CiBO Technologies Company Overview
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
Chief Executive Officer
David is the CEO of CiBO Technologies. Prior to joining CiBO, David directed the commercial and public practice areas for Palantir Technologies. During his tenure at Palantir, David helped grow the firm from a startup to one of the most valuable privately held software companies in the world (approx. US$20bn).
President, Chief Operating Officer
Kim brings vast industry knowledge to CiBO Technologies, joining the company from McKinsey & Co., where she was a Partner in the Food and Agriculture Practice. Previously, she was a Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group. Wagner sits on several boards for not-for-profit organizations that have agricultural, sustainability and/or educational missions, and co-owns and operates a vineyard and farm winery/distillery in the Hudson Valley of NY.
Chief Science Officer
Bruno is a co-founder of CiBO Technologies. An internationally recognized agricultural systems scientist, he is a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University. His research concentrates on the understanding of spatial and temporal variability of crop yield, water, and nutrients.
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Suresh brings a 25-year track record of success in new product introduction, business models, go-to-market strategies, and software development. Prior to CiBO, Suresh was SVP of Products and Marketing at Exa Corporation, a company that provides a physics-based simulation platform for ground transportation, aerospace, and oil & gas industries and held various leadership roles at Aspen Technology. Suresh is a member of the board of directors of GSE Systems.
Chief People Officer
As Chief People Officer, Michelle helps to ensure CiBO Technologies is an exciting and motivating place to work. She leads human resources including recruiting and employee relations, bringing over 25 years of experience from fast-paced, high-growth technology companies such as Black Duck Software.
Vice President, General Counsel
As Vice President and General Counsel at CiBO Technologies, Michael is responsible for a team of lawyers and professionals covering all aspects of the company’s legal affairs, including corporate governance, strategic objectives, compliance, litigation, intellectual property and licensing, and legal support for CiBO’s commercial transactions. Prior to joining CiBO, Michael was Vice President and General Counsel at EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a provider of energy intelligence software and services.
Vice President, Agronomy
Dale joined CiBO Technologies as Vice President of Agronomy. Dale led global technology innovation at Monsanto, as well as developing a precision agriculture platform for the US Corn Belt with a team. He also directed field research and agronomy efforts of The Climate Corporation (a Monsanto subsidiary), a digital agriculture company that examines weather, soil, and field data.
Vice President, Engineering
Ryan leads software engineering and data science at CiBO. After bootstrapping a genomics startup, he spent six years at Monsanto, leading a Scala-distributed data mining team for the company’s biotech R&D department, cloud transformation in IT, and ultimately IT’s Monsanto Labs.
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.