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.
Tony Holt, Partner at Square Peg Capital, is now an agtech investor after announcing that Sydney-based agtech startup AgriDigital joined their portfolio in early 2018. In this episode, recorded at the Sydney AgTech Meetup, Tony discusses this investment and their views on agtech in general.
Bruce Finney is the Executive Director of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation. The CRDC invests in research, development and extension to improve productivity and profitability for Australia’s 1250 cotton growers.
Doug Fitch is the CEO of AgWorld, a global farm management platform that provides an integrated and centralized software solution for data collection and decision-making. We talk about data standardisation, global expansion, and investing in your team.
Renée Vassilos is an Ag Economist, who's started her own consultancy to help growth-stage agribusinesses. Last month, Renee and I set out on a ten day, whirlwind trip through the midwest of the U.S. to explore the intersection of ag and agtech. Here's a bit on what we learned.
Chris Sounness is the CEO of Birchip Cropping Group, where he's working to ensure the future productivity and competitiveness of Australian agriculture through digitization and improved ag + agtech engagement.
Trent Loos is a 6th generation rancher from Nebraska and the host of two radio programs where he helps people understand where their food comes from, and the stories of the people who produce it.
Sam Marwood is a social entrepreneur committed to rebuilding regional communities and helping more people realize their dream of becoming a farmer.
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.