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Michael Ott, BA, MS



Rantizo is creating a targeted drone spraying platform that utilizes electrostatic technology to safely and precisely deliver cartridge dispensed agrichemicals when and where they are needed.

Rantizo was founded by Iowa native, chemist and venture capitalist Michael Ott in early 2018. Before Rantizo, Michael worked in corporate venture capital for a fund backed by Monsanto, Novozymes and Bunge and invented a patented technology that delivers small amounts of nitrogen on a rice seed as it grows.

Michael has assembled a team with Midwest roots, farm backgrounds, and experience with some of the top names in agriculture and education to bring the Rantizo vision to life in 2019.

Michael has a Master's degree in Chemistry from the University of Iowa and lives in Iowa City with his wife, two sons and a baby on the way.

This speaker's sessions:

  • Rantizo
  • Tuesday, July 9
  • 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM