About us

Autonomous Pivot transforms center-pivot irrigation systems into an intelligent, AI-driven robotic platform that can improve farming returns. Proprietary, non-invasive sensors and cameras provide growers with a complete, yet affordable, solution that autonomously maximizes crop yields while saving on water and other inputs. AP can perform 300 soil moisture readings per rotation without disturbing the soil, compared to 1 static soil moisture probe. Our unique AI Agronomist™ works 24/7 to optimize a field’s irrigation — even alerting you of crop pests or diseases in real time.

 

For the past three years, the Autonomous Pivot solution has been implemented in working farms across Kansas, Nebraska, and Texas. For the 2021 summer season, we installed and serviced over a hundred systems farming across the Midwest, autonomously optimizing corn, soybean, alfalfa, and potato crops around the clock.

Team

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Yossi Haran

Co-Founder & Head of Innovation
With 30 years of experience in the startup world, Yossi has 11 patents in Ag Tech, Medical Devices, and System AI at the Israel Institute of Technology. 

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Yuval Aviel

Co-Founder & CEO
Yuval was the Senior Technical Leader for Mobileye, an Israeli autonomous-driving technology company. He holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Hebrew University.

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Yair Sharf

Co-Founder & VP R&D
Yair was the VP of R&D at CropX and a team manager at Microsoft Xbox. He holds a BSe in electrical engineering.

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Lee Wheeler

 

USA CX Manager
Lee brings 30 years of experience in supporting farmers in Kansas & Colorado as Senior Irrigation Specialist at the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Sagi Sela

Embedded Software lead 
Sagi brings over 20 years of experience developing diverse Software and embedded systems for Microsoft, Bioness and Neomagic. Sagi holds a BSc in computer science.

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Tom Brandt

Customer Success Manager and Business Development
Tom brings with him years of experience of Customer Success & Operation Management in the AgTech industry. 

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Howard Schwartz

 

Operations Manager
Howard managed an Angus Stud in Australia, having grown up on a mixed purpose farm he comes with vast knowledge and experience. He holds a BComm in finance. 

Investors and strategic partners

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