WHAT WE DO
Archisen is a Singapore-based agritech company that designs, builds, and operates solutions to grow ultra-fresh, ultra-local produce in cities. Founded by Sven Yeo and Vincent Wei, Archisen operates one of the highest yielding indoor farms in Singapore, with a projected yield of up to 100 tonnes of vegetables a year. Using Controlled-Environment Agriculture (CEA), we are able to control every aspect of the climate from temperature, humidity, light intensity to composition of air. Thus, we can configure the most conducive environments to bring out the natural, rich flavours of our plants and to retain their nutritional values. Our products are 100% local with no pesticides, preservatives or genetic modification, making them fresher, safer, and better than imported alternatives.
We are the first and only company in Singapore that provides a comprehensive farm management solution for our partners through our turn-key urban farm solution, Cropdom. Cropdom is powered by our proprietary operating system, Croptron, which leverages sensors, Internet-of-things technology and data analytics to track, analyse, and improve farm management processes.
By monitoring important farm parameters in real-time, we can collect data to build a system of dynamic automation, thus increasing efficiency. As each farm contributes valuable data to Croptron, they simultaneously benefit from other farm's data, hence progressively enhancing crop yields with every harvest cycle. With machine learning, our systems and processes become more efficient, enabling farms to grow their produce faster, fresher and better.
Today, we provide quality products to leading retailers in Singapore through our flagship brand, Just Produce.Learn more
Our mission is to establish the largest network of urban farms in Asia, by serving megacities the freshest, most nutritious and flavourful produce. By combining engineering, science and analytics, we build the most profitable and investable farms.
Be honest, trustworthy and ethical:
Always act with honesty and morality to build healthy relationships based on trust.
We believe that relationships built on trust are the strongest, be it when you are dealing with internal team members or external partners. Hence, to justify their trust in us, we should always reciprocate with honesty and morality.
Be a team player:
Work as a team, for the team, so that we can improve with the team. This also means listening to others and treating others respectfully.
Each individual is exceptional and valuable to us, and contributes a diverse set of views that represents the unique experience and knowledge of each individual to the company. We do not always agree on what is best in each situation, but we know each of us have the company’s best interests at heart.
Be frugal, do more with less:
Analyse the constraints, organise your resources and consider various options to deliver the greatest value.
As a startup, it is our culture to be agile, resourceful and prudent in the way that we function. Our shareholders trust us to deliver value to the company, rather than squander our resources, finances or otherwise.
Focus on delivering value to the customer:
Start with the customer in mind, so that we can continue providing value to them. Without our clients and partners, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
It is our core belief that a company’s success depends on the value that we bring to the customers. We think in their shoes and align our interests with them, rather than against them, so that we have a win-win relationship.
Lead by example and be responsible for our actions:
As a leader, we do what we expect of others, and we take responsibility for our words and actions.
We are in this together. We won't ask you to do anything that we would not be willing to do ourselves.
If you see something, say something:
When you notice areas that can be improved, sound it out to the relevant person.
When something is not ideal, we may be tempted to try to solve it ourselves. However, there would be a person responsible for it that is a subject matter expert, who knows the background and current situation and is best suited to deal with it. Of course, feel free to assist him or her if requested.
Think from all angles and dive deep:
Stay connected to the details, invent new solutions, consider different perspectives, be curious, be skeptical to challenge and surpass the current limitations.
As the law of the instrument states, if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Understand the problem at hand rather than the issues on the surface. Approach situations with an open mind and new solutions may emerge.
Be part of the solution, not the problem:
Be positive and take ownership in solving the problems that we face.
Communicate clearly and completely, not merely stating the problems and the current state, but describe the future such that people can see where you’ve been, where you are now and where you are going.
Move fast, even if it means breaking something
As innovators, we think critically and take calculated risks. Rapid iterations enable us to learn from our mistakes and progress quickly.
We do not live in a world of perfect information, in fact most of the time it is far from that. Do not recklessly blunder into things, but do not be paralysed into indecision or procrastinate until the opportunity has passed.
Keep calm and be courageous in the face of adversities:
As big challenges come your way, analyse the issue at-hand and be bold in taking steps to overcome them.
We live in a dynamic environment with highly complex challenges that we are trying to solve, which makes resolving it worthwhile. When faced with adversity, fret not, review available information and develop a strategy to deal with them. Trust in your instincts and be agile to adapt to the situation, the team will back you up.