Mothive is a Precision Agriculture company founded in March 2015 that develops autonomous IoT devices and machine learning algorithms to support decision-making and reduce risk in agriculture.

We are currently operating in Europe and with headquarters in London, UK. Mothive specialises in crops such as berries and grapes, but is interested in the development of novel prediction models to support other high value crops in its platform, either grown outdoors or inside a poly-tunnel/glasshouse.



Mothive believes innovative technologies should be an instrument to evolution, as well a tool to disrupt and create more value and knowledge to the public and private sectors. Our vision is to create a reputed company that develops novel sensing technologies to enable the creation of knowledge through uncharted data sources with the fundamental goal of ensuring world's food and safety.

Mothive is at the forefront of a new era of agriculture, whereby farmers and growers rely on automation and enhanced understanding of food and plant production to optimise processes and generate superior outputs.

In early 2017, Mothive was awarded with an R&D contract by the Portuguese Military and, as a result, we also aim to be in the future a key provider of technology to keep soldiers and societies more secure.



  • View Angelo Monteiro's LinkedIn profile  ANGELO MONTEIRO / CO-FOUNDER

    Angelo has more than eight years of experience in the Semiconductors, Network Engineering and Security industries. He started his career designing power management integrated circuits at MIPS and as a semiconductors researcher at INESC-ID. In 2012, Angelo joined Cisco Systems and became the Global Lead Delivery Engineer and Architect responsible for the Secure Ops security project with Royal Dutch Shell and was instrumental in securing a multi-million contract. He received several awards from Cisco SVP, VP and Delivery executives. In 2015, Angelo left Cisco and co-founded Mothive.

    Angelo holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST/TU Lisbon and is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Routing and Switching since 2013.

  • View Joao Mauricio's LinkedIn profile  JOAO MAURICIO / CO-FOUNDER

    Joao is a software engineer and IT professional with 5 years of experience in the telecommunications and media industries. He joined Portugal Telecom (PT) in 2010, where he worked as an IPTV Engineer, defining new multimedia profiles, optimising content delivery, production and ingestion workflows, and evaluating new platforms alongside the integration and development of custom made solutions. Joao was also the main technical pivot between PT and its VoD providers.
    In the mid-2014 Joao was determined to start his own business and since then he has been working as a contractor doing IT consultancy and software development for SMEs until co-founded Mothive in 2015.

    Joao holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering from IST/TU Lisbon and is also a Certified Ethical Hacker by EC-Council.

  • View Paloma Heras' LinkedIn profile  Dr. PALOMA HERAS / CROP SCIENTIST

    Paloma Heras is an agricultural scientist with four years of experience in research. Paloma started her career working as research assistant in Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, where she collaborated in a EU funded project "Fluxes of greenhouse gases from tree stems and the influence of tree species composition". In 2013 she started a joined PhD between the University of Nottingham and SRUC, UK. She has investigated the genetic control of the variation in seedling root growth in barley.

    Paloma completed her PhD in agricultural sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK in June 2017 and her Bachelor and Master degree in Forestry Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain.

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