Andrew Shearer


Andrew Shearer 
CEO and Founder, Farmshelf


Sustainable Materials from Prototype to Scale

Farmshelf makes it possible to grow food where you live, work, and eat by providing the hardware and expertise. Farmshelf systems use our proprietary plant pod. From prototyping to scale, sustainability has been at the forefront of our mind - going from 3D printed parts all the way to injection molding.

About Andrew Shearer

Andrew Shearer founded Farmshelf in early 2016 in a garage in San Francisco before moving the company to Brooklyn for a startup accelerator called Urban-X, a joint venture between BMW/ Mini Cooper and Hax/SOSV, focused on solving city scale problems. Prior to starting Farmshelf, he worked in advertising tech (Pinterest + Twitter), leveraged finance (Wells Fargo), and the food exporting industry (cherry exporting). He considers himself a maker and a hacker thanks to a proficiency in digital fabrication techniques honed from building a variety of items including a custom snow ski press and collapsable rock wall.


Don’t just take our word for it

I strongly recommend Innovation Takes Root. It's a good opportunity to understand and see what happens in this area of biopolymers. It's an international event and not just on PLA. I think it's well done, well-managed, and well-organized. It was a good investment for me.
Marco Garilli

Innovation Expert - Polymers, Electrolux

I'd definitely come back (to ITR) and recommend it. I think many different industries could learn something from a conference like this - it really is focused on the next level of sustainability.
Maddie Guillory

Vice President, Titan Robotics

It has been a wonderful event; very well organized. I especially appreciate the scheduling of activities, the alternation of speeches, and time to network, which has been one of the key successes from my point of view. We also felt very supported by your team; we had the feeling you believe in what Flo is doing and, for us, that's very important.
Tazio Zerbini

Operations Director, Flo S.p.A.