22 June 2023 TB Members Calling


TB Members Calling #68 | Evgeny Savin: “Do not wait for things to be handed to you, go out there and grab what you want”

22 June 2023 TB Members Calling

Evgeny Savin (1991), Ph.D. in Elementary Particle Physics and experienced Product Manager, has taken on the role of co-founder and director at AgTech startup Green Growth, a real-time yield mapping platform. Based in Latvia and now expanding in the Spanish market from the Pier01 coworking space, this software and hardware solution consists of a set of sensors and a web application that display essential data during the harvesting process.

“I have a strong passion for technology, particularly hardware, which has the power to revolutionize our lives.”

TB: What is the purpose of your project?

ES: Our project aims to remove technological barriers for farmers, enabling them to achieve greater sustainability and economic efficiency through data analytics.


TB: A good idea you have had.

ES: Let’s make sure we never do anything boring again.


TB: A bad professional experience.

ES: I believe that every up and down I have faced has ultimately contributed to my personal growth.


TB: The best advice you’ve ever been given.

ES: Do not wait for things to be handed to you. Go out there and grab what you want.


TB: A professional reference that inspires you.

ES: One professional reference that inspires me is theoretical physicist Richard Feynman. He once said: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool”.


TB: A technology that will shape the future.

ES: Augmented Reality combined with Artificial Intelligence in wearable devices.


TB: What are you worried about?

ES: When you truly focus on something, concerns are fuzzy.


TB: A startup.

ES: Humane – an AI-powered wearable assistant, also known as the “new iPhone”.


TB: A book to recommend.

ES: “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” (Richard Feynman’s biography)


TB: A series, film or song that defines your moment in life.

ES: Silicon Valley TV series. It’s a classic!


TB: A recipe, a meal, a restaurant.

ES: Nothing beats the simple pleasure of enjoying a delicious combination of coffee and waffles.


TB: A city, a journey.

ES: I love Barcelona, but I’m amazed by big cities. New York has always astonished me. I once traveled across Europe in a car within three weeks, which was an incredible journey.


TB: Where would you invest 100k?

ES: I would invest in ten early-stage AI and VR startups.


TB: And a million euros?

ES: In a deep tech venture fund.


TB: If you weren’t an entrepreneur…

ES: Life would be boring.


TB: What is Tech Barcelona for you?

ES: The best way to be a part of the local tech and VC community.