The sun is shining over VitalFields. TMT Investments announces it has put in a €100,000 convertible note giving Tallinn-based VitalFields a push into the new year to continue to develop their farm management solution. The company is run by CEO Martin Rand and CTO Vahur Meus.
Some of our readers may remember VitalFields by their old name, WeatherMe, when they participated in the pilot program of Estonia's Startup Wiseguys accelerator starting spring of 2012. As WeatherMe their focus was to provide accurate weather modeling for a certain location for anyone, with some focus on farmers, but as they've fleshed out the product they've moved closer to a comprehensive farm management solution.
Weather news can be of immense value, but with my personal experience with weather applications, I find them a bit difficult to trust. Firstly they aren’t very accurate, and secondly they are more for general areas than specific locations. I guess my complaint is that you can’t really be in control of receiving notifications and alerts based on your specifications. WeatherMe is one weather forecast and alert service that keeps customization at its core.
The startup was launched at the Garage48 Tartu and promises to generate accurate weather model for the users. The service relies on providing users with notifications when the weather in their vicinity reaches a certain condition. These notifications are sent in a time frame of 2-24 hours in advance, giving you ample time to react to changes in the weather. As mentioned, most of us already rely on the existing weather forecasts, but those aren’t short term. With WeatherMe you have that option to be as specific as you want, and to be notified whenever you want.
Last weekend, another 48-hour developing competition was held in Tartu. The Garage48 event saw lots of interesting projects being pitched, planned and completed. Yet again, looking at the summary of the projects - Garage48's attendants showed they have what it takes to become an entrepreneur. Not only are the ideas worthwhile executing, some of them managed to gain traction over the weekend already.