101 - 250 employees
Series B
Big Data & Analytics

CiBO Technologies Company Overview

Our Story

CiBO Technologies, a Flagship Pioneering Company, was founded in 2015 by Noubar Afeyan, Founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, Ignacio Martinez, General Partner at Flagship Pioneering and Professor Bruno Basso, an internationally recognized agricultural systems scientist and professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University.  Powered by a unique combination of system science and entrepreneurial vision, CiBO was created to improve the impact of agriculture at a global level, to address the world’s food security concerns, and to make our planet a healthier place to live.

Simulating Agricultural Ecosystems

We combine data, science and technology to develop virtual agricultural ecosystems that unlock previously unattainable outcomes for our customers.

Model, Simulate and Optimize Any Crop. Any Location. Any Scenario.

We’re working to solve the world’s most important agricultural challenges—from food security to resilience — in order to create a better state of being for all people and our planet.

What We Do

Our science-based software platform models and simulates complex agricultural ecosystems around the world, providing new opportunities to optimize how we grow and use crops. CiBO helps our customers increase throughput, optimize production, enhance capital efficiency, reduce waste and improve sustainability by doing things like:

  • Real-time tracking of crop requirements
  • Scientific modeling of crop reactions to pests and diseases
  • Evaluating of new product target markets
  • Sourcing of high-quality raw materials
  • Carrying out virtual field trials
  • Identifying and managing supply chain risks

We were recently featured on Forbes: The 25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups in 2018.

Jobs at CiBO Technologies

155 Second Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

Work with Us

We love the challenge of helping our customers thrive, sustainably. Doing this requires world-class capabilities in diverse scientific and technical fields like software engineering, data sciences, agricultural sciences, GIS, remote sensing, and computer vision—as well as in product management, sales and marketing, communications, design, operations and more. If you are a top performer and you want to change the world (in the literal sense), we would love to have you join our team!

Here are some of the things that make CiBO a great place to work:

  • Open, Collaborative and Diverse

    We have a blended team of experts, big thinkers and passionate doers—focused on everything from big data to crop modeling to computer vision to marketing and so much more. We are united by a shared spirit to work together and make our team greater than the sum of its parts.

  • Big Enough to Matter, Small Enough to Win

    We’re fast and nimble, and growing quickly. Every idea, every line of code, every hour each of us contributes, significantly strengthens our ability to succeed and make positive impact in the world. At the same time, our team, mission, funding, and customers mean that we are big enough to effectuate meaningful change across the value chain.

  • Good for the World

    CiBO is not just about increasing yields—we are focused on solving the most important systemic problems facing our agricultural ecosystems—things like soil health, nitrogen leaching, carbon sequestration, supply chain volatility and food security.


January 15, 2019
Part 2: The ASTA’s CSS 2018 & Seed Expo Debates What Tools Agriculture Will Need in the Future By Dilara Ally The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)’s CSS 2018 & Seed Expo brought together both large and smaller growers to debate and share ideas on best practices for the future. In my previous blog post, […] The post Part 2: The ASTA’s CSS 2018 & Seed Expo Debates What Tools Will Agriculture Need in the Future appeared first on CiBO Technologies. ...
January 8, 2019
Part 1: The ASTA’s CSS 2018 & Seed Expo Explores Upcoming Agriculture Innovations By Dilara Ally Agriculture business leaders are always looking for new ways to share ideas and tools for innovation. The industry is at a crossroads where the status quo is not enough. Businesses need to find a way to protect the land […] The post Part 1: The ASTA’s CSS 2018 & Seed Expo Explores Upcoming Agriculture Innovations appeared first on CiBO Technologies. ...
November 26, 2018
Blog Post by Professor Bruno Basso, Scientific Co-Founder and Dale Sorensen, VP Agronomy at CiBO Technologies New research shows that soil quality and health can mitigate yield losses caused by rising temperatures. Our climate is getting hotter, and most crop models forecast lower yields as a result. But what if this doesn’t have to be […] The post Climate change can boost crop production  —  but only if we protect our soils appeared first on CiBO Technologies. ...
November 26, 2018
Blog Post by Professor Bruno Basso, Scientific Co-Founder at CiBO Technologies; Dr. Jennette Ashtekar, Soil Scientist at CiBO Technologies; and Dale Sorensen, VP Agronomy at CiBO Technologies Nitrogen (N) is a critical element for plant health, and our ability to synthetically produce N through the Haber–Bosch process — in conjunction with the adoption of new plant genetics — has […] The post Improving Fertilizer Use Efficiency Requires a Systems Approach appeared first on Ci...
May 25, 2018
Our world faces urgent, all-encompassing challenges. The good news is that we find ourselves in a truly exciting moment to solve these. A moment where our technological capabilities, including data analytics, artificial intelligence, and remote sensing, are converging with a deeper understanding of our biological systems, and providing unprecedented opportunities to address complex issues like […] The post Introducing CiBO Technologies appeared first on CiBO Technologies. ...