We are devoted to the R&D, testing, deployment, and marketing of IoT solutions to protect crops and stored food in warehouses against the attack of insect pests, through real-time monitoring of their presence and environmental variables that condition their growth. Based on the data collected, we model their population dynamics curves through machine learning and algorithm techniques to predict their appearance before becoming a pest outbreak. The main objectives pursued with this development are
predicting their appearance before they occur and causing irreparable damage to the crops,
increasing the quality and availability of the geo-temporal information of its presence as a first step to apply a more precise and effective insecticide application strategy,
Reduce the complexity and costs associated with manual monitoring currently practiced.
The technologies that we have developed also allow the monitoring of vector populations of diseases such as, for example, mosquitoes.
AgroPe...
We are devoted to the R&D, testing, deployment, and marketing of IoT solutions to protect crops and stored food in warehouses against the attack of insect pests, through real-time monitoring of their presence and environmental variables that condition their growth. Based on the data collected, we model their population dynamics curves through machine learning and algorithm techniques to predict their appearance before becoming a pest outbreak. The main objectives pursued with this development are
predicting their appearance before they occur and causing irreparable damage to the crops,
increasing the quality and availability of the geo-temporal information of its presence as a first step to apply a more precise and effective insecticide application strategy,
Reduce the complexity and costs associated with manual monitoring currently practiced.
The technologies that we have developed also allow the monitoring of vector populations of diseases such as, for example, mosquitoes.
AgroPestAlert smart traps detect flying insects as they enter it by determining the species-specific frequency of the insect's flight (wingbeat) when they interrupt a laser wall. A very efficient cloud algorithm process and analyze this spectrum as a species-specific biometric signal. We deal with sound files, much less bulky and most straightforward to be wirelessly transmitted, processed, and classified than images. All of this allows us to drop the investment and operational cost and offer our solution in markets with low purchasing power and poor telecommunications services.
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Investors

SME Instrument
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SME Instrument Provide funding and support to highly innovative European SMEs
Isabel Blanco Iriarte
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Isabel Blanco Iriarte
Test Farms Spain
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Test Farms Spain Linking agricultural startups with farmers and testing-land

Advisors

Cesar Usoz
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Cesar Usoz

Employees

Louis Gerardo Holder
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Louis Gerardo Holder CEO Devoted to R & D and innovation, with a heart of a scientist but pragmatic & business lover, with a successful track record in innovation.
Rosa Virginia Urdaneta
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Recommendations

Cesar Alceste

I have known Mr. Holder for 25 years and had the opportunity to have him work under my direct supervision, as Head of the GEF-UNDP PROGRAM VEN99/G41: Conservation of the Biosphere Reserve and the Wetlands of the Orinoco Delta. During that time, Mr. Holder served as Finance and Resource Uprising Manager in that Project. Mr. Holder demonstrated a significant amount of creativity in finding unconventional solutions to complex problems. Mr. Holder has also proven to be a capable and willing collaborator.
For these reasons and others, I am certain that the AgroPestAlert project will thrive under his direction.
Should you have any questions or inquiries regarding Mr. Holder, please feel free to contact me via phone or email. My contact details are indicated below.

Sincerely,

Cesar Alceste
Former General Manager of the GEF-UNDP VEN99/G41 Programme: Conservation of the Biosphere Reserve and the Orinoco Delta Wetlands.
13560 SW 99 Street, Miami FL 33186
Cell: (305) 972-1319
Email:aqualceste@

Milenco van Helfteren

My name is Milenco, I work for Koppert Biological Systems, the leading company in Biological Control for Agriculture. We are an International Company in more than 90 countries.

Agropesalert´s trapping system for monitoring pests in agriculture is very important for the future of monitoring and how to get Biological Control smart. These traps are important becuase of the IoT element of it. The IoT Smarttrap is an important tool that can have a big Impact on biological control since the monitoring of pests is very important. The realese of the good insects, must match that of the "pests", it can modernize how we see insect populations.

