The Climate Corp. announced the acquisition of 640 Labs, an agricultural technology startup based in Chicago. The 640 Labs team will join The Climate Corp., strengthening the company’s efforts to build the industry’s leading data science platform for farmers.
“At The Climate Corp., we strongly believe that leveraging on-farm data can help farmers maximize yields and optimize natural resource use,” said David Friedberg, CEO of The Climate Corp. “Turning that data into valuable tools for farmers requires a combination of top software engineers, statisticians and specialized disciplines, from agronomists to climatologists. The 640 Labs team brings a combination of engineering and agricultural expertise that will complement and enhance the capabilities of our existing team.”
640 Labs is a startup in downtown Chicago, Ill., founded by Corbett Kull and Craig Rupp, two highly experienced engineers. The team works to leverage the power of analytics, mobile technologies and cloud computing to help farmers capture and store in-field data.
“We share The Climate Corp.’s vision of providing seamless data solutions for farmers,” said Kull. “We’re very happy to be joining an organization that is leading the development of unique data science solutions for farmers.”
The Climate Corp. will maintain the Chicago office, where the 640 Labs team will remain. “We’re excited to have a new Chicago location and plan to expand our science and engineering organization, aggressively hiring talent in the region,” said Friedberg.
In the coming year, The Climate Corp. expects to announce new products or services to be offered as a result of the 640 Labs acquisition.
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. For more information about The Climate Corporation’s products and services visit www.climate.com.