Dominik Ewald (Co-Founder, CTO) and Chaitanya Dhumasker (Co-Founder, CEO) Robert Rieger


Artifical Intelligence in Fish Farms

Founded in 2018
5 employees
Funding: €280K
Stage: Seed

MonitorFish works on artificial intelligence in fish health monitoring. Their cloud-based fish diagnostic platform analyzes the water quality and the motion of the fish to check if the fish are healthy or not. If not, a precise action plan is generated to eliminate any early signs of stress among them. The technology is applied in aquaculture to reduce fish loss, thus providing financial stability to fish farming companies. Website
Highlight of the year: Beeing rated among top-10 future AgroTech startups in the world by FAC.

Interview with MonitorFish

What inspired you to found your startup?

I discovered the market need while being at a fish farm during my previous work experience at a water management company. Around the same time, my Co-founder, Dominik, was researching sustainable food tech with a focus on fish health.

How are you different? What is your unique value proposition?

Our solution provides much-needed precise knowledge within the fastest time for fish farming companies, adding crop security in aquaculture.

How do you define success for yourself and your company?

My definition of success is creating a business that empowers the future generation to take up food production as their main profession. As a company, I want to see MonitorFish as the most trusted and prefered firm of fish farming companies.

What do you want to achieve next year?

We understand that we are a young startup. however, we are very optimistic to build on the positive start we have achieved so far. In the next 12 months, we want to scale our technology for various other types of fish across Germany and Europe.

Why do people want to work at your company?

Digitalization in food production will be a definite key to a sustainable, hunger-free future. Working with MonitorFish allows us to be one step closer to this goal.

What has been the most important milestone so far?

Translating our product plan into an actual working product and testing it successfully have been the most important milestones for us so far.

Looking back at your whole development story — what makes you most proud?

The entire journey has been very special. Each day has been a learning lesson. The most proud moment is to see that your work has been recognize by the entire industry.

Where do you see your company in 5 years?

In the next 5 years, we want to be the leading company in marine animal welfare and sustainability.

What is your impression of launching a startup from your based city?

Well, Berlin is amazing! The burgeoning startup ecosystem and the amount of young talent available in one spot make it a favorable choice

What is your impression of the german startup scene? Would you change anything?

The German startup scene is still young. I believe there is still more potential for bigger investment firms to join the ecosystem.

MonitorFish was featured in “The Hundert Vol. 10 – Startups of Germany“, November 2018.

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