Kenyan Gro Intelligence, a data analytics company, has made it to TIME’s 2021 list of the 100 Most Influential Companies in the world. Gro Intelligence is listed under “Innovators” alongside Stripe, Netflix, Zoom, and Spotify.
Nigerian fintech company Flutterwave, also an African Tech start up appearing on this prestigious magazine alongside Gro Intelligence, is listed in the “Pioneers” section, alongside Strava, Oatly, and Beyond Meat.
This annual list, which features leading firms worldwide, is divided into five categories – Pioneers, Leaders, Innovators, Disruptors and Titans.
The Gro Intelligence platform aggregates, normalise, and models complex data to illuminate the inter-relationships between food, climate, trade, agriculture, and macro-economic conditions, integrating over 40,000 data sets and processing north of 650 trillion data points for customer segments.
These range from governments to financial institutions, agricultural input companies, retailers, food and beverage companies, and various industry participants.
History of Kenyan tech start up-Gro Intelligence
Established in Nairobi in 2014, with offices in New York, the Kenyan tech startup- Gro Intelligence is an AI-powered insights company that provides decision-making tools, solutions, and analytics to the food, agriculture, climate economies, and participants.
Also on this year’s TIME list are Alibaba, Apple, Didi Chuxing, Disney, Facebook, Google, Pfizer, Nubank, Mastercard, Samsung and Volkswagen.