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Grow what you want, where you want.

At Trella Technologies, we create energy-efficient and globally-scalable solutions to problems unique to the indoor farming industry. We're diversifying the types of plants that can be grown indoors with sustainable, automated plant-training robotics.

This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.
Trella Technologies

$363,401.06 Raised


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We’re solving a “billion-person” problem, with the global capacity to impact the booming indoor farming and cannabis industries. Both industries are considered to be essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has demonstrated the world’s immense need for automation and sustainable practices in the production of food and medicine. [1]

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Our innovative tech is the first of its kind. That's why we partnered with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, one of the top intellectual property law firms in the US.

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We have a dynamic and passionate team with vast experience. We're flexible, creative and working within our niche!


173 Clay Pond Rd.
Bourne, MA 02532

At Trella Technologies, we create energy-efficient and globally-scalable solutions to problems unique to the indoor farming industry. We're diversifying the types of plants that can be grown indoors with sustainable, automated plant-training robotics.


Aja N. Atwood
Aja N. Atwood
CEO & Co-founder

Aja is an entrepreneur, team-leader, and cannabis advocate with over 15 years of experience in the engineering industry. She is a mechanical engineer and graduated cum laude from Northeastern University. She cut her teeth professionally as an engineering consultant and specialist, working in natural catastrophe risk engineering, and by 2011 started her first entrepreneurial businesses. Ms. Atwood is also a founding member of ELEVATE NE, an organization created to support the New England cannabis industry's need for education, advocacy and networking in a professional and inviting atmosphere. She's also a proud supporter of EforAll (Entrepreneurship for All), the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council (MRCC) and the Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN).

Andres Chamorro III
Andres Chamorro III
VP of Engineering & Co-Founder

"Dre" has more than 15 years of experience engineering a variety of devices, primarily for the medical industry. He currently has 39 patents pending, including 24 issued patents. A seasoned manager, he led in-house engineering teams, design firms, and consultants through the process of problem identification, solution design, proof of concept, product manufacturing, and introduction to market. Dre was part of the founding team at Cambridge Endoscopic Devices, Inc. where he developed 29 products the company successfully brought to market. He attended Northeastern University's Mechanical Engineering Technology program.

Beth Waterfall

Beth Waterfall

Advisor, Public Relations

Beth applies her sophisticated marketing expertise, leadership and extensive cannabis industry network to help Trella Technologies execute timely, relevant and informative marketing activities including content marketing, public relations and event management.

Angela Pitter

Angela Pitter

Advisor, Digital Marketing

Angela Pitter is CEO of LiveWire Collaborative. She is a digital marketing strategist known for building comprehensive solutions that expand and strengthen customer engagements. Incorporating her project management expertise, she provides clients a "roadmap" to address the areas that are weak, improve those that are good, create new opportunities and to chart a course to expand your digital footprint and brand. As a professional speaker, she was recently featured on Chronicle’s, WCVB TV social media segment. Additionally, Angela brings over 20 years of experience in high-tech leading global teams and products to the market. She holds an M.S. in Administration and B.S. in Computer Engineering.

Green Lion Partners

Green Lion Partners

Advisors, Cannabis Industry

Green Lion Partners elevates the cannabis industry and its public perception. We do so as entrepreneurs via two of our own companies, LeafList, Dip Devices and Natural Order Supply, and a portfolio of investments and advisements.

Nina Hrebenko

Nina Hrebenko

Operations Manager

Nina is an operations professional serving small business owners in the cannabis, technology and herbalism sectors. With six years of experience in higher and continuing education management, Nina’s focus is on strategy development, project management, community engagement management, and customer relations management. She supports Trella with organizational and project management, process improvement, strategic goal tracking, and partnership management. She has a BA and MA in Linguistics from Boston University.

Jeff Benning

Jeff Benning

Lead Engineer

Jeff Benning is the Lead Engineer and founder of Designhawk Innovations. He plays a crucial role on the engineering design team for the TrellaGro LST product. Jeff began his career working in automotive shops and machine shops before pursuing a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After graduating, he began designing robotics and automated machinery for factories in Chicago. He then started Designhawk Innovations where he helps tech companies design and build their products. He is passionate about working on smart technology and promoting the use of automation.

Jennifer Linnane

Jennifer Linnane

Industrial Design & UX Consultant

Jen is self-employed senior design professional with a wealth of industrial design, user experience and GUI development experience in medical, consumer and industrial markets. She incorporates a user-centered design approach to develop thoughtful, compelling and relevant design solutions for her clients. Jen partners with clients and groups to develop appropriate solutions to define the right problem to solve, create a compelling design and user experience, and ensure translation and delivery of that intent to the user. To realize a solution that delights a user, makes your client smile, and makes a difference is what it's all about.

