About Us

About Us


Our mission and great team

Our mission and great team




Our Mission

Our Mission

Hydroponic greenhouse and indoor farming open a world of possibilities to feed our hungry, burgeoning global population with healthy produce. Thanks to greenhouse Growers, we benefit from access to fresh fruits and veggies grown throughout the year using little water, enabling this farming sector to provide nourishment in our communities, deserts, and frigid regions–and maybe someday soon, Mars. Promoting the efficiency and viability of greenhouse farming goes hand-in-hand with supporting food security and new economic opportunities. Benefits like these are what we hold close to our hearts at Motorleaf. Using the latest technology, we strive to provide Growers with new tools they need to streamline farm operations, avoid waste, and ensure their harvests are always bountiful, predictable and assured.

About Motorleaf

Founded in 2016, Motorleaf rocketed to the top as a leader in developing cutting-edge agriculture technology. Our automated greenhouse technologies made possible by artificial intelligence are world firsts and proven innovations. A growing list of digital tools for agronomists include automated, precise harvest forecasts and disease scouting services, as well as software that liberates greenhouse data so farmers can make data-driven decisions on how best to cultivate their crops. With our home base in Montreal, a global innovation centre for artificial intelligence, we are proud to service commercial hydroponic greenhouse clients around the globe. In addition to our passion for technology that redefines capacities in farming, our team includes a mixed bag of hackers, scientists and creative entrepreneurs.

Team

Who We Are


Meet the team working to make every product more exciting for you.

Ramen
Ramen CTO & Co-Founder

Ramen’s passions include computer programming, math problems and wiring. With pride, he dons the title of super Geek, one that amuses his colleagues with his hearty chuckle everyday. As an agricultural engineer with a degree from Mcgill University, his strong analytical skills and knowledge of information technology enabled him to develop automation equipment for his home garden that would become the initial product offerings from Motorleaf.

Alastair
Alastair CEO & Co-Founder

Ally wakes up each morning hungry for company growth, new product features, and for new happy customers. A native from the UK, Ally has lived and worked within North America since 1999. He has a history of success within technology companies while providing for his 3 children, wife and dog, Floyd, a life filled with nature and love.

Scott
Scott CoFounder / Director of AI

With a Masters in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and a passion for artificial intelligence, Scott leads in developing Motorleaf’s innovations for greenhouse automation. As we like to say: “AI is not a buzz word, it’s our product”.

Cary Goldwax
Cary Goldwax Executive Director

​Cary is a seasoned chief operating officer, angel investor and mentor for entrepreneurs affiliated with prominent organizations including Real Ventures (FounderFuel) and the International Startup Festival. He has over 250 million dollars of exits under his belt and long-time evangelist that promotes Canada’s technology talent across the globe.

The Motorleaf Board of Directors


Kirk Haney
Kirk Haney Managing Partner – Radicle Growth

Board Executive Chairman

Alexander Meyer-Scharenberg
Alexander Meyer-Scharenberg Investment and Portfolio Manager – FLUXUNIT – OSRAM Ventures

Board Member

Cary Goldwax
Cary Goldwax

Board Member

Jean-Philippe Coiteux
Jean-Philippe Coiteux Director, Investments – Desjardins Capital

Board Observer

Alastair Monk
Alastair Monk CEO Motorleaf

Board Member

The Motorleaf Team


Karin
Karin VP Sales

Peter Oram
Peter Oram National Sales Director

Ray Richards
Ray Richards Product Director

Angela
Angela Support Manager

Nicholas
Nicholas Software developer

Hanie
Hanie Software developer

Rachel
Rachel Software developer

Austin
Austin Software developer

Hasan
Hasan Data Sciientist

Adama
Adama Data Scientist

Jason
Jason Marketing & Communications

Jennifer
Jennifer Customer Success Lead

Meghan
Meghan Design Manager

Team

Advisors


Meet our advisors

Victor Krahn
Victor Krahn Co-owner of Sunselect

Victor is the co-owner of SunSelect Produce, cultivating 150 acres of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers under glass. His leading, high-tech greenhouses make SunSelect a major player in producing vegetables in North America.

Jelena Neylan
Jelena Neylan

Jelena brings to the table several years of success as a financial analyst, trader, and international finance expert. She has a keen sense of what growing companies need to accomplish in order to be financially sound and ready to embrace further growth. With Jelena as a mentor and advocate, Motorleaf has an adept guide for our growth strategy.

doggo

Floyd – CWO (chief walkies officer)

In the press

Here is a handful media coverage on our innovations and contributions to farming.