a vertical farming technology and data company with global reach

Our goal is to improve planetary health, make populations healthier, and reduce food-related inequalities.

Our advanced hardware and software solutions can be found on several continents and we are constantly looking for new projects, challenges, and vertical farming partnerships and research opportunities. To deliver on this, we have a highly experienced team of more than 80 staff – divided across engineering, plant science, operations, and software engineering.

A Brief History

The Vertical Future story began with operations, with the building of a small vertical farm in Southeast London in 2016 and the formation of Minicrops, which grew and delivered fresh produce (6 days a week) to hundreds of restaurants, small retailers, household food brands, and thousands of homes.

In 2018/19, recognising that the industry needed a fully-integrated vertical farming system offering, we decided to apply our learnings to developing our own technologies. A 4.1 million Seed investment round in 2019 helped us to begin this journey and was followed by a 22.5 million Series A in 2022 – the largest Series A to date in Europe for a vertical farming technology company.

Our prior operating experiences and advanced vertical farming system solutions position us to be able to not only build new high-tech farms across the globe – but operate them or at a minimum, advise on how to operate them.

We’ve deployed 8 farms in the UK, are building further farms as far as Singapore, and are also looking at multiple opportunities in the Middle East.

Research is a pivotal area of our business. We have funded and non-funded research projects and collaborations – from seed treatment and breeding through to genetics and phytopharmaceuticals.

Vertical Future has won numerous national and international awards in numerous areas, as well as other nominations, and is a member and Global Innovator within the World Economic Forum.

Company Statistics

We Are An Industry Leader In Experience, Passion And Dedication.


Dedicated & Passionate People


Years of Combined Experience


Farms completed


Under construction


Pipeline projects


Million pounds of capital raised to date


Million of Innovate UK Grant
Funding in 2020/21 alone


Series Stage


Operating in Continents

Our Purpose

With passion, knowledge, and innovation at our core, we are committed to empowering people to produce high- quality, nutrient-rich crops in the most optimal, efficient, and sustainable way.

Our Vision

A Vertical Future is one where global crop production is no longer at threat, humans are healthier, and there is a better balance between population growth and the natural world.

A Growing Community Of International Markets


Global Innovator - World Economic Forum (2022 - Present)
#1 Vertical Farming Technology Company (globally) in the “FoodTech 500” (2022)
#47 ranking overall (globally) in the “FoodTech 500” (2022)
UK "Future50" by PwC (2023)
EnviroTech 500 - #14 (2023)
2023 Europe Climate Tech 200 - HolonIQ
Winner of the PETA Farming Awards
(2023)Winner of Best Crop Improvement -
World Vertical Farming Awards (2022)
Winner of Global Get in The Ring
Competition (2021)
* KPMG Private Enterprise of the Year - 3rd Place (2021)
Best Yield Improvement - 24% increase in energy conversion efficiency for whole head lettuce production
Best Farm Design Innovation - INFT
#12 ranking overall (globally) in the “FoodTech 500” (2023)
Best Crop Enhancement
#1 Vertical Farming Technology Company (globally) in the “FoodTech 500” (2023)