TerraClear Blog

Month: June 2021

The Seattle Times – Smartsheet co-founder’s latest venture tackles ‘the worst job on the farm’

When Bellevue entrepreneur Brent Frei returned to his family’s farm four summers ago, where he was born and raised, his father asked if he could help out by collecting loose rocks in the fields. So Frei grabbed his gloves and spent the next several days tromping through dusty fields in central Idaho’s dry heat. Rocks …

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StartUs Insights – 5 Top Computer Vision Startups Impacting Agriculture

TerraClear was featured by StartUs Insights as one of the Top 5 Computer Vision Startups Impacting Agriculture. TerraClear – Clearing Rocks Farmers have to deal with many land-related issues before actually sowing crops. A particularly painful and time-consuming task is to clear the sowing field of rocks. Delegating such basic tasks to robotics and automation will save …

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TerraClear Rock Picker featured on The Next Byte Podcast

We Volver: The Next Byte Podcast – TerraClear: The Rock Picking Robot

TerraClear recently raised a Series A round of funding for their robotic rock picker. Check out The Next Byte Podcast, as they discuss TerraClear’s innovative Rock Picker and the technology that is solving farmer’s most troublesome and constant problem, rocks. Note: During Series A funding, TerraClear raised $25 million. Brent Frei’s last name is pronounced …

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Farm Journal: AgWeb- Startup Working on A Roomba For Picking Rock

TerraClear is a startup with a goal to create a fully autonomous rock picker eliminating the need for the manual (and back-breaking) job across farm fields.  The idea for TerraClear came from Brent Frei’s experience growing up on his family’s farm in Idaho, and with three decades of experience in the software industry, he applied …

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TerraClear raises $25M for its rock-picking farm tech

GeekWire – TerraClear raises $25M for its rock-picking farm tech as it sees fully autonomous version on horizon

New funding: TerraClear, the ag tech startup that’s using artificial intelligence and robotics to help farmers deal with costly and time-consuming rocks in their fields, has raised $25 million in new funding, the company announced Wednesday. The tech: Founded in 2017 by Brent Frei, the former CEO of Onyx Software and co-founder of Smartsheet, TerraClear splits its operations …

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Capital Press – TerraClear Secures Investment for Autonomous Rock Picker

TerraClear, a robotics company working toward building a fully autonomous rock picker, announced on Wednesday Series A funding of $25 million. The company has developed a system that uses a drone to map the size and location of rocks in a field and a rock-picking implement to clear the rocks from the field. The early …

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Precision Ag Rock Picker

Precision Ag- Technology in Agriculture: TerraClear Rock Picker Picks Up Investors on Road to Developing ‘Roomba For Rocks’

Farmers and venture capital investors are responding favorably to an evolving technology solution to streamline an age-old dilemma — rocks in the field. Picking up rocks is traditionally tedious and backbreaking work, but very necessary given the ever increasing cost and sophistication of field equipment in harm’s way. In the past year, a company called …

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