iFarm is about to touch down on Dutch soil this November. Max Chizhov, Co-Founder and CEO of iFarm, has moved to Amsterdam to open a new European office. “We will be expanding to new regions and countries as our goal is to showcase our technology internationally,” Max says.
Great Dutch potential
“As for having our headquarters in Holland, firstly, we think it’s the most suitable country having lots of clients and potential prospects here. Not only in terms of that, but there’s also a lot of potential for us with retailers. And last but not least, there are many high-level university research studies that will be of great use to us,” Max affirms. “First, we need to focus on one or two countries that will provide more growth. Asia and the USA are our next step, in a couple of years though.”
Max Chizhov, Co-Founder and CEO of iFarm
Reaching out to the UAE
Next year, the company is reaching out for contacts in the Middle East. “We are heading to the UAE as we have some ongoing negotiations with clients, the government and universities for upcoming projects. Next to that, they have shown great interest in our technology. One year ago, the company came to Qatar for the first time. Nowadays, it well-positioned its reach within the region. “We are always looking for a way to make our client happier and to simplify the process of starting a farm,” Max notes.
The iFarm network
“Since the company kickoff, we received too many requests from investors who wanted to invest in our company. Now, we have more than 200 in our pipeline and we are glad to be able to help our customers.” When clients don’t have sufficient financial resources, iFarm jumps in where necessary, through its worldwide network of farmers and investors. Eventually, it connects both parties, giving them both what they need. The network uses a certain layout. The company ‘splits’ investors that want to invest in ventures and startups. Plus, investors that are interested to invest in larger businesses and more developed companies.
“Growtune, our remote farm control management system, is currently improved as well. As soon as we have collected all new data, articles and client cases we will push it forward to the outside.” iFarm is currently looking for new investors for its new funding round and wants to expand its network. Max continues: “We’d like to meet investors who understand the area that we are operating in and the input that is brought into our systems.”