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Heidi Lindsley

2022 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award Honorees

TerraClear is proud to be named a 2022 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards Honoree The RBR50 awards honor technology, business, and market innovations, as well as the robotics and automation organizations worldwide that were responsible for them. The 2022 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards were presented for the following classes of innovation: Business and Management – Initiatives or …

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TerraClear “rocks” Idaho Farm Bureau convention

TerraClear “rocks” Idaho Farm Bureau convention For Idaho Farm Bureau Federation FORT HALL – Idaho farmers are proud of the rich, volcanic soil in which they grow their crops. But that fantastic soil originated from the erosion of rocks and, unfortunately for many farmers, those ancestral rocks are still nestled in, snug as can be, …

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Our Company Story

How We Began TerraClear founder Brent Frei spent decades founding and leading successful technology companies, like Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), Onyx Software, and HarvestWest Investment fund. But like others born into a close-knit farming community, his heart never left Grangeville, ID. When he returned to his hometown, his prior successes counted little to his standing on …

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Carroll Times Herald – Landus Innovation Center showcases TerraClear’s modern rock picker

RALSTON: The new Landus Innovation Center in Ralston showcased one of its partners emerging technologies in a recent demonstration to area farmers. TerraClear, a Bellevue, Washington start-up, brought its state-of-the-art rock picker to Landus. The rock picker, which is compatible with a compact track loader or skid steer loader, can selectively pick up rocks 6 …

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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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