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Meet the young entrepreneur at the helm of Halter, the NZ agritech company backed by Peter Beck, Data Collective and Peter Thiel

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Meet the young entrepreneur at the helm of Halter, the NZ agritech company backed by Peter Beck, Data Collective and Peter Thiel

A young man from Morrinsville is making waves in the agritech world with the award-winning idea behind his company, Halter. The solar-powered, GPS-tracked collar self-herds cows while gathering data about their behaviour, emotions and health and sending it to the farmer’s phone. It recently just raised US$8 million in capital in Silicon Valley from Data Collective, which was the largest investor in the funding round, as well as Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, while Rocketlab’s Peter Beck has dubbed it a ‘billion-dollar idea’. Could this be the future of farming?

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