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Alesca Life

Creating solutions that enable anyone anywhere to grow the safest, healthiest, and freshest produce.

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Stuart Oda

Founder + CEO at Alesca Life

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters China
Alesca Life is an agricultural technology company that builds precision farming solutions and turnkey indoor vertical farms to increase the productivity, efficiency, and predictability of food production. The company's vision is to democratize access to fresh and nutritious food by democratizing the means and knowledge of production. Alesca has developed patented hardware systems, operational management software, real time monitoring and automation devices, and computer vision AI systems to grow plants using 90~99% less water, fertilizer, and land compared to traditional farms with no need for chemical pesticides. Alesca was named a 2019 Technology Pioneer and 2020 Sustainable Development Goal Champion by the World Economic Forum and was selected into prestigious global accelerator programs including Stanford StartX, Unreasonable Impact, BitsxBites, and Dubai Futures as a leader in the field of controlled environment agriculture, precision farming, and hyper-local food production. Alesca has offices, operational partners, and projects across Japan, China, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa.

Notable Achievements

  • Recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2021 Global Innovator, 2020 SDG Champion for Zero Hunger, and 2019 Technology Pioneer.
  • Lead investors include Mistletoe (Asia's top impact fund), BitsxBites (China's top agri/foodtech VC), and major family offices.
  • CEO has given a TED Talk at the TED World Theater and presented at the UN FAO headquarters, Forbes Summit, and other global conferences.

Currently Operating in Four Regions

Press Mentions

January 29, 2020

Stuart Oda: Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture?

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August 22, 2021

Startup Spotlight: Dubai-Based Agritech Startup Alesca Life Technologies Is On A Mission To Ensure Sustainable Farming Practices In The UAE

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July 1, 2019

These are the World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneers of 2019

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June 26, 2018

Despite growing demand for better food, China isn't quite ready for indoor farming

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December 4, 2017

Barclays & Unreasonable Group | Jobs of Tomorrow, Solutions for the Planet

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September 20, 2017

12 sustainability-forward initiatives - 12forward by White Guide

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