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We are a unique team of seasoned entrepreneurs, farm & ranch operators, software and machine vision technologists, and farm equipment innovators. We see in agriculture a huge market with a large opportunity for improved production technology.

In TerraClear we get to combine our passion for agriculture with our experience in advanced technology.
We get to work with our family and friends, bound together by a shared passion and history in successful farms and companies.

Brent Frei
CEO & President
Vivek Nayak
Product Management
Mike Racine
Koos du Preez
Elios Valmonte
Ben Moned
Design Product
Dwight McMaster
Jack of All Trades
Another Guy
He Also Rocks
Elios Valmonte
Ben Moned
Design Product

How we started

After stepping aside from the day-to-day operations of Smartsheet, Brent Frei returned to his hometown farming community of Grangeville, ID. He was quickly put to work picking rock from fallow fields in the prairie’s summer heat. Reminded of the human toll of rock picking, Brent set out to design a solution to this age-old problem by founding his fourth company, TerraClear. 

Prior to TerraClear, Brent founded Onyx Software, Smartsheet, and HarvestWest farmland investment fund. He took both Onyx Software and Smartsheet from inception to IPO, and market capitalizations in excess of $1B, while HarvestWest manages more than 13,000 acres. Drawing on this deep network in the technology sector, Brent assembled a team to officially found TerraClear in December 2017. 

The team has since expanded into a dynamic group with deep experience in software, hardware, machine learning, product development, leadership, and most importantly farming. TerraClear has grown quickly, raising $13M from investors including Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group. Now with offices and workshops in Bellevue, WA, and Grangeville, ID, TerraClear continues to integrate advanced technologies towards solving real-world problems.


We are a close-knit team with diverse backgrounds and are persistent, collaborative, and creative problem solvers who love coming to work every day. If you like getting your hands dirty and bringing world-class technology to farmers, please reach out to us.

Robotics Systems Engineer

AI and Machine Vision Software Research Engineer