Aerobotics, a Cape Town-based agritech startup has emerged winner of the President Macron Africa Tech Award at VivaTech 2019 after a pitch competition.

Aerobotics which is an artificial intelligence agritech start-up specialising in tree crop pest and disease monitoring processes using aerial data and AI software; received an invitation to this year’s edition of AfricArena Conference which will be hosted on 11 and 12 November at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town as part of the reward.

The other startups that participated in the pitch competition included companies that AfricArena selected to showcase at the tech summit.

“The VivaTech 2019 journey has been an amazing venture”, says Tim Willis, Aerobotics’ COO adding that “Since our 2018 involvement with AfricArena, the accelerator has provided key opportunities to expand our networks, particularly in Europe. Our shared vision to scale African tech into global markets strongly aligns with our expansion plans. The positive uptake abroad of our product is proof that African tech is world class.”

On his part, “We’re extremely excited to name Aerobotics our leading startup for AfricArena and are proud to be associated with the fast developing agritech company that is making a global impact on farm production,” says Christophe Viarnaud, AfricArena CEO.

“We look forward to Aerobotics’ mission to help shape the future of farming through their AI and crop monitoring software and seeing their success unfold more than ever before.”


Musa Suleiman
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