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Feed the world through sustainable fish production

About 70 percent of the world is covered by the ocean. The ocean, however, only produces five percent of the world’s protein. Meeting the world’s growing demand for protein requires smarter data-driven farming and decision making. Aquabyte’s culture combines the best of Silicon Valley with the foremost expertise from the global aquaculture industry – starting with Norway.

Our founder, Bryton Shang, started Aquabyte with a simple ML-based camera in a San Francisco bathtub. Today, Aquabyte is a global leader with advanced technology that makes everyday life easier for fish farmers. We provide technology that enables fish farmers to meet the demands of radically better fish farming.

Our customers see us as a partner, not just another tool

Aquabyte has developed a unique all in one platform and solved global distribution within a self-service model. The platform provides fish farmers with critical value, and delivers at the intersection of computer vision, machine learning, edge processing, and fish biology.

Smarter data-driven farming decisions

We enable better fish welfare and contribute to producing healthy fish faster at lower cost, higher efficiency, and with higher sustainability. This is enabled by automatic lice counting, labor savings, less fish stress, better welfare scoring, and biomass control.

All in one platform

For the user, the system is simple. The system consists of a single installation in each cage, combining a camera and equipment package, a cloud-based machine learning solution for image analysis, and analysis tools and decision making through a web portal (all-in-one solution).

Milestones

June 2017

First prototype in San Francisco bathtub

October 2017

Opening of the Bergen, Norway office

December 2017

Aquabyte raises first VC investment

May 2018

First customer deployment

November 2018

Founder and CEO Bryton Shang recognized on Forbes 30 Under 30 list

March 2019

First trout deployment

June 2019

Now Go Build TV episode with Aquabyte and Amazon CTO

August 2019

Opening of the Puerto Montt, Chile office

October 2020

First Aquaculture AI webinar

November 2020

Aquabyte automatic lice counting dispensation approved by Norwegian Food Safety Authority

August 2021

Aquabyte counts 250,000,000th fish

February 2022

Aquabyte team reaches 50 people

Come join our unique journey

Aquabyte is on a mission to revolutionize the sustainability and efficiency of aquaculture. It is an audacious and incredibly rewarding mission. By making fish farming cheaper and more viable than livestock production, we aim to mitigate one of the biggest causes of climate change and help prepare our planet for impending population growth. Aquaculture is the single fastest growing food-production sector in the world, and now is the time to define how technology is used to harvest the sea for generations to come.

We are currently focused on helping global salmon farmers better understand their fish populations and make environmentally-sound decisions. Through custom underwater cameras, computer vision, and machine learning we are able to quantify fish weights, detect sea lice infestations, and generate optimal feeding plans in real time. Our product operates at three levels: on-site hardware for image capture, cloud pipelines for data processing, and a user-facing web application. As a result, there are hundreds of moving pieces and no shortage of fascinating challenges across all levels of the stack.

Above all, Aquabyte is a customer-driven company. Our product development is dictated by the needs of fish farmers and we prioritize customer delight in everything we do. We are committed to build a global, collaborative team that creates value far beyond Silicon Valley.

Come join us. See available roles or send us your resume at jobs@aquabyte.ai

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