A proven Agtech entrepreneur with two agriculture exits to Fortune 500 companies. Most significant startup tech transaction of 2020, 40 under 40, and Astech awards. Experienced in driving meaningful revenue and value in agriculture, raising capital, structuring strategic partnerships, b2b sales, board of directors, corporate governance and building businesses.
A Family Dedicated to Advancing Agriculture The Schmaltz Family has been involved in Ag Business for over 100 years and 4 generations; always leading agriculture to the next level of efficiency and profitability. It all started with the Schmaltz's farming in the late 1800's in the Beiseker, Alberta area. The farm soon evolved into selling short line farm equipment and then Remi's great grand father expanded into a Ford and Massey Harrison farm equipment dealership called Beiseker Motors. Remi's, grand father Felix joined Beiseker Motors and soon found the next innovation on the farm; fertilizer. That side business grew quickly and Felix soon opened DynAgra Corp, an Ag-Retail selling fertilizer, chemical and seed. In the 70's, Remi's father Bruce took over the business and expanded it to 4 locations, Remi and Tash Schmaltz took over management in 2006 and subsequently sold it in 2012 to CHS Inc after growing revenue to over $30MM. Prior to the sale of the DynAgra Corp, Decisive Farming Corp was launched in 2011 to develop and commercialize agricultural technologies. After successfully building the team and technology, raising venture capital and generating significant revenue Telus acquired the business in 2019. Today, Remi continues to lead the charge in digital agriculture as the CEO of Decisive Farming powered by TELUS.
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