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Sandton Capital Partners Acquires Vindara

Private equity firm Sandton Capital Partners acquires Vindara, pioneering seeds for vertical indoor farming.

Sandton Capital Partners, a private equity investment manager, has recently made an undisclosed acquisition of Vindara, a pioneering company in vertical indoor farming. Vindara, founded in 2018, has revolutionized the industry by developing seeds specifically engineered for use in controlled environment agriculture (CEA) farming methods. This acquisition by Sandton marks a significant milestone in the growth and development of Vindara, providing the necessary investment to support its future endeavors under the leadership of Dr. Jade Stinson.

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vindara has established itself as an industry leader by building a comprehensive database of produce from around the world. This database encompasses thousands of varieties and takes into account various factors such as physical measurements, texture, and flavor. Through the application of advanced technology, state-of-the-art research and development facilities, genomics, machine learning, computational biology, and traditional breeding methods, Vindara addresses the market’s demand for delicious, non-GMO, and highly nutritious produce that can be grown at an accelerated pace.

One of the advantages of Vindara’s approach lies in its ability to significantly reduce the time required for seed development. While traditional methods typically take 5-7 years, Vindara’s innovative breeding process accomplishes this remarkable feat in only 12-18 months. By streamlining the seed development timeline, the company maximizes output, optimizes yield, and enhances profitability for indoor farmers.

Dr. Jade Stinson, who will continue to serve as Co-Founder and CEO of Vindara, remains focused on driving the company’s research and development programs to serve the global indoor farming market. With a long-term committed staff base that will remain with the business, Vindara is well-positioned to advance its seed portfolio and expand its presence in the vertical farming sector.

Speaking about the acquisition, Dr. Stinson expressed her excitement about the prospects of Vindara. She highlighted the company’s unparalleled ability to develop customized seeds for indoor growers at an unmatched speed. Vindara’s strategy centers around innovation and delivering tailor-made alternatives designed specifically for indoor farming without compromising quality, taste, or nutritional value. The infusion of capital from Sandton further supports Vindara’s goal of becoming a leading player in the vertical farming industry.

Vindara’s groundbreaking approach to genetic seed varieties bred explicitly for high-tech vertical indoor farming operations has solidified its position as a pioneer in the field. The company’s use of deep machine learning and analytics enables the development of custom seeds within an impressively compressed timeframe. With its sights set on expanding its market presence and leveraging its unique offerings, Vindara is ready for an exciting period of growth in the vertical farming sector.

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