Entepreneurs
Bantas#18
Vision

To dramatically reduce the $1 trillion of crop value lost annually from farm to shelf.

Sotiris Bantas

Centaur Analytics

YEAR SELECTED

2018

SECTOR

Ag Tech

EMPLOYEES

21

COMPANY PROFILE

Centaur Analytics reduces post-harvest losses during transportation and storage, which each year are worth $1 trillion, by monitoring agricultural products with wireless sensors. Centaur’s Internet-of-Crops™ platform uses data analytics to predict food spoilage months in advance and prevents infestation by prescribing optimal dosage of pest treatments such as fumigation.

Sotiris Bantas, President & CEO holds a degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in semiconductor by the National Technical University of Athens. After graduation, he founded a design automation software startup and managed multi-million-dollar accounts in Silicon Valley and Japan. In 2014, he joined forces with Vasilis Sotiroudas, an agronomist and food scientist and co-founded Centaur with the objective to tackle food security challenges in Greece and globally.

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