Root AI raises $7.2m from AgFunder, Calcanis to deploy its ‘cross-crop robot’ workforce

Root AI raises $7.2m from AgFunder, Calcanis to deploy its ‘cross-crop robot’ workforce

Covid-19’s onset in the US coincided with one of the most important seasons on specialty crop farms across the country: harvest. As labor shortages and uncertainties surrounding the H2A visa program — and other pandemic-related factors — hit growers with a curveball, Root AI CEO Josh Lessing saw a prime opportunity to take his ag robotics startup to the next level.

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Source: Root AI raises $7.2m from AgFunder, Calcanis to deploy its ‘cross-crop robot’ workforce