Farm Ireland

Saturday 24 February 2018

Microsoft to mentor farm tech firm

Gareth Devenny of Farmflo
Gareth Devenny of Farmflo

A Co Donegal based farm management software company has been selected for a mentoring programme from Microsoft.

Farmflo said they will receive access to Microsoft services and infrastructure worth around €675,000 to the firm over three years.

The company, which currently employs 12 people, expects to create 60 jobs over the next three years, with the majority of sales and software development jobs based at their head office at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology and a small number in Glasgow.

Jason Devenney, co-founder and chief executive of Farmflo, said joining Microsoft's Accelerator Programme in London was a fantastic opportunity for the expanding firm.

"Sustainable agriculture is going to become increasingly important in the coming years, with farmers needing to make their farms more productive to feed our planet's growing population," he said.

"Our aim is to support farmers in producing more with their finite resources."

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