We bring nature closer to people through technology

Established in 2014 by three Ph.D. students bridging botany and IT, kindwise (formerly FlowerChecker) harnessed both human expertise and machine learning to revolutionize plant identification. As we grow, our focus broadens, evolving our suite of nature-centric APIs.

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Decade of progress

Our journey of AI-powered nature identification

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2013: FlowerChecker app

We began as students with a simple idea: a smartphone app for plant identification. Our first product, FlowerChecker app, connected users with a team of botanists to identify plants from photos.

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2018: plant.id API

Five years into our journey, we embraced machine learning with plant.id API. This service identifies plant species from photos, offering users detailed plant information and representative images, and revolutionizing how we interact with nature.

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2021: plant.health

Three years later, we expanded our focus to plant health. Leveraging machine learning, we now identify plant diseases, pests, and nutrient deficiencies from photos, providing comprehensive health insights and treatment instructions to help plants thrive.

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2022: insect.id

Building on our experience with plant identification and health assessment, we took a leap into the world of entomology a year later. Insect.id API was launched, utilizing AI to identify insects from images, enriching our users' experience and understanding of the enthralling insect kingdom.

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2023: mushroom.id

In 2023, we brought mushrooms into focus with mushroom.id, our high-accuracy, machine learning-powered identification API.
We have also released a new feature for identifying plant varieties and cultivars.

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2024: crop.health

With a broad experience in plant disease detection, our next step was to focus on an area of diseases of crops where correct diagnosis can make a real difference in farmer's life.


Meet kindwise

Ondřej Veselý, kindwise
Ondřej Veselý
cofounder, CEO, ideamaker

Jiří Rihák, PhD., kindwise
Jiří Řihák, PhD.
cofounder, CTO, CFO, ML author

Ondřej Vild, PhD., kindwise
Ondřej Vild, PhD.
cofounder, product manager

Dominika Lauko, kindwise
Dominika Lauko
COO (maternity leave)

Jan Papoušek, PhD., kindwise
Jan Papoušek, PhD.
ML developer

Martin Kovanda, kindwise
Martin Kovanda
junior ML developer

Nela Slezáková, kindwise
Nela Slezáková

Šimon Plhák, kindwise
Šimon Plhák

Vít Brunner, Kindwise
Vít Brunner
software developer

Tereza Juráková, kindwise
Tereza Juráková
product manager

Mária Neoralová, kindwise
Daniela Patriková
customer success manager

Kateřina Havránková
HR generalist

+ more than 10 external colleagues

Work with us

We're always on the lookout for talented individuals who are eager to make a difference. Interested? Check out our open positions.

Prizes & publicity

EIT Climate-KIC

Plant.id Sky supported by EIT Climate-KIC during Climate Challenge

Impact HUB Climate Challenge

Participant and finalist in the Impact Hub Climate Challenge acceleration program

EIT Food 2020

Plant.id Sky as a winner of the EIT Food Innovation Prize 2020. Pitch available on Youtube

AI Awards

Winner of the Idea of the year award in AI Awards competition

Jihomoravské inovační centrum

Proud participant of South Moravian Innovation Centre program

Křišťálová lupa

Finalist in the Křišťálová lupa competition

Got questions?

Contact us

info@kindwise.com - general info and press
- business questions
- online support
Hrnčířská 813/23
Brno 602 00
Czech Republic

Identification number: 03283526
VAT: CZ03283526
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