Indigo Ag

Indigo Ag is an agricultural technology company that works with plant microbes, aiming to improve yields of cotton, wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company also offers crop storage and other logistics programs for farmers.

Indigo is dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. It improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies.

Indigo was founded in 2013 as Symbiota by Noubar Afeyan, David Berry, and Geoffrey von Maltzahn. The company later rebranded as Indigo Agriculture in Feb 2016. The company is based in Boston, Massachusetts with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil.

Indigo applies algorithms and machine learning to database of genomic information to predict which microbes are most beneficial to the plant’s health. 

Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice by utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity.


Indigo's investors include Flagship Pioneering, Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), Alaska Permanent Fund, & Activant Capital among others. The company has raised a total of $609M in 6 Funding Rounds. Indigo has also acquired TellusLabs in Dec 13, 2018 for an undisclosed amount.


Indigo was valued at a massive $3.5B during it's recent "Series E" funding on Sep 18, 2018, the company bagged a $250M at the event.


Indigo has been named one of Glassdoor’s 2019 Best Places to Work in the Small to Medium Size Business Category. Indigo Ag is regarded as the world's biggest agtech startup.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $609M in 6 funding rounds (Last Funding Type: Series E)- Indigo has also acquired TellusLabs in Dec 13, 2018 for an undisclosed amount.
  • Yearly Revenue: $500M-$600M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 1000-5000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $3.5B as of Sept 18, 2018
  • City/Town: Boston
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States
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