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We Make Benchmark

Our co-founders have more than 15 years working with land surface flux measurements, terrestrial water budgets, soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer scheme modeling, hydro-informatics, atmospheric sciences, machine learning and commercial agriculture.

Christopher Lund

Christopher Lund


VP of Ag Products, ClimateAI

VP of Growth, Arable Labs

Senior Ag IoT Solutions Architect, Verizon

Director & Senior Research Scientist, Decagon Devices

Research Scientist, NASA Ames SIMS Program

Ph.D. Stanford University, Biological Sciences

Carlos Gaitan

Carlos Gaitan

CEO & Co-Founder

Elected Member AI Committee, American Meteorological Society

Co-Founder & Chief Climate Scientist, ClimateAI, Inc.

VP of ML & Weather Forecasting, Arable Labs

Research Scientist, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) Princeton

Postdoctoral Researcher, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) Princeton

Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Atmospheric Science

Ulrik Soderstrom

Ulrik Soderstrom

Chief Strategy Officer

Chief Executive Officer, Leerly

President, McKinsey & Company Alumni Founders Community

Engagement Manager, Voyance Group

Senior Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company

Data Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Researcher, Geomorphology labs at University of Rochester & Cornell

M.S. University of Rochester, Data Science

Oderah Ahiligwo

Oderah Ahiligwo

Business Development Analyst

Market Research Analyst, Benchmark Labs Inc.

Economic Research Assistant, University of San Diego

Master of Science – Finance, University of San Diego

Bachelor of Arts – Economics, University of San Diego

Why Benchmark

Intelligent Insights

Created by experts for everyday users. We bring the best available scientific tools and datasets to improve our users’ decision-making process.

Personalized Attention

We provide asset-specific weather forecasts for the agricultural sector and other fixed asset verticals.

Team Work

We operate in an environment defined by collaboration and continuous improvement. Those characteristics are also embedded in our forecasts.


Modern weather models produce forecasts for grid cells, but not for specific locations within grid cells. As a result, forecasts are often inaccurate and can lead to significant financial losses.


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Benchmark Labs is a certified Climate Leader

Benchmark Labs is committed to offsetting its carbon footprint by supporting the operations of Hernando County Landfill Electric Generation, a relationship empowered by the Aclymate team.

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