with BRINC and HASSAD, and we can see the value each added to our journey so far. The continuous backing we received from both accelerators helped us restructure our thoughts and ideas, understand the process, and prepare for our journey, avoiding obvious pitfalls that may occur due to a lack of guidance and support,” said Nabeel Yousuf, co-founder of Radical Growth Solutions.
The startup will utilise the fresh capital to advance its product development and roll-out the first generation of their internet of things (IoT) based intelligent system. It will also launch a marketing campaign to spread awareness on the benefits of digital transformation in agriculture.
“Innovation has always been the protagonist of the great revolutions in the agricultural sector. Agritech has also played a vital role in maintaining sustainability and food security around the world. On the cutting edge of agritech innovations sits Radical Growth Technologies, a BRINC portfolio startup that developed an irrigation monitoring solution that contributes vastly to transforming farming into the digital age and introducing farmers to improved resource management, preventing guess work, reducing costs and increasing efficiency, leading to a better yield. As part of our 6th cohort game changers, we are proud of the significant progress Radical Growth has achieved over the 3 month accelerator program and we foresee their technology scaling to multiple regions and supporting farmers around the globe,” said Fatima Tammam, associate programme manager at BRINC MENA.