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Driven by Purpose

We strive to create a better state of being for all people and the planet by realizing the possibilities of our agricultural ecosystems.


Understanding the Opportunities of our
Agricultural Ecosystems

The way we produce crops is not sustainable. We believe that the complexity of this challenge can only be solved by understanding agriculture at the systems-level —from the macro-variables like changing climate patterns that affect entire agricultural ecosystems down to the micro-impacts these changes have on things like a plant or soil’s physiology.

We founded CiBO to simulate agricultural ecosystems for any crop, any location, and any scenario, so that we can answer important and valuable challenges that have been unsolvable to date; challenges related to food security, sustainability, profitability, waste, and quality of both food and the environment. We are committed to finding solutions that aren’t zero-sum and which make the planet better, for all. 

Our Leaders

We’re scientists and engineers. The agricultural issues we face require an interdisciplinary approach and an understanding of both scientific variables and modern computational tools. We’ve assembled a team of world-class executive leaders with combined expertise across data science, agronomy, software design, biology, and computational modeling.

Kim Wagner

President, Chief Operating Officer

Bruno Basso

Chief Science Officer

Suresh Sundaram

Chief Product and Marketing Officer

Dale Sorensen

Vice President, Agronomy

Ignacio Martinez

General Partner, Flagship Pioneering

Lila Preston

Partner, Generation Investment Management

Robert Berendes

Venture Partner, Flagship Pioneering

Martin Taylor

Former Chairman Syngenta AG

Mark Fusco

Former CEO Aspen Technology

Stephen Berenson

Executive Partner, Flagship Pioneering

Fred Below


Our Story

CiBO Technologies, a Flagship Pioneering Company, was founded in 2015 by Noubar Afeyan, Founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, Ignacio Martinez, a General Partner at Flagship Pioneering, and Professor Bruno Basso, an internationally-recognized agricultural systems scientist and professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University. Powered by a unique combination of system science, data science, and entrepreneurial vision, CiBO was created to improve the impact of agriculture at a global level, to address the world’s food security concerns, and to make our planet a healthier place to live.