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Grobo was founded with one simple idea: Empower people to easily control what they consume, so that we can all live healthier lives. Every day we apply cutting edge technology with the latest in horticulture research to build solutions that will help people  grow their own fresh food and medicine, and become more connected with the plants in their home.

Backed by HAX

The world's best hardware accelerator.

Grobo was selected by HAX to spend 4 months working in Shenzhen, China to build prototypes, connect with manufacturers, and pitch to investors.
Image of the Grobo team building a Grobo prototype in the HAX workshop.Image of the Grobo team thinking pensively in a product planning meeting.Image of Bjorn delivering Grobo's investor pitch at the HAX demo day in San Francisco.

The People Behind Grobo

Our experienced team at Grobo is dedicated to making it easy for everyone to grow the best plants right at home. We are based out of Waterloo, Canada.
Bjorn Dawson
Bjorn Dawson
Co-Founder & CEO
Chris Thiele
Chris Thiele
Co-Founder & CTO
Simon Ho
Simon Ho
Mechanical & Manufacturing
Bruno Alfano-Rizzo
Bruno Alfano-Rizzo
Software
Stefanie Chan
Stefanie Chan
Marketing
Stephen Campbell
Stephen Campbell
Horticulture & Partnerships
Bohan Zheng
Bohan Zheng
Firmware Engineer
Jason Kent
Jason Kent
Mechanical Designer