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

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Integriculture Inc.

Integriculture is a Japanese cellular agriculture company making lab grown foie gras and other clean meat and cellular agriculture products. The company was founded in on October 23, 2015 and is located in Tokyo, Japan.

A company creating sustainable design solutions with biomaterials. It was founded in 2013 and is located in San Francisco, California.

DeHaat is an India-based company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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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Further reading

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Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

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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