Centaur Analytics


Year of Selection



Ag Tech




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


Centaur Analytics Inc. (Centaur), was founded in 2014 by serial tech entrepreneur Sotiris Bantas (previously co-founder and CTO of Helic, acquired by Ansys) and industry veteran Vasilis Sotiroudas. Today, Centaur is making headway in redefining post-harvest AgTech. Centaur is the first company to provide predictive analytics that one can trust across various storage configurations, crops and geographies. Centaur started with two employees in 2014 and now has a team of highly skilled engineers and other scientists of twenty-seven people. Centaur also has strategic partnerships with academic institutions like the University of Thessaly in Volos and the University in Dresden in Germany, assisting in developing Precision FumigationTM technology resulting in minimal food loss.


Dr. Sotiris Bantas has a Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Diploma in Electrical Engineering, both from the National Technical University of Athens. He is a technologist and entrepreneur with 20 years of professional experience. He is currently the founder and CEO of Centaur Analytics, the leading provider of full-stack Internet-of-Things solutions for quality and abundance of agricultural products. From 2000 to 2014 as co-founder and CTO of Helic, an EDA software innovator, he spearheaded the development of IP for wireless silicon ICs that powered the smartphone boom. of Japan. From 1995 to 1999 he was a Research Engineer with the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) of the National Technical University of Athens. Sotiris holds 4 US patents, including 2 in machine learning CAD methods.

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