Ceres, Inc.

Ceres, Inc.

Ceres, Inc.

Date Founded



4001 Lexington Avenue North,Arden Hills, MN 55126

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Employees (Worldwide)



Agriculture & Mills

Company Description

Ceres, Inc. develops and markets seeds and traits to produce crops for feed, forages, sugar and other markets. It uses a combination of plant breeding, biotechnology and bioinformatics to develop seed products and biotechnology traits. The company was founded by Walter De Logi, Richard William Hamilton and Robert B. Goldberg in 1996 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA.

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Ceres, Inc. issued USD Units Consisting of Common Stock and Warrants

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Ceres, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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