Us

Genesis

Digiplant started as a personal project in 2013, when one of our team member, back then an engineering student in south of France, had to deal with plant care problematic while travelling back home. The idea to develop an automated & connected system for his most precious herbes de Provence quickly emerged and made sense, especially as there were close-to-none available solution, let alone affordable.

Celony Street, Aix-En-Provence
Once known for its fragrance

Google trend - IoT before it was cool

At the time, connected devices were a curiosity and IoT a vague concept only found on eccenctric IEEE papers or dystopian novels.
The available technical solutions were somehow functional but limited, costly, and lacking maturity.
Hence the choice to keep the project private for a relatively long time, while improving the system & observing this promising market.

V1 (2013), V2 (2015), V3 (2016)

Named Digiplant in 2016, the project saw many revisions and updates that can be boiled down to 5 major versions. The focus was always on getting a functional, cost effective and relevant system to respond to the initial need, from the urban grower perspective.
During the same period, the market witnessed the rise and fall of countless “smart” garden startups. For each of them, precious lessons for a potential opponent waiting behind the bush.

And now…

V1 (2013), V2 (2015), V3 (2016)

The Team

We are a small team of engineers dedicated to bringing to everyone (us included) the best gardening experience possible, with all the bells and whistles we would expect from such solution while keeping things easy & fun.

The company is based in France and our members are from all over the world. We have over 20 years of cumulated experience in various companies – from small startups to established multinationals – and various industries, mostly medical & automotive. Not only that we are familiar with some of the highest design quality standards out there, but also experienced in what NOT to do in order to deliver a product, without much hair loss.

What more: we enjoy simple things. Good greens, fresh moutain air and a nice view are enough for us to call it a day.