Greenfield Robotics is pleased to announce that successful fintech executive and entrepreneur Sean M. Walsh has made an investment in the company.
Mr. Walsh is a tech executive, entrepreneur and investor with a successful track record in a number of verticals including cryptocurrency, blockchain, IOT, manufacturing, mid-market private equity, dot-com business, and aerospace engineering. Walsh is the acting CEO and Executive Chairman of Hyperblock Inc, a cryptocurrency business that he founded and then took public in Canada in 2018.
Walsh has devoted his career to launching/growing online and mobile businesses. He has created hundreds of millions of dollars in enterprise value, and been awarded numerous software patents. His corporate experiences include a $125 Million P&L he ran for Bank of America/Countrywide, and executive roles at Sony Corp.
In 2011, Sean joined Bertam Capital, where he was responsible for deal evaluation, and Online/Mobile Product Strategy & Customer Acquisition across the dozen companies in Bertram's $1+ Billion portfolio. He co-founded the Bertram Labs incubator which was recognized for disrupting the trillion-dollar private equity middle market.
Sean left Bertram in 2015 to focus solely on Bitcoin. Sean founded Redwood City Ventures, which seeks to accelerate global Bitcoin and crypto-asset adoption and mainstream usage by funding and advising companies across the industry. RWCV’s portfolio companies include the largest Blockchain Security Datacenter in North America.
“The timing is great for agriculture,” says Walsh. “When the next downturn comes, investors will seek stability, and commodity markets such as agriculture will be a safe haven - people always need food. Even more importantly, we need healthy food, healthy for us to eat, and healthy for the earth. The timing is now to make changes in how we produce food, and start to reverse the damage we’ve done to the environment over the past decades. The industry is overdue for a reboot, and Greenfield Robotics is poised to drive that change.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to have Sean on board,” says Clint Brauer, CEO/Co-Founder, Greenfield Robotics. “I got to know Sean while we worked together at Sony, and developed tremendous respect for his vision and entrepreneurship. It’s great to have him as a partner on this new adventure.”
Greenfield’s first product is the WeedBot, which autonomously cuts weeds between crop rows, at a lower price than applying chemicals. Greenfield’s long-term objective is to enable large-scale “carbon farming”, an exciting approach to agriculture that offers numerous profound benefits to humanity.