The perishable produce space is fragmented and inefficient, yet fundamental as global consumers rely daily on the goods supplied.
RIPER is an AgriDeFi project built on top of an essential economy with pre-existing users and has the potential to accelerate moving small farmers out of financial hardship.
2009 - Founder began agriculture practice and investing in open field farming in Asia and North America.
2010 - Investment in vertical indoor farming and databasing traded pricing and volume of perishable crops.
2011 - Expansion in commercialize greenhouse farming, targeting domestic wholesale pricing.
2012 - Expansion with Australian partners utilizing sensory technology on farms to capture data on and off-site to achieve food safety and traceability.
2013 - Partnered with reputable greenhouse manufacturers to expand into global projects to capture more metrics in growing in various environments.
2014 - Exited from company with proprietary metrics and data to pharmaceutical company"(specialized data on Ginseng for cosmetic use).
2015 - Created algorithm for variables in horticultural investments to mitigate risks and manage operations.
2016 - Integrated geothermal, biomass and solar energy solutions to create off-the-grid farming sites.
2017 - Expansion into wholesale, retail and tourism for farm sites in Asia.
2018 - Expansion into fintech leveraging off domain knowledge and historic data to increase yields, provide consistent quality and stable pricing.
2019 - Expansion with farmed derivatives and bioscience into skincare with hemp ingredients (providing more options for farmer income).
RIPER concept was established as many farmers had reoccurring problems that we believed could be solved with available technologies. We researched more on the project with industry blockchain and technology experts on how decentralized finance would benefit the ecosystem in agriculture.
Q1 - Whitepaper, wire-frame, financials and ecosystem of users established
Q2 - Stabilized-token mechanics, Technical Paper & Tokenomics 1.0
Q3 - Prototype-Prod. code staging
Q4 - Network platform specifications, Alpha Testnet & Staking & Stress Testing.
Launch of The Crop Collective NFT series - Whilst we develop our platform, we will actively raise awareness of our project to a wider audience through our NFT release that will be integrated with P2E game mechanics. Find out more on https://www.thecropcollective.com.
Q1 - Security Build, Liquidity Risks, Value Risks & Beta Mainnet, Application layer, Token Sale, TGE late 3rd QTR
Q2 - Launch AgriTech 1.0 Data Sensory Exchange, Issue new payment technologies
Q3 - Sensitivity Shifts & Dynamic Algo enhancements prototype development
Q4 - Exchange infrastructure & Fintech upgrades to micropayments functionality
Q1 - Expand Global Commercial Implications
Q2 - Expand Global Commercial Adoption
Q3 - Expand Global Consumer Adoption
Q4 - RIPER Micro-Commerce Escalates
Our priority is to ensure that farmers get paid first without needing to use collateral to access funding, thereby mitigating their risk of losing their entire farming assets. By creating a financial platform that opens a path for farmers to access finance without taking on debt, we firmly believe that this is the first step to creating a better way for farmers to sustain their way of life.
This is aimed at empowering farmers to get to a better financial standpoint so they can spend more time enjoying what they do instead of worrying about money. Help us persuade more farmers to pursue their craft and make it worth their while.