Tell us about Glas Data.
Glas Data's product, Glas Core, is a dashboard which is capable of aggregating data from any source. We provide the tools to the agri sector to automatically ingest, analyse and visualise large amounts of data sets. We realise that agriculture is fundamentally holisitc and interconnected and data sets have to be viewed in this manner in order for agri businesses to reach their full potential. We have a particular focus on IoT devices and have over 70 devices that can be automatically connected to any user's account and the data ingested. This information can be used simply to monitor assets in real time or combined with other data sets in order to identify key patterns and trends that determine productivity and sustainability. We also have a focus on AI and our vision is to create a truly intelligent platform.
When did you start your business?
What's been your biggest highlight?
Delivering previously unlocked value to companies by intelligently combining their data. Several clients have been unaware of patterns and trends in the data until it was effectively analysed.
What's been your biggest challenge?
Building the system itself. We were often told that it was not possible, however we now have a fully modular and very capable system that can accept data from any source.
Advice for entrepreneurs starting out
Make sure someone wants it and then keep going!