Verticroft holdings is a company in the UAE for vertically integrated food security solutions. Verticroft creates IoT-based growing facilities that produce fresh green feed 365 days a year, irrespective of the harsh climate, for livestock rearing.
Ryan Singlehurst, Verticroft's CEO, is a serial entrepreneur who has made contributions in a variety of fields. Ryan's areas of expertise include finance, sales, and marketing. After leaving school at the age of 17 and serving three years in the British parachute regiment, Ryan began his career at a little-known commodity trading floor in Spain. In 2010, Ryan founded Inari Capital Limited, a consultancy firm offering sales, marketing, and structuring services with a focus on the Agritech space.
The founder and CEO of Verticroft Holdings also founded Sample Me App, which he sold to private equity in 2016, as well as Ofika Group, Eastern Europe's fastest-growing subscription print company, and is now fully devoted to ensuring food security in the Middle East. Ryan created something seemingly impossible, from scratch, in the middle of the desert. Today, what started off as a spontaneous idea is now the largest sustainable sheep farm in the GCC, providing a major solution to food insecurity in the GCC and producing some of the world’s finest lamb.
When asked why he did not create this solution in a part of the world where introducing a vertically integrated food system would have been much easier, Ryan responded by saying “there is no other place in the world that imports as much lamb as the GCC on a per capita adjusted basis. The way I see it, there is a 3 billion dollar gap to fill. That 3 billion dollars is untapped in a no-competition market. We plan on being the first vertically integrated food security company to list on a stock exchange in the GCC by 2024."
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