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Meet Our AgFest Cohort

Meet the cohort of AgTech companies that presented at AgFest 2021.

Since 2014, The Yield Lab has invested and scaled more than 56 global food and AgTech companies that have attracted more than $300 Million USD in follow-on investments.

We invite you to connect with our newest cohort below.

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Agree

ApisProtect

Aptimmune (Testimonial)

Archisen

Auravant

Botanical Solutions

CreditAI

DiMuto

Fasal

FlyWire

Foodshed.io

GroGuru

Hexafly

Lepidext

MicroGen

RootWave

SpaceAG

TerViva (Testimonial)

Tun Yat

πŸ“  Argentina

πŸ“  Supply Chain

Agree

Agree Market is a B2B food marketplace for agricultural products. Based on a cloud-based platform, users are able to buy or sell grains, oilseeds, specialties, fruits, and vegetables on any device. It is a flexible platform that integrates various modular tools with customizable solutions for each Ag value chain stakeholder, providing efficiency, transparency, and traceability through technology.

πŸ“  Ireland

πŸ“  Animal Health

ApisProtect

ApisProtect uses in-hive sensors, retrofitted into existing beehives, to unobtrusively monitor honey bee colonies. The collected data is gathered using mobile networks, then machine learning and big data techniques are applied to attain actionable insights about colony health, diseases, pests, and other important events to make effective beekeeping decisions.

AgFest Session 1 Winner

Aptimmune — Testimonial

Aptimmune Biologics develops autogenous mucosal vaccines for viral diseases that are costly to the swine industry. Development focus is currently on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSV) and Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S).

πŸ“  USA

πŸ“  Animal Health

Archisen

An indoor farming solution provider that builds and manