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Blue River Earns $3.1M For Weed-Killing Robots
Blue River’s developers claim the technology can reduce herbicide use in the U.S. by 250 million pounds a year
By RBR Staff


Blue River Technology, an 18-month-old start-up out of Sunnyvale, California, today announced it has raised $3.1 million in Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures. Steve Blank, author of “The Startup Owner’s Manual,” Ulu Ventures, and Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs also joined the round. In addition, Ryan Kottenstette of Khosla Ventures has joined the company’s board of directors.

Founded in 2011 by two Stanford University Alumni, Blue River Technology is developing an alternative to chemical-intensive agriculture.
Utilizing advanced machine vision algorithms for identifying weeds, the autonomous system selectively kills unwanted plants, without…

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