Mike and Sheldon tell the story:

  • Mike Ritter (CEO)

    I was introduced to Sheldon in 2015 by my lawyer Christian Salaman. Previous to that they only money we had raised was after a demonstration of our software and analytics capabilities to a group of corn Farmers in Nebraska. Not only did they want to buy our sensors and software, but they became our Seed Investors (no pun intended). Not your typical seed investors, but a testament to what we were trying to accomplish.

  • Sheldon Lewis

    Slantrange had done well with the little capital they had raised, but it was time for a Series A investment. They were gaining significant momentum, in particular with some big ag companies. Almost all sales were word of mouth at that point.

  • Mike

    It didn’t take long for us to figure out that Sheldon was the right partner for us. He came highly referenced, knew what he was talking about and most importantly believed in our vision.

  • Sheldon

    The technology Slantrange built was very impressive, but what was even more impressive was Mike Ritter and Mike Milton the two co-founders. They were extremely smart, hardworking and were obsessed with solving this problem and making the agriculture industry more efficient.

  • Mike

    Most VC’s don’t like to lead deals and you only really hear from them at the quarterly board meetings. Sheldon on the other hand likes to lead deals and will role up his sleeves and help out however possible. He has helped with hiring, sales, marketing, KPI’s, fundraising, and strategy just to name a few.

  • Sheldon

    I really enjoy working with Mike and the team. They have been executing on their vision over the last few years, which has been fun to be a part of.

  • Mike

    Since Sheldon invested and joined the Board we have added clients like Bayer, Monsanto, Land O’Lakes, and Del Monte. We have grown revenue by over six times in the last three years and added significant IP with multiple awarded patents. This would have been hard to do without Sheldon.

  • Sheldon

    We still have a lot of growth (pun intended) to look forward to at Slantrange, but it has been a lot of fun so far. They have the best technology and team in their space, so it’s up to us to execute and continue to accelerate growth.