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Veles Farming is a vertical farming start-up from the heart of Europe. We are focusing on developing templates and technology for unlocking the new phase of vertical farming through research and crop development.
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Our products
Since ancient times, saffron has been the most valuable spice on planet Earth. Mainly used due to its beautiful vibrant colour and exceptional flavour. Our products consist only saffron of the highest grade (1), in both powdered and threat forms. We aim at the best quality and safety of our products with ISO 3632 certification.

The reason for the high price of saffron is the large amount of manual labour that's needed during harvesting, restriction of cultivation due to ecological conditions, and unrepeatable taste and aroma.
Saffron classification
Quality of saffron is mainly dependent on 3 organic compounds
Pirocrocin (taste)
- The chemical responsible for the unique bitter taste of saffron which cannot be replicated.
- Chemical formula C16 H26 O7


Crocin (color)
- The chemical creating colour strength in saffron easily dissolves in water, and it's one of the main parameters determining the quality.
- Chemical formula C44 H64 O24


Safranal (smell)
- The chemical responsible for the pleasant strong aromatic smell, the aroma results from some volatile and special essential oils.
- Chemical formula C10 H14 O
Use of saffron
Food Industry
Saffron is used as a spice and fragrance of food. It can be used as a natural additive instead of a synthetic one for colour and taste. Mainly used in cooking, confectionery, dairy, and beverages.
Cosmetics
In the beauty industry, saffron has been used as a substitute for various ingredients in many skin care products, because of its various positive effects on the skin due to antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Pharmaceutics
Sativus has widespread use in herbal medicine due to its various properties and compounds. Used for treatments of insomnia, gum pain, nerve pain, and blood pressure or as an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, stimulant, antispasmodic, analgesic, against Alzheimer's, lowering cholesterol.
Textile Industry
In the textile industry saffron is used as a natural dye around the world due to consumer safety and its lack of negative effects on body health. Used in expensive fabrics or valuable fibres in many industries as a colour-building agent.
About us
Shaping the future of agriculture.
The mission is to grow the best quality saffron resourcefully with keeping the environmental impact to a minimum. This can be achieved through crop and technology stack development and research. Our vision is to develop a set of templates that can be replicated all over the world, these templates can be then transferred to other crops and industries ex. Animal feed, mushrooms, medical herbs, cereals …
Team
Miroslav Hronček
Co-Founder | CEO
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Viktor Kulcsár
Co-Founder | COO
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Peter Majerčík
Front-End Development
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Dr. Ardallan Ghilavizadeh
Saffron Specialist
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Martin Poledna
Investor | Sales
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Milan Fila
Advisor | Business Development
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Achievements
EIT Challenge Labs 2021
EIT Food Challenge Labs are designed to tackle the big problems faced by the agri-food sector. Challenge Labs builds also capacity among the participants to develop entrepreneurial skills.
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GTL Regional Competition 2022
To help unleash the untapped potential for growth and social inclusion that lies in green entrepreneurship, the GTL initiative accompanies existing incubators, accelerators and other support organisations in 4 European regions.
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Start-up of the Month 2022
As part of the GTL journey, green business ideas are developed. Every month GTL chooses a sustainability-oriented start-up from Greece, Spain and Slovakia to be named the start-up of the month.
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Our friendly team would love to hear from you!
Contact us with any questions or business inquiries :)
info@velesfarming.com
+421 904 420 724
Železničná 34
900 41 Rovinka, Slovensko
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