WHY AGTECH AND WHY NOW?
The Midwest was missing a leading Ag-Tech seed fund.
Ag-Tech is a nascent and dramatically underfunded segment.
The ag and food system is undergoing a profound transformation. We must adapt and innovate.
The typical tech-first approach of venture capital doesn’t match the customer-first realities in Agriculture.
CHANGING CONSUMER PREFERENCES
IMPROVE FOOD TRANSPARENCY
SUSTAINABILITY, REGENERATION AND IMPACT
PREPARE FOR POPULATION INCREASE
BETTER SUPPLY CHAIN
We’ve assembled an incredibly robust network – that we’re calling The Bench – of agriculture producers (including next generation farmers), agribusinesses, founders, managers, networkers, and mentors, to not only help us validate problems and opportunities within Ag-Tech, but to also serve as advisors, coaches, and first-customers for our portfolio companies.
We’re proud that our fund is backed almost exclusively by agriculture producers and agribusiness. This will foster our approach of understanding and backing founders solving real problems with real solutions for Midwest agriculture.