Digitizing the world’s soils to minimize environmental impact of agriculture while increasing yield
Founded in: 2016
Headquarters: New York, New York, and Berkeley, California
Traditionally, soil testing is a manual and time-intensive process, and it can take days or weeks to obtain results. But with Teralytic's sensors constantly checking and reporting on soil quality—24 hours a day, all season long—farmers can respond to changes in the field faster, before they become problems. This unprecedented amount of real-time soil data can help growers prevent over-fertilization, irrigate with precise control, and quantify the benefits of conservation practices—saving time and money and, more importantly, reducing the environmental impact of agriculture.
Teralytic, a participating company in the Macquarie Capital Venture Studio (MCVS), is a soil analytics company that makes it easy for farmers to grow more using less, while reducing the environmental impact of agriculture. Teralytic’s wireless probe contains 26 sensors to provide the most detailed soil quality data available, reporting soil moisture, salinity, pH, and NPK at three different depths, as well as aeration, respiration, air temperature, light and humidity. Data is streamed every 15 minutes to Teralytic’s dashboard — or other platforms via an open API.
Steve Ridder, Founder and CEO of Teralytic
Soil probes to soil insight
How data gets from your fields to you
The probes collect data from your soils and send it wirelessly via LoRaWAN, a long-distance network that transmits sensor data up to 10 miles away.
Teralytic’s gateways aggregate all probe data and send it to the cloud in a secure, continuous live stream.
In its cloud, Teralytic runs analytics on your data based on soil conditions completed by governments, universities and the unique criteria of your farm.
Teralytic reports back to you with real-time analytics in readable and adjustable charts, so you can take action when needed.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Steve is the Founder and CEO of Teralytic. A 20-year veteran of the technology industry, Steve spent nearly 15 years at Cisco building, incubating and launching emerging technologies and internal startups. Steve has an undergraduate degree with a concentration in Social Sciences/Economics from Harvard University.
Meagan Hynes, PhD
VP Soil Science
Meagan is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) and works as a scientific advisor and manager for Teralytic. Her experience has focused on agriculture, natural resources and urban landscaping at agricultural/horticultural soil laboratories as well as teaching soil science and chemistry labs at California State University, Monterey Bay. She owns and has consulted for Talus Soil Consulting. Meagan graduated with a PhD in Soils and Biogeochemistry from University of California, Davis.
Ryan Mansergh, PhD
VP Research & Development
Ryan is a materials scientist and chemist, managing R&D for Teralytic on the UC Berkeley campus and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Throughout his career, Ryan has been passionate about nanotechnology, and continues to look for ways nanotechnology can be used to improve our lives, most recently with the introduction of Teralytic’s wireless NPK sensor. Ryan has 15+ years of experience in technical and management roles and holds a dual PhD in materials science and chemistry.