Rantizo, an Iowa City-based startup providing drone crop spraying equipment and services, is the first U.S. company to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use the DJI Agras T-30 drone for agricultural applications. The drone launched earlier in 2021 but required approval from the FAA because it weighs more than 55 pounds. “This […]
Agtech startup Rantizo raised $7.5 million in series A funding, led by Leaps by Bayer and investors Fall Line Capital, Innova Memphis, Lewis & Clark Ventures, KZValve and Sukup Manufacturing, the startup announced on Wednesday. Additional participants include ISA Ventures, AgVentures Alliance and other angel investors, bringing Rantizo’s total funding raised to date to nearly […]
Agtech startup Rantizo, primarily known as a drone spraying service for row crop farmers, is launching stadium and sports arena drone spraying services to help large-scale event vendors with sanitization efforts, the Iowa City company announced this week. Sports organizations or open areas needing to be sanitized will be charged an initial setup fee, as […]
Iowa City agtech startup Rantizo is the first company approved for agricultural drone spraying in Wisconsin, Rantizo announced this week. Rantizo said the approval from Federal Aviation Administration and the state of Wisconsin is aiding the startup in expanding state-by-state, and continuing partnerships with neighboring Departments of Agriculture. Earlier in July, Rantizo became the first […]
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board approved innovation funding to support five Iowa startups located in Altoona, Le Claire, West Des Moines and Iowa City. HomePainter, based in Des Moines, has developed an online estimating tool that provides homeowners with an accurate paint estimate in less than five minutes, then subcontracts booked jobs to […]
Rantizo Inc.: $20,000 award after winning the AgTech Innovation Competition in Des Moines (reported by Clay&Milk).
Rantizo, Inc.: $500,000, completed in October. Based in Iowa City. Participating: Innova Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee).