WeFarm, a peer-to-peer network that enables small-scale farmers to access and share vital agricultural information via SMS, helping them farm better recently won the ‘Disrupted by Mobile’ category at the 4YFN Awards, the world’s largest start-up competition for mobile technologies.
The firm was declared the winner of the 4th edition of the 4YFN Awards at Mobile World Congress 2017 on mobile technologies and business models saw 24 finalists compete on stage each day.
According to Kenny Ewan, co-founder and CEO of WeFarm: “Winning the Disrupted by Mobile pitching completion at 4YFN is one of my proudest moments. Pitching alongside seven of the best mobile startups in the world, and winning, shows that people are recognising both our model, and the massive social and commercial opportunities we’re building. The journey from one to 150,000 users has been incredible, and this gives us the chance to show WeFarm to the world.”
4YFN is a startup business platform in Barcelona that enables startups, investors, corporations and public institutions to discover, create and launch new ventures together. It offers unique connecting initiatives, such as custom networking activities, technical abilities workshops, congresses, community outreach and open innovation programmes.
WeFarm was founded in 2015 and serves over 150,000 farmers in Africa and Latin America. In November last year, We Farm raised GBP 1.3m in seed funding led by LocalGlobe, a UK-based venture capital firm after reaching over 100,000 users.
WeFarm won Google’s Impact Challenge Award in 2014, and the following year it went on to win the MEFFYS Award for Innovation in Technology and the Messaging and SMS World Awards’ Best SMS Solution in the same year.
Last year, it competed at the European Union Commission’s Ideas from Europe Prize, the Business Rocks’ Global Startup Pitch Battle and came second in the Global Chivas Regal’s The Venture Competition in the UK.
Other winners are listed here.