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Aiming to raise NIS 5 Million at NIS 4.00 per share
Saffron Tech Automated Growing Containers
TEL AVIV, Jan. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seedo Corp. (OTC: SEDO) (“Seedo” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide the following business announced today
The Company, through its recently formed Israeli subsidiary, Saffron-Tech Ltd. (“Saffron Tech”), plans to roll out its proof of concept in the coming months. This technology will provide turnkey automated growing containers for high-quality, high-yield saffron all year round. The Company is in advanced stages of developing and testing a fully automated and remotely managed system for growing high-quality, high-yield saffron anywhere and anytime.
The Company’s technology offers a controlled environment based on the Company’s deep knowledge in plant biology. The technology provides optimal conditions for each stage of the plant’s development to reach optimal product quality.
The Company’s proof of concept utilizes the “Grow Next to Consumer” policy and is therefore sustainable and fit the COVID-19 restrictions on transport. It is also environmentally friendly, using economic levels of water, space, fertilizer, and energy. Accounting to the Company’s calculations, we believe that the controlled indoor growing area will produce ten times more yield compared to the same land area using traditional methods. The sealed environment eliminates the need for harmful pesticides and herbicides, producing a clean and safe product that is easy to control from anywhere. The Company’s solution is easily scalable and pre-designed to quickly grow operations.
Saffron is used in many industries, such as the food industry, particularly by famous chefs and Michelin starred restaurants, the natural cosmetics industry and the natural medicine industry and as a dye in the textile industry. Medicinal claims as an anti-depressant, antioxidant, and antiseptic are constantly increasing.
The global saffron market size was valued at more than $1 Billion in 2019 and is anticipated to attain a revenue based CAGR of 7.3% from 2020 to 2027. The market is expected to grow over the next few years on account of demand from the pharmaceutical sector, particularly in countries with rapid population expansion.
Since the incorporation Saffron Tech, Saffron Tech has hired one employee and several consultants to commence the roll out of our proof of concept. Saffron Tech has signed several agreements with Israeli companies, including Growin Ltd (“Growin”) and the Israeli Ministry of Agricultures research organization – The Volcani Center (“Volcani”). Growin is an owner of proprietary systems for indoor agriculture and Saffron Tech has acquired the exclusive right to market, sell and commercialize our product based on the Growin’s hydroponic machines. Volcani will assist Saffron Tech in writing the protocols required to grow saffron in a controlled and automated way, including the use of robotics and AI.
CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTES
During November and December 2020, the Company continued to raise funds to support its operations and received $775,000 from third party investors and convertible promissory notes in respect thereof (“Promissory Notes”). The Promissory Notes bear no interest, are convertible into shares of the Company based on a fixed conversion price of $0.10 per share and mature between 12 and 24 months from the issuance date.
On December 24, 2020, Saffron Tech, the Company’s subsidiary, announced its intention to raise up to 5 million New Israeli Shekels (“NIS”) (approximately $1.6 million) at a pre-money valuation of NIS 20 million (approximately $6.225 million) through the Israeli crowd funding platform – Pipelbiz. Assuming the maximum amount is raised, the Company will own approximately 80% of the Saffron Tech.
The link to the crowd funding platform -> Saffron Tech
Management will disclose relevant information as we progress in our activities and bring the Company current in its filings.
Seedo Corp. (OTC: SEDO), an agritech company, is focusing on its research, development and commercialization of agriculture technology products in the fields of exotic plants and mushrooms.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations and are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that could cause our future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from that expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks relating to our ability to successfully execute a smooth transition of CFO functions as well as our ability to retain and recruit qualified executives; uncertainties related to, and failure to achieve, the potential benefits and success of our senior management team and organizational structure; our ability to successfully compete in the marketplace; our substantial indebtedness, which may limit our ability to incur additional indebtedness, engage in additional transactions or make new investments; compliance, regulatory and litigation matters; other financial and economic risks; and other factors discussed in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, including in the sections captioned "Risk Factors” and “Forward Looking Statements.” Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or other information contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
David Freidenberg, CEO