At Koppert, we have worked with AgropestAlert, used old prototype traps, and they where promissing since it proved the principles of the trap.

This types of projects are important and require proper funding for them to achive marketability. I highly recommend AgroPestAlert as a recipient of funding.

Kind regards,
Milenco van Helfteren
Trial Specialist

Eduardo Szeplaki

Eduardo Szeplaki
I have known Mr. Louis Gerardo Holder for 21 years, he is a biologist with a Master in Finance at IESA, with experience in corporate finance and project management, both environmental and technological innovation.
Mr. Holder served as Finance Manager on the Project GEF-PNUD VEN99 / G41: Conservation of the Biosphere Reserve and Wetlands of the Orinoco Delta of which I was its Director General and in specific environmental consultancies, such as, development of satellite GPS technologies, financial in musaseas agricultural projects and projects of genetic resources management and germplasm banks; through their companies Corporación Tecvova, C. A. and Summa Consultores, C. A.
Therefore I considered Mr. Holder to be a serious, honorable person and I highly recommend him and can contribute significantly to Agropestalert proyects.

Gonzalo E. Vazquez

This letter should serve as a recommendation for Mr. Louis Gerardo Holder who I have personally known for more than 40 years.

Mr. Holder is well known to me both on a professional and personal basis. I have had a close business and personal relationship with him for well over four decades. He has vast expertise in corporate finance and investment banking structuring international transactions not only in Venezuela but throughout Latin America.

He has been instrumental in the equity markets working in large issues with European reputable financial institutions. He has excellent knowledge and great experience and has traveled extensively.

I consider Mr. Holder as a serious and honorable individual, reason for which I highly recommend him.

Alvaro Atilano

I know Louis Holder for several years now and recently evaluated Agropestalert and contribute to develop an international patent protection strategy for the technology it is developing. I believe that not only the technology Agropestalert is developing is disruptive and with a high future commercial value, but also that the passion and drive of its CEO (Louis) is a key element for its success.

As climate change forces pest to migrate north, this sophisticated technology might be a game changer in pest control in norther regions and, of course, in many tropical countries.

Alvaro Atilano
CEO
Agile Technology Development SYstems SL
linkedin.com/in/alvaro-atilano-23a72314

Antonio Sainz Cofounder at Inclusivity Network

Mr. Holder is well known to me both on a professional and personal basis. I have had close business and personal relationship with him for well over four decades. He has vast expertise in corporate finance and investment banking structuring international transactions not only in Venezuela but throughout Latin America.

He has been instrumental in the equity markets working in large issues with European reputable financial institutions. He has excellent knowledge and great experience and has traveled extensively.

I consider Mr. Holder as a serious and honorable individual, reason for which I highly recommend him.

César Usoz Sario

Inspiria Consulting is a consulting firm specialized in comprehensive support (advice, business, and financing) to startup with disruptive innovations at international level and high qualified and balanced teams.

We have been working with AgroPestAlert team for several years, and we consider their solution as truly innovative and disruptive at the international level, with a highly qualified and committed team. AgroPestAlert has won some important grants and awards at International level, including a Phase I-SME Instrument H2020 grant and a seal of excellence from the EU. Their business model has been widely contrasted in the market, and has attracted important groups of leading international clients, as well as venture capital and investors.
We consider AgroPestAlert it a truly only one Project and It is worth being supported.

Gonzalo E. Vazquez

This letter should serve as a recommendation for Mr. Louis Gerardo Holder who I have personally known for more than 40 years.

Mr. Holder is well known to me both on a professional and personal basis. I have had close business and personal relationship with him for well over four decades. He has vast expertise in corporate finance and investment banking structuring international transactions not only in Venezuela but throughout Latin America.

He has been instrumental in the equity markets working in large issues with European reputable financial institutions. He has excellent knowledge and great experience and has traveled extensively.

I consider Mr. Holder as a serious and honorable individual, reason for which I highly recommend him.