Matt Waddell

Matt Waddell

Project Design Engineer

Matt is a mechanical engineer with 11 years of experience building a diverse background including; large semiconductor FAB construction project management, world class rally car design engineering, superconductor manufacturing tool design, engineering consulting, and extensive experience as the primary client facing engineering representative serving many fortune 500 clients

Andrew Keener

Andrew Keener

Software Engineer

Andrew Keener is a Software Engineer specializing in Product Design and Development of IoT devices. He has worked in the field for the last 7 years and helped multiple startups along the way. His company: Keen Software Solutions develops custom hardware and software to meet clients needs.


Trella Technologies
Mar 1, 2021
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Trella Technologies LLC

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173 Clay Pond Rd., Bourne, MA 02532

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What is a Convertible Note?

A convertible note offers you the right to receive Class B Units in Trella Technologies LLC. The amount of Class B Units you will receive in the future will be determined at the next equity round in which the Company raises at least $4,070,000.00 in a qualified equity financing. The highest conversion price per security is set based on a $30,000,000.00  Valuation Cap or if less, then you will receive a 20.0% discount on the price the new investors are paying.  You also receive 10.0% interest per year added to your investment.  When the maturity date is reached, if the note has not converted then you are entitled to receive Class B Units equal to your investment and interest back at a price per security determined by dividing the Valuation Cap by the aggregate number of outstanding equity securities of the Company as of immediately prior (on a fully diluted basis).

*Annual Interest Rate subject to adjustment of 10% bonus for StartEngine shareholders. See 10% Bonus below

We are seeking to raise a minimum of $10,000 (initial target amount) for fundraising marketing to continue the raise to $107,000. If we reach our offering maximum, we are contemplating increasing the offering maximum to $1,070,000 through Regulation Crowdfunding.


$1,000+ Investment

Receive a Trella Technologies sweatshirt or vest, your pick!


$5,000+ Investment

You will be invited to visit our research lab in Massachusetts and to meet Team Trella.

(Transportation and accommodation not included).

$25,000+ Investment

You will receive a personal invite to a dinner with the founders of Trella Technologies as well as a tour of the research lab in Massachusetts.  

Location and time need to be mutually agreed on (Transportation and accommodation not included).

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

StartEngine shareholders bonus

Trella Technologies LLC will offer 10% additional bonus interest for all investments that are committed, within 24 hours of this offering going live, by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders who invested over $1,000 in the StartEngine Reg A offering which closed earlier this year.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% increase in the annual interest rate on Convertible Promissory Notes in this Offering if they invest within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date. For example, if invest in the first 24 hours, your annual interest rate will be 11% instead of 10%.   

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments; Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative


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The Cannabis Debate discusses marijuana’s past, future

Aja N. Atwood, CEO and Co-Founder of Trella Technologies, LLC, addresses the audience at the Cannabis Debate hosted by the ExCollege in the Distler Performance Hall on March 29.

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Cannabis Innovators: Aja N. Atwood

When Mashpee’s Aja N. Atwood struggled to grow tall cannabis plants in her basement, she did what any mechanical engineer would do: She researched the problem and devised a plan to create a solution.

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Women in Cannabis: These 9 Women Are Stirring the Pot in Massachusetts

As the retail cannabis industry looks to reach a billion dollars by 2020, it is inevitably attracting top talent — with a lot of diversity. As we look to track the fledgling industry, here are nine women who are stirring the pot in Massachusetts.

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Breaking The Grass Ceiling: Eight Women Who Are Ruling Cannabis

Aja Atwood, co-founder of Trella Technologies, combined her interest in cannabis with her background in mechanical engineering when she helped launched the company. With its clever design, Trella’s space-efficient and automated setup is the perfect solution for growing tall plants in small spaces...

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Jay talks with Aja Atwood from Trella Technologies- a company that provides technical and innovative solutions to make indoor and urban farming a sustainable, long-lasting industry.



Perks and Plant Training

Perks and Plant Training

End of offer: Thanks to all of our investors and supporters!

Now that our offering is over, we're getting ready for perk distribution!

Please stand-by for an email from Team Trella as we need to confirm sizing and shipping addresses for those getting Trella Gear! We're waiting for the final investor list so that we can order in bulk, so please standby for communication from us by the week of March 1st.

In the meanwhile, if you're a cultivator of any type, residential or commercial, you may enjoy our latest publication shown below.

Guide to Plant and Cannabis Maintenance

Click here or the image below for potent resources and the best practices on how to improve your plant growth.


A few thoughts on what's next...only hours left!


A few thoughts on what's next from Aja our CEO


Hear it from Dre, and the final countdown...

Hear it from Dre during the final countdown...

A couple of videos for your enjoyment as we approach the last days of our offering.

The FAQ Series continues...


It's Official! ....U.S. Patent No. 10,918,022 Awarded!

