He re-applied for EF, this time with the knowledge of what he wanted to do and the type of co-founder he was looking for and was accepted to the seventh London cohort. After teaming up with his co-founder Joao Abrantes, the two founded Optimal Labs, a company looking to revolutionise the future of food production by applying cutting-edge machine learning to improve the efficiency, reliability and quality of food production.
High-tech greenhouses can grow nutritionally-optimised food, all year round, without pesticides, directly outside major cities with 10–40x the yield of traditional field farming. Optimal’s technology will allow high-tech greenhouses to be rapidly deployed outside cities around the world, increasing the availability of safer, healthier food and securing our food system for the future. A suitably ambitious task for a uniquely ambitious individual.
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