Soil1 is dedicated to making soil health testing affordable and available to every farmer in the world. 

 Around the world, the industrialization of agriculture has left field soil depleted and dependent upon expensive fertilizer and nutrient supplements. The 21st-century soil health movement represents a revolution in agricultural sustainability and productivity. At its heart is a paradigm shift from viewing soil as a dead chemical mixture to a living part of the crop’s ecology.

In partnership with major research entities such as the Ohio State University and Los Alamos National Laboratories, Soil1 has developed a portfolio of technologies that allow inexpensive soil ecology testing to take place in the farmer’s field and not a far off laboratory providing the farmer with inexpensive instantaneous soil quality and condition feedback that can empower decisions that lead to greater yields and profits. 



Soil1™ is a start-up launched by the AgriFoundry™ in Columbus, Ohio. AgriFoundry™ is a business start-up studio focused on feeding the world in the 21st century by launching new companies that make advanced agricultural technologies affordable and available to every farmer in the world.



Ikove Startup Nursery bridges the gap between University funded R&D and VC funded rounds by providing not only capital, but by acting as a “Startup Nursery”. Ikove has installed a multi-layered due diligence process aimed at vetting the most promising technologies, and creating the right teams to bring those to market. For more information visit: www.ikovecapital.com





Demeter, Inc. was founded in 2014 in Springfield, Ohio. Demeter, Inc. is an AgTech commercializer that specializes in identifying and developing technologies from US federal labs and land-grant universities and spinning them out into scalable companies that make 21st-century digital agriculture affordable and available to every farmer in the world.