The agtech entrepreneurship and investment community, which is largely located in urban areas and focused on valuations and lines of code, is too disconnected from the agricultural industry it's trying to disrupt.
Our mission is to connect the agtech and agriculture communities by digging in to the "so what" of agtech. We demystify emerging technologies, explore the implications of increased venture funding for agtech startups, and talk to leading academics and on-farm innovators about the future of the sector.
Zack Armen, formerly a senior associate at venture development firm Flagship Pioneering, is currently Director of Business Development at Incredible Foods. In this episode Zack talks about Flagship's unique model for commercialization, the intersection of foodtech an agriculture, and how VCs look at agtech.
Welcome to season two of the Bushtech Podcast! We kick off this season with a serial entrepreneur, Matthew Pryor, who is one of very few agtech founders with a successful exit.
Airlie Trescowthick, Founder of Farm Table, shares her journey into agtech, her passion for helping farmers, and what it's like to launch a product before it's ready.
Nick Addison, CTO of AgriDigital, gives us a lesson in blockchain 101 and the "so what" for agriculture.
In this episode, Sam Trethewey, General Manager of SproutX, digs in to the agtech landscape in Australia, how farmers can get involved, and low hanging fruit of innovation for Agriculture.
In this episode, Kevin Baum, CEO of AgriWebb, shares his hard-earned lessons for creating and selling an agtech product, and building an agtech company.
Professor Salah Sukkarieh, or Dr. Robot, on robots in agriculture and what it means for the future of education, food, regional communities, and the environment.
Olympia Yarger farms maggots. And crickets. And mealworms. Her company, Goterra, is using technology to create a new and protein-focused farming industry...based on insects!
Phil Morle on the Deep Tech opportunities for agtech, and how Main Sequence Ventures is looking to spend $200M.
Richard Heath on data standards, new research models, and who's solving Australia's connectivity challenges.