Wikifarmer, an Athens, Greece-based global platform with the mission of empowering farmers through educating them and offering them access to the open market to sell their products at fair prices, completed a Seed financing round of undisclosed amount.
Backers included Mathias Kamprad, Inter IKEA BoD, Patrick and Cynthia Odier of the Lombard Odier Private Bank, Sophia Bendz, venture capitalist and former Spotify global director of marketing, Alexandre Vilgrain, C.E.O. of SOMDIAA group, the Constantakopoulos foundation, and Metavallon Venture Capital.
The investment will be used to expand the educational content to 20 languages and to enhance the marketplace presence in Greece, Italy, France and Spain.
Co-founded by Ilias Sousis, Peter Sagos and Harry Parianos, Wikifarmer provides a platform that allows farmers to access free up to date knowledge on agricultural best practices and gives them the opportunity to sell their products directly to businesses. It is aiming to become the universal source for farmers searching for information and the go-to destination for people seeking to purchase agricultural products globally.
Wikifarmer’s library and marketplace has already been visited by 12 million visitors from more than 200 countries while 30,000 products have been uploaded by farmers. More than 5,000 buyers – including food processing units (FMCGs, Food services, etc), Wholesalers/ Importers, Retail Stores and Hotels/Restaurants – have purchased a product directly from a farm.