The last two companies I founded were focused on delivering value and cost savings by using data analytics (now known as Big Data) to optimize business processes. I spent 12 years developing solutions to help companies run email 7x24 by outsourcing remote management of their servers to Azaleos and then built Enroute Systems to help retailers ship packages more efficiently: picking the right carrier and the right service to deliver packages to homes around the world.
In June 2018, while on a year sabbatical after building and selling my latest startup, I visited Singapore with my family. One of my passions and hobbies has always been gardening: determining how to make plants grow. In Singapore, I discovered the Gardens by the Bay and the Supertree Grove. On a series of man-made 80-160 foot vertical frames, city planners have applied environmental technologies that mimic the function of regular trees, and planted the trees with tropical flowers, ferns, and other plants.
This spurred me to think about the application of advanced data analytics as applied to the agricultural industry, and to explore the possibilities. Pollen Systems was named after the restaurant at the Gardens by the Bay, but symbolizes much more.
To us, Pollen represents data, visible and invisible, that pervades farmlands worldwide. Pollen Systems harvests that data and turns it into actionable insight before it blows away. Check out our site to learn more, or contact us at email@example.com.