Perennial named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

Perennial, a leading measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) platform for soil-based carbon removal, was named to Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 Class of 2023, recognizing young leaders that are turning to entrepreneurship to solve the world’s biggest problems. Brown engineering alumni Jack Roswell ’21 and Oleksiy (Alex) Zhuk ’21, with David Schurman ’20 (computer science) were among the honorees in the social impact category, landing on the list for their 2018 startup that fuses machine learning, ground observations, and remote sensing to map historical, present, and future soil carbon and land-based emissions at continent-level scales.

Forbes’ Under 30 Class of 2023 features honorees in 20 different categories, including: social impact, science, art and style, media, entertainment, social media, sports, healthcare, energy, enterprise tech, consumer tech, music, finance, food and drink, manufacturing and industry, venture capital, marketing and advertising, retail and e-commerce, games, and education. The trio joins Brown biomedical engineering Ph.D. candidate Cel Welch, who is also among the 2023 honorees.

In hopes to unlock soil as the world's largest carbon sink, Roswell, Zhuk and Schurman founded their Boulder, Colorado-based company that uses artificial intelligence and remote sensing to help farmers optimize and monetize a switch to regenerative agriculture practices. To date, the company has raised $25 million dollars from top climate, food and technology investors including Microsoft. It's been used on hundreds of thousands of acres in the U.S. and Australia with A-list customers including the World Bank. 

Perennial’s Soil-Based Carbon Removal Verification Platform was recently featured among Time Magazine's Best Inventions Of 2022. Time annually features 200 extraordinary innovations that are life-changing.