Hiphen Acquires SlantRange

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Hiphen, an Avignon, France-based company providing image analysis and solution systems, acquired SlantRange, a San Diego, CA, provider of a platform for drone phenotyping.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The combined company will operate globally under the Hiphen brand and will accelerate the delivery of new tools that quantify and predict plant development in response to management, genetics, and environment. Both companies, led respectively by CEOs Alexis Comar and Michael Ritter, work towards the application of remote sensing, computer vision and artificial intelligence for agriculture.

Led by Michael Ritter, CEO, SlantRange has built a significant presence in the North American crop input market through its innovative methods for quantifying and predicting crop performance. It brings an extensive patent portfolio, deep engineering and data sciences skill base, and industry relationships to the partnership.

Led by Alexis Comar, CEO, Hiphen has been delivering high value data to seed breeders, product developers, food processors, vertical farms, and crop researchers across the globe since 2014. It started exploring the North American market in 2020.