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AgFunder

AgFunder

An online venture capital platform for investing in agricultural and food technology companies that is based out of San Francisco, California that was founded by Melissa Tilney, Michael Dean, Rob Leclerc in 2013.

AgFunder is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in agrifood technology companies that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2013 by Melissa Tilney , Michael Dean, and Roc Leclerc. The company invests through proprietary funds and invites investors on the platform to co-invest through co-investment funds of Special Purpose Deals on a deal by deal basis.  Notable investments made by AgFunder include: FieldIn, AI Plalette, Tray, IGS, Brightseed, DeHaat, The Yield, Sentera, and ImpactVision. 



AgFunder has over 50,000 members and subscribers on their online venture capital platform. Their investment platform makes seed to series B investments. Companies need to apply for funding by AgFunder, and if AgFunder chooses to invest in them, the company is given an option to raise more capital through AgFunder's online venture capital crowdfunding platform. As a Venture Capital Platform, AgFunder has built an ecosystem of over 50,000 members and subscribers through news, research, and innovation awards.



AgFunder has been featured on Bloomberg Television, TechCrunch, CNN Money, Reuters, CNBC, New York Times, and the Financial Times. 



Timeline

Funded Companies

2 Results
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People

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Adam Hanft

Senior Advisor



Adam Oliver

Advisor



Brad Farquhar

Senior Advisor



Cliff Hinrichs

Investor



Craig Albrecht

Investor



Cyril Grislain

Investor



Diana Moldavsky

Investor



Jared Slosberg

Investor



Jing Sun

Investor



John Denniston

Investment Advisory Committee



John Simon

Senior Advisor



Justin Bruch

Advisory Board Chairman



Lauren Manning

Journalist



Louisa Burwood-T

Employee



Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Head of Media & Research



Manuel Esteban Gonzalez Guzman

Advisor



Manuel Gonzalez

Senior Advisor



Michael Dean

Co-Founder & CIO



Mike Betts

Employee



Pat Vizzone

Senior Advisor



Paul Matteucci

Investment Advisory Committee



Rob Leclerc

Co-Founder & CEO



Rob Millis

Investor



Robin Bot-Miller

Investor



Robin Chauhan

Head of Engineering



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Companies

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Aerobotics



Cape Town, South Africa

Pest Management

Chinova Bioworks



New Brunswick, Canada

Biotechnology, Food Technology

Connecterra



Netherlands, Amsterdam

Dairy, Machine Learning, Data Science

ImpactVision



California, United States

Food Processing, Imagery, Machine Learning

Solinftec



São Paulo, Brazil

Farm Management, Internet of Things, Machine Learning

The Yield



Sydney, Australia

Decision Support, Internet of Things, Machine Learning

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