Greenfield Robotics is pleased to announce that veteran tech entrepreneur Kent Johnson has made an investment in the company.
Kent is a serial entrepreneur with multiple exits over the years, and is a fixture in the Wichita startup community.
Early in his career, Kent launched Bottomdollar.com, one of the earliest price-comparison websites; the company was sold for $50 Million in 1999. Kent then went on to launch Bold Software, the maker of BoldChat. BoldChat was one of the first pre-sales chat tools, enabling companies to proactively engage with prospects and leads on their websites. Bold Software was sold to Logmein in 2012.
Never one to rest on his laurels, Kent has a number of new startups underway, including DragonShield, a WiFi router that protects children from unsafe content on the Internet; Buildhero, a job management tool for residential contractors; and MotionAlerts, a smart home solution that filters spurious motion alerts from security cameras.
“Entrepreneurs have been pitching me startups for the past ten years, and this is the first and only angel investment I’ve made. Greenfield Robotics is a company that’s clearly ahead of the curve,” says Kent. “Farming is heading in the direction of fewer chemicals, increased automation and greater sustainability, and Greenfield’s team is leading the charge. I’m very excited to be a part of it.”
“Kent has always been able to see where things are headed, and build companies that get there first,” says Clint Brauer, Co-Founder/CEO of Greenfield Robotics. “With that kind of track record we couldn’t be more pleased to have his vote of confidence.”
Greenfield Robotics is developing robots to replace chemicals in agriculture, and to enable large-scale implementation of regenerative farming. Regenerative farming reduces or eliminates chemicals in farming and also captures carbon from the atmosphere into soil.