Shortlist Judge

Ryan Hooks


Ryan Hooks has worked on hundreds of projects in NYC/LA/Amsterdam/Switzerland the past 13 years. His motion graphics background allowed him to collaborate with a variety of creatives and businesses on forward thinking projects. The past 5 years he has been working at the intersection of horticulture and thermal AI and currently lives in Brooklyn.


Raised $2.4mil to "Understand Plants via Augmented Reality".

Traveled to 35 countries in 2 years presenting Plant Vision, spoke at conferences from Nvidia GTC in Munich to the Ministry of Agriculture in Japan. Met many of my hero's and learned from the top plant scientists in the world.

Raised $700k for to created thermal AI to help grow plants more efficiently and breed more effectively. 13 years of work.