Bowery Company Overview
Bowery is growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. Our modern farming company combines the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology to grow produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7. Because we control the entire process from seed to store, Bowery farms use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 100+ times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture. Bowery produce is currently available at select Whole Foods, Sweetgreen, Dig Inn, and Foragers stores in the Tristate area, and featured on the menus of Tom Colicchio’s New York restaurants Craft and Temple Court.
Based in New York City, the company has raised $117.5M from leading investors including GV, General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Temasek and Almanac.
Jobs at Bowery
CEO & Co-Founder
Irving is a seasoned entrepreneur who grew up eating quality, local food and is passionate about expanding access to great produce we can trust.
He was previously co-founder and CEO of CrowdTwist, a venture-backed company that provides loyalty marketing products.
Darren joins Bowery with 30 years of expertise in financial services, half of which were spent building, scaling, and managing several venture-backed financial technology companies.
Most recently, he was the President of Spruce Finance, and has previously held senior executive roles at B2R, Lending.com, and RevolutionMoney. During this time, he raised and deployed over $5 billion in private equity and debt capital to scale these growing enterprises, and has raised another $30 billion in public and private capital during his time as an an investment banker with Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.
Darren started off his professional life as a biochemist, and likes to ask a lot of questions about the science behind our plants.
Brian leads the team that designs, builds, and operates Bowery's global network of modern farms.
Brian comes to Bowery from Amazon where he spent 7+ years in a series of escalating roles in Operations including leading NA Customer Returns, Fresh, Pantry and almost half of the North American Fulfillment Network, which at the time included 24 Fulfillment Centers and a team of 30k.
Brian's time at Amazon Fresh coincided with its largest period of US growth where it expanded from 4 cities to 12 and grew order volume by more than 500% in less than 12 months. Earlier in his career, Brian ran operations for General Motors, Diebold and Moen.
Head of BoweryOS and R&D
From there, Henry developed an interest in software development which led him to Boxee and then Homefield as its first software engineer. He later was part of the founding team of Shelby.tv, which was acquired by Samsung. Henry has published over 15 peer reviewed research papers and holds 3 patents.
GROW WITH US
Food surrounds us, but we don’t always think about where it comes from or how it got to us. At Bowery, we’re solving the biggest challenges our food system is facing at a systemic level by re-thinking what agriculture looks like in a world with an ever-increasing population and rapidly dwindling resources.
Want to be a part of the solution? Come join us.
"Bowery is a data scientist's dream: a company that understands machine learning at its core, collects reams of interesting purpose-built data, and uses it to drive an outcome I care about."
"Bowery believes in the power of business and technology to solve the world's biggest problems. So do I."
"Bowery has some of the most inspirational, passionate, and committed people I've ever met. I love having the opportunity to work towards a goal that is in alignment with one of my personal convictions of making the world a more sustainable place for future generations. Also, I get to make our product a world class product everyday, and I love that."
"The problems I get to work on every day are exciting and hard; they are exciting because they are hard. I know that I'm working on building systems no one has ever built before, so instead of searching for the right answers I get to define the right answers. And the people I work with are smart, fun, and just as excited about solving those hard problems as I am."
"At Bowery, we turn an ambitious set of dreams and societal needs into creative, practical, functioning solutions. I like that everybody in the company is planning for the long haul - and making sure that we act with the responsibility and thoughtfulness of a big company while we are still small."
"It is rare to find a company that can combine a laudable mission and terrific product with great people and a welcoming, progressive culture in the way that Bowery has. All of this adds up to a workplace that is challenging and fun, with people who are engaged and passionate."