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The smart digital platform for indoor growing

 Our Vision

Grow Computer is the operating system for indoor agriculture, and will power the next agricultural revolution with a smart IoT platform for the farmers of the future.

We believe that by connecting researchers, entrepreneurs, students, farmers around the world, Grow Computer will empower an entire community to share data and optimize the future of agriculture.

Dan Nelson, Founder of Grow Computer

Dan Nelson

Dan Nelson, Co-Founder & CEO, is an experienced founder and entrepreneur who has been captivated with hydroponics and smart urban farms since trying to build a smart irrigation and plant monitoring system on his balcony for his 17-day honeymoon. He is a former startup founder and has spent his 15-year career applying his knowledge of economics and strategy to work with smart people on cool projects, and this is by far the coolest. Dan has a Master’s in Accounting and Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Michigan and was a 2015 fellow of the Startup Leadership Program.

Montique Willis, Head of Software at Grow Computer

Montique Willis

Montique Willis, Head of Software, is a full stack designer with over 15 years experience delivering dynamic user experiences by designing clean user interfaces and coding the front end of various projects in different markets. He has served in IT and Creative Direction and has produced for the Energy, Oil and Gas, Fintech, Entertainment, and the NBA on various projects for desktop, web, and mobile. "I believe effective design is the sacred space between the dreams of the user and the needs of the business resulting in brand loyalty."

David McGee, Cloud Architect at Grow Computer

David McGee

David McGee, Cloud Architect, is an experienced backend and mobile software who graduated from Brown University with a degree in Applied Mathematics- Biology. He loves leveraging his skills to write elegant algorithms and tackle challenging problems. He discovered his love for programming while working in a fast-paced startup environment for an mHealth organization, and has been working as a software engineer since then. David has also worked as a biomedical researcher and has two peer-reviewed publications to his name. "Working on Grow Computer is my way of combining my two true loves: plants and math.”


Andrew Verhasselt

Andrew Verhasselt, Design, is an industrial designer and agricultural engineer graduate from Iowa State University with experiences in consumer hardware to commercial equipment design. He has helped several AgTech startups in his pursuit to create the job that doesn’t exist yet. He loves branding and making connections through design. “Indoor AgTech is unexplored territory for design to help shape how people interact with and grow their own food.”

Colleen Woodruff, Marketing at Grow Computer

Colleen Woodruff

Colleen Woodruff, Marketing, has experience in customer relations and acquisition in the financial services industry. She has an interest in the way populations acquire and manage their food supply. She is passionate about connecting consumers to Grow Computer. She has a B.A. in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.