Empowering Growers to
Maximize Their ROI
While Saving the Planet

Empowering Growers to
Maximize Their ROI
While Saving the Planet

About Us

Proterra Ag™, Inc. exists to achieve the impossible in sustainable agriculture. Experts in farming, bioscience, and engineering, we invent category-defying technology and bring to market products that make growing food ever more efficient, productive, profitable, and kind to the earth. Proterra Ag was founded in 2021 in Los Angeles, California, where we invented the world’s first and only proven gel substrate, enabling propagators to achieve higher yields consistently, with minimal OpEx. Testing in Controlled Environment Agriculture shows that, compared to industry norms, our products radically reduce the amount of water required to grow food, and dramatically improve crop outcomes, consistently and reliably, thus supporting automation and freeing time for producers to build their businesses. R&D is the heart of Proterra Ag, and our roadmap of advanced technology is focused on scaling up sustainable agriculture while scaling down costs. Where water and arable land become scarce, we create abundance. In the face of a growing worldwide food and freshwater crisis, we work to turn the tide while creating bold opportunities for growers, communities, and investors.
  • Radically Reduce Water Usage & Waste

  • Scale Down Costs & Minimize OpEx

  • Dramatically Increase Yields & Consistency

Our Vision

We believe the economy must serve communities and the environment, not the other way around. We will continue to find and develop new disruptive technology and opportunities where the power of business can make the world better while creating exceptional value for our stakeholders, the communities we serve, and the planet.

Leadership


Chris Papouras
CHRIS PAPOURAS
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Papouras leads the company’s go-to-market and technology strategy. With over twenty-five years of building disruptive technologies, Chris is a passionate visionary of controlled agriculture, and how new technologies will promote sustainable change while also enabling improved access to nutritious food throughout the world.

Prior to Proterra Ag, Chris was President and founder of Nabors Drilling Solutions...

Matt Weiss
MATT WEISS
Chief Operating Officer

Matt Weiss leads Proterra Ag’s operations, drawing on his experience helping multiple companies grow from startup to acquisition and beyond. He has expertise in a range of functional areas, from sales and business development to human resources and accounting.

Before joining Proterra Ag in 2021, Matt served as Vice President at PhotoBin, a private company specializing in digital photo and video, where he had full P&L...

Board of Directors


CHRIS PAPOURAS
CEO
Proterra Ag
BOB HAYWARD
Co-Founder
Proterra Ag
TOM WILTROUT
Ospraie
Ag Sciences
MORRIS GASMER
Co-Founder
Proterra Ag