CURRENTLY RAISED: $3,586,894
MAXIMUM: $10,000,000
American farms are

Running out of people.

A 10-year decline in farm labor has cost the US economy $3.1 Billion annually in crop production.

  • Hitch is creating autonomous farm robots to collaborate with farm workers and keep American farms in business.
  • Farmworkers spend 30% of their time hauling produce. Automation will allow for 100% utilized labor and the survival of American farms.
  • HMC has pre-ordered 100 Hitch robots
  • HMC is an industry leader, founding partner, and anchor customer of Hitch. HMC has farms in Mexico, California, and Chile and have been in operation for over 130 years.

Hitch has partnered with HMC farms who have preordered $2,000,000 in autonomous farming robots.

American Farms are Running Out of People

A 10-year decline in farm labor has cost the US economy $3.1 billion annually in crop production. Increasing labor productivity by 30% would yield $1.7 Billion in savings to CA farmers alone.

Pricing

  • $0 Upfront cost
  • Monthly Recurring Software Fee
    $1,000/mo per robot.
Measurable & predictable recurring revenue.

Path to 100% Robotic Farming

PHASE 1

Transport Hitch

Autonomous vehicles effectively navigating farms and transporting fruit will be our 1st step toward 100% robotic farming.

Navigation
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning / A.I.
  • Object Recognition
  • High Precision GPS
Transport
  • Hauls a Payload
  • All-Terrain, All-Weather
  • Lightweight, Low Cost
  • Night & Day Operation
Clean Power
  • Electric & Quiet
  • Low Maintenance
  • Solar Powered
  • Tax Incentives
PHASE 2

Harvest Hitch

Pulled and powered by our autonomous vehicles, we’ll create additional robotics to identify and pick ripe produce and fill bins for transport to the farm.

PHASE 3

Command Hitch

Full fleet connectivity will be operated through a lightweight, solar powered trailer with automated battery swaps.

The Technology

The Mower of the Future

Graze has designed an advanced, electric, autonomous lawn mower specifically for the commercial landscaping industry to counter labor shortages and rising wages in the US.

Reducing Labor Costs Increases Margins

Direct labor costs ~45% of the total revenue generated from lawn mowing. Graze eliminates 50% or more of the labor costs and 100% of the fuel costs.

Proprietary Technology

Machine learning and computer vision will allow Graze to map job sites, plan and execute mowing paths, avoid obstacles (i.e. trees, people), and collect and apply data to further optimize for precision and efficiency.

100% Electric & Solar Powered

Graze mowers are electric with boosted run times from solar panels. Customers will save significantly on fuel and maintenance costs, and will be able to operate effectively and quietly at night.

"Lack of labor is a barrier to growth in the landscape industry. Effective autonomous mowers would allow LandCare to reallocate team resources to spend more time on other landscaping services. The anticipated results being higher margins, improved overall job quality, and higher customer satisfaction & retention.”

The Hitch Team

Our team is comprised of industry veterans with technical expertise and a history of launching, scaling, and exiting businesses.

NICK GIANCOLA
CEO

3x Founder, Robotics Engineer, Product Development @ WeWork, Amazon

Ethan Joffe
CTO

Machine Learning
3 Exits, MIT

Founders.

Founding Partners.

Drew Ketelson
HMC Farms

VP, Coordinator of Ranch Technology

Jon McClarty
HMC Farms

President

Lead Investor

Wavemaker Partners is the lead investor in Hitch. Wavemaker is a top-decile early-stage venture capital firm founded in 2003. It is headquartered in Los Angeles and Singapore and manages over US$335M in assets.

Some of Wavemaker's past investments and exits include:

Investment Highlights

We’re using automation to solve large problems.

  • Seed capital provided by Wave Maker, a world leading robotics start up
  • Additional support given through Wave Maker Labs, a robotics incubator providing services, rent, tech talent, all free to reduce burn
  • 35 Million in pre-orders all ready signed
  • Working prototype already driving and cutting grass