The agrotech and fintech platform unites the top Russian farming industry network, sophisticated farm management software, and marketplace for agricultural inputs, amplified by disruptive financial services.

To launch an online ecosystem that provides:

  • An information and networking resource/social blog for sharing experience and expertise in the field of agriculture.
  • A marketplace for farming products and services.
  • Disruptive fintech services for farmers, input distributors, input vendors, grain traders, and producers.
  • Farm resource planning and production management software.
  • Employee search.
  • A transparent blockchain-based rating agency for agricultural market participants.
  • Financial advice from banking professionals.

To design a mobile application for Android and iOS platforms where industry professionals exchange expertise and support each other.

To create a farm management platform for growers, including the HQ software, mobile applications for agronomists, and software for third-party contractors, consultants, input suppliers support staff.

Project Facts

Investment Round With Valuation of $2 mil
$2 mil budget
Team of 50 including 20 developers
time to market of 2 years


The backend of the project is written on Java
Database: Postgresql
User interfaces: on React.js and native iOS and Android mobile applications
Blockchain: are redesigned fork of Stellar
The code versioning is monitored by Git


Cortex. Direct.Farm features
  • Agricultural Research
  • Agricultural Consulting
  • Experience Exchange Plaform
  • Blockchain Reputation Ratings
  • Agricultural Audit Platform
  • Commodities Trade platform
  • HR platform for Agricultural industry
  • Professional Services Echange
  • Web version
  • Mobile applications for Android and iOS
  • Social network/Blog



Direct.Farm is the number 1 online business platform for farmers in Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. Currently, it is the largest network of agricultural technology in Russia. Agronomists, livestock breeders, and managers from 74 Russian terriories and 5 neighboring countries exchange expertise, purchase inputs, and manage their farms using Direct.Farm. 17 000 have joined the platform, and more than 30 000 follow it on social media as of August 2021.

Vmeste.Direct.Farm - a mobile application available for download on Google Play and App Stores. Already used by more than 15000 industry professionals.

Direct.Farm Development Timeline

Idea (4Q 2017)

  • Our project managers met with the customer to get a clear idea of what they wanted to achieve.
Proof of

(4Q 2017-2Q 2018)

  • We figured out the correct technology stack and the timeframe for the project.
  • Appropriate recommendations were made. Project costs calculated.
  • The brand identity was developed by our designers.
  • Direct Farm was registered as their legal trade name.
  • A team of 15 developers assembled.
  • First working prototypes of web and mobile versions of Direct.Farm for Android and iOS platforms with basic functionality developed and released.

(3Q 2018 - 1Q 2019)

  • First Direct.Farm first fully functional web version released that included a social blog and marketplace for goods and services.
  • A blockchain-based rating agency added to the platform.
  • Direct.Farm mobile application fully functional.
  • Synchronization of all platforms and final tests conducted.
  • Vmeste.Direct.Farm mobile application developed, tested and released.

(1Q 2019 - 2Q 2019)

  • Project documentation with the technical specs prepared as per the request of the client during the investment round.
  • Legal aspects of the project finalized.
  • Investment round conducted with our participation. 30% of the company shares successfully sold to the new investor. Project valued at 3 million USD.
  • The project continues as the client requested an additional platform to be developed.
  • Development of Audit.Direct.Farm commences.

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