Waleed Arshad is an skilled AgriTech entrepreneur and has been actively concerned within the AgriTech startup scene for a very long time now. He has reached out to the folks of rural areas of Punjab and offered them with the data of technological experiments and helped them enhance yield and high quality.
Waleed’s first AgriTech challenge was again in 2015 wherein he labored with the processes concerned with the plantation of flowers later he moved on to completely different sorts of greens, and money crops, and saved making an attempt his luck with completely different varieties. Waleed began that challenge from 1 acre and scaled it as much as 1000 acres of land.
2020 is the 12 months wherein Waleed lastly got here to understand his precise ardour and stepped into “Vertical Farming”. He constructed his first Hydroponic Greenhouse and began rising high-quality greens to be exported. Waleed was additionally chosen for the Hero Coaching Program by Draper College earlier this 12 months. Draper College, often known as Draper College of Heroes, makes a speciality of making an thought right into a product and scaling your current enterprise to the subsequent stage with top-tier enterprise capitalists and entrepreneurs. Previous audio system have included Elon Musk (Tesla), Aaron Levie (Field), and Tony Hsieh (Zappos).
Firstly of 2022, he began engaged on the thought of constructing one thing huge round vertical greenhouses to be able to present the neighborhood with more healthy, brisker, greener, and extra natural produce. His targets concerning the challenge have been large together with reducing brief the availability chain and making an attempt to lower carbon footprint and world warming and with these super targets in thoughts, “VeGrow Farms” got here into being.
VeGrow Farms has a really proficient and younger blood workforce which consists of the Founder Waleed Arshad, and the Chief Advertising Officer Jasia Farooq, additionally a younger skilled working within the Pakistani Advertising trade for a while and has expertise throughout a number of industries together with Telecom, Fintech, and Meals Retail.
Workforce VeGrow Farms claims that they are going to be utilizing this funding for his or her MVP and growing the tempo of product growth and in the end constructing and increasing their provide chain.
The founder Waleed Arshad refused to reply the query in regards to the magnitude of the funding by saying:
“We will’t formally disclose the quantity proper now as we’re heads down on constructing and we need to maintain that our major focus. We are going to disclose it 6 months from now”.
VeGrow Farm’s main focus is on lowering the CO2 (carbon) footprint that conventional farming imposes on the surroundings.VeGrow Farms advocates the strategy of rising crops in a vertical route utilizing as little water as 5% of what typical farming would possibly devour.
If we are able to combine the usage of superior know-how within the agriculture world, the crop yield could be elevated, illness could be managed and the standard of crops could be improved immensely to provide brisker, greener, and more healthy merchandise for everybody.
If we are able to efficiently implement these concepts from VeGrowFarmsinto our all of conventional agricultural lands, each city can have a spot the place you will get contemporary, nutritious natural produce with out having to take care of the effort of sourcing, fluctuating charges from rising inflation, unreliable high quality and modifications from world warming.
Constructing a vertical farming unit in most city settings that may present contemporary and wholesome inexperienced to locals can contribute in direction of lowering the natural produce carbon footprint by shortening the availability chains.
“International Warming is getting worse day-to-day. If we don’t take a step in the present day we will likely be very sorry in 2050. After the latest floods in Pakistan, I really feel like it’s now or by no means for us.” Stated Waleed, Founding father of VeGrow Farms.