Samuel Bertram, OnePointOne
Indoor Ag-Con Board Member and Indoor Ag-Conversations panelist Samuel Bertram is Co-Founder and CEO of OnePointOne. Samuel grew up with his brother, John (CoFounder and CTO, OnePointOne) in Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia. Samuel [and John] came to the United States to play collegiate tennis in 2011. Captain of his Division 1 Tennis team at Santa Clara University, Samuel graduated in 2016 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and in 2018 with a M.S. in Robotics and Mechatronics. While at Santa Clara, Samuel also got involved in the creation of an autonomous marine vessel as well an autonomous omnidirectional robot. Samuel’s Master’s Capstone Project was the origin of OnePointOne’s vertical farming technology.
Samuel and John founded OnePointOne, Inc. in July of 2017 with a mission to nourish the 1.1 billion people that began this millennium hungry. Since then, Samuel has raised $27MM from notable investors such as Fred Luddy, Novak Djokovic, and HRH Khaled bin Alwaleed. With that funding, the incredible team at OnePointOne has built the most advanced vertical farming technology on the market. Samuel also sits on the Stanford University Engineering Board of Advisors as well as the Santa Clara University Engineering Board of Advisors.
Areas of expertise/passion
- Robotics and automation
- Agricultural technology
- Plant-based food and medicine
- Human wellness
- Digital cities