South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) awards Agulus, Inc. a $25,000 product development grant. This grant funds a product-market fit campaign targeted at agricultural commodity brokers and traders. Greenville, South Carolina-based Agulus offers a SaaS platform for the agricultural industry. Agulus provides brokers, buyers, farmers, freight companies, and more with a collaborative cloud-based platform for facilitating the sale and transport of crops and livestock. Agulus has facilitated the trade of over $30B in agricultural goods and services across the United States while providing cost savings and new market opportunities to our customers.
We are excited to announce that Agulus is an InnoVision Award finalist! On Tuesday, October 6th, at 4:00, InnoVision will recognize all of the finalists in the Technology Integration and Sustainability categories. We’re excited and humbled that our efforts to support farmers and the agricultural industry is being recognized. We invite you to join us for the celebration. Please use this link to register for the free event and participate in the Zoom webinar.
InnoVision Awards had a record number of award applications this year. They will host a series of online receptions on Tuesdays at 4:00 between September 29 and October 20th. Each week, InnoVision will introduce and celebrate a group of finalists.
InnoVision Awards, established in 1999, is South Carolina’s premier organization dedicated to the advancement of innovation and technology. InnoVision is the only organization of its kind – a grass-roots, volunteer-led non-profit made up of businesses, organizations, universities, and individuals dedicated to recognizing innovation in South Carolina. We honor innovation in products, services, and education from across the state, and recognize innovators for achievements in their respective fields. An InnoVision Award is the mark of distinction for outstanding leadership, innovation, and technological excellence.
Agulus is a semifinalist for the 2020 NEXT Venture Pitch Conference. Agulus will have its pitch video presented to the attendees – startups, VCs, and other influential business people. We look forward to sharing our vision of a fair, accessible, and cost-effective online marketplace for the agricultural industry.
Our agtech startup Agulus is excited to announce that we have been accepted as a South Carolina Research Authority client company. SCRA is a tremendous resource for South Carolina startups like Agulus. We’re looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship. Our mission is to expand the market access of American farms by leveraging innovative, cloud-based solutions and deep industry knowledge. With SCRA on our side, we can more rapidly provide benefits to farms, rural communities, and the greater agricultural ecosystem.
Patrick O’Neil has been a champion of smart, sensible information security throughout his career as an Information Security Engineer. Patrick has helped major e-commerce companies such as Amazon and Zulily provide secure online platforms for their customers. Building and maintaining trust with customers is important to Patrick, and he applies the lens of customer impact to all of his decisions. Mr. O’Neil has signed on to help Agulus make intelligent security decisions from the ground up, so that their customers may participate in the digital marketplace with confidence.
Ginger Kowal is an ecologist and developer of software tools that illuminate and explore complex ecological networks in spatial dimensions. As a scientist and software developer with the Natural Capital Project based at Stanford University, she builds tools and approaches that enable diverse stakeholders to come together, solve tough problems, and create win-wins for people, economies, and nature. Married to a farmer, she is passionate about local food and about finding ways to sustain vibrant rural livelihoods.
“I’m a big fan of Agulus because I share their vision for technology to support robust and flexible supply chains that serve growers and consumers. I’m excited by the mix of energy, real-world experience, and true caring for agriculture and communities that I see at the heart of Agulus’s mission and vision.” — Ginger Kowal
Kevin Nadeau of True Load Time is our Logistics & Transportation advisor here at Agulus. Kevin is an upstate SC native with 24 years of operational experience in air freight, final mile, and truckload operations. He founded True Load Time (TLT) in 2018 to combat the costly and deadly effects of excessive truckload detention. TLT’s patent-pending cloud-based technology provides users with access to the industry’s first comprehensive wait time database for shipping and receiving locations across the country.
Prior to founding TLT, Kevin served in senior management roles within the overnight small-parcel industry, manufacturing supply chain logistics, and for-hire truckload transportation sector. In his roles, he worked directly with customers, including BMW, Michelin, Caterpillar, and WestRock. Kevin also serves on the advisory boards of the South Carolina Research Authority – BSAB, Industry 4.0, and the Upstate Mobility Alliance – Technology and Innovation Task Force. In his spare time, he is an automotive racing enthusiast, personal fitness advocate and is passionate about volunteering, mentoring, and networking to help create opportunity within his local community.
We’re happy to announce the first members of the Agulus advisory board. Many thanks to these extremely talented people for their support and belief in our mission to create stability in the global food ecosystem.
Carlos Rameriz – Data Science
Kevin Nadeau – Logistics & Transportation
Ginger Kowal – Geospatial Science
Patrick O’Neil – Information Security & Data Privacy
We’ll be featuring each board member in the coming days.
Were grateful to be on cover of the latest edition of the Upstate Business Journal. A very well-written article on Agulus, our backgrounds, and our mission to stabilize global food supply chains by modernizing the agricultural marketplace.
Agulus welcomes our friends at Helium Thursday February 20th for a lunch & learn presentation at the NEXT Innovation Center in Greenville, SC. Helium is a San Francisco tech startup that’s revolutionizing how devices connect to the Internet with their innovative decentralized network. Helium’s wireless hotspots provide extraordinary coverage for IoT devices at a fraction of the cost of more traditional solutions.
Tickets (and lunch) are free, but space is limited. Reserve your tickets here.