Trella Technologies Awarded Patent for 

Automated Horizontal Plant Training Technology

African-American-owned sustainable technology innovator celebrates first patent milestone


BOSTON, MA – February 4, 2021 – Trella Technologies, Inc. a Massachusetts-based innovator of energy-efficient and globally-scalable solutions to problems unique to the indoor farming industry, announced today that it was awarded its first patent for its system and method for automated horizontal plant training. U.S. Patent No. 10,918,022 both validates and strengthens Trella’s position as an industry-leading innovator of solutions for the indoor and freight farming industries of the future.

The company’s patented technology, the TrellaGro LST™, uses environmentally sustainable, automated plant-training robotics to gently train tall plants and trees to grow horizontally while monitoring environmental inputs:

•    Automated, low-stress training eliminates hours of tying, pruning, and monitoring

•    Each model is equipped with temperature, humidity, and CO2 sensors for connection with the TrellaGro LST™ app

•    Increased canopy and shorter vegetation time mean larger and more frequent harvests 

•    Units can be stacked to make the most of tight, indoor spaces

Since filing its patent application in April 2018, Trella remained lean and focused on efficiencies to refine two versions of the TrellaGro LST: The more compact TrellaGro LST™ Model 4 for home growers and professional cultivators looking to maximize yield in limited indoor space, and the larger TrellaGro LST™ Model 6, which is best suited for “mother plants”, larger grow rooms or stacked arrangements.

“As we celebrate this milestone for Trella Technologies, we share our joy with other entrepreneurs for whom intellectual property protection can be particularly costly and cumbersome,” said Aja N. Atwood, CEO and cofounder, Trella Technologies. “We are without words to describe the gratitude we have for the support and patience of our team, our investors, growers, and the indoor farming community as we’ve completed this process.”

To place orders or to become an investor in Trella Technologies, visit


With the goal to disrupt the status quo in traditional indoor farming, Trella Technologies creates innovative technologies to support an environmentally sustainable, global farming community. The company’s flagship technology, the TrellaGro LST™ marks the first step to diversifying what can be grown bountifully and sustainably in small, controlled environments. Visit to learn more about Trella’s innovations to help indoor farmers grow what they want, where they want… with less energy output.


FAQ Video Series - Why Not Just Do it by Hand?

Why not just do it by hand? 🤔 Trella Tech's Q&A Series

Trella's FAQ Series Continues...

We get this question all the time: Why not just do it by hand? Check out the below video for our response:


Yes, we’re solving a billion-person problem. We need to diversify the types of plants we can grow indoors, we can't just live off of micro-greens and herbs, we need ALL types of plants indoors including TREES! Now is the time to invest in the future you want! 



Notice of Funds Disbursement

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As you might know, Trella Technologies has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Trella Technologies be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.

This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.

Thanks for funding the future.



An update on our Intellectual Property!

We have some wonderful news to share with our investors and supporters! 

We couldn't have gotten this far without you!

Until now, our automated grow technology has been praised by growers and industry experts as the future of indoor farming. With this patent, the future becomes now! We are officially recognized as the pioneers of a growing solution that will have a unique and lasting impact on sustainable indoor farming. We have crafted our place in the history of technological innovation. 

None of this would have been possible if it weren't for our investors and supporters believing in us. You have literally afforded us the freedom to pursue what is needed to protect our innovation and to move forward with pride and confidence.

This is a big step as we explore growing different plants, trees, and produce. It is also a great time for new investors to check us out and get in on the action!

 Click here or below to join Aja as she celebrates this huge milestone for Team Trella and gives props to all of you who helped make it happen:


Notice of Material Change in Offering

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Trella Technologies offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:

Trella Technologies is extending their campaign by 30 days.

When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.


The US Patent and Trade Office says....🤔😮

🔥Trella Tech's Patent is Allowed!🔥

A major milestone accomplished in 2020!

Trella Technologies, a Massachusetts-based innovator of energy-efficient and globally-scalable solutions to problems unique to the indoor farming industry, received notice that its application for a patent relating to its system and method for automated plant training has been allowed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). An official USPTO patent number is on its way and will be issued during the first quarter of this year! 

According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), “an ‘allowed’ nonprovisional application… is one which has been examined and determined to meet all statutory requirements, and in which a notice of allowance (see below) has been sent to the applicant." 

“Intellectual property protection is important for all innovators, and especially for black female entrepreneurs who have traditionally seen their innovations exploited,” said Aja N. Atwood, CEO, and cofounder, Trella Technologies. “As a black woman, I’m very proud to say we are stoked to receive our first patent for an innovative technology that will change the indoor farming industry.”


Notice of Funds Disbursement

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As you might know, Trella Technologies has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Trella Technologies be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.

This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.

Thanks for funding the future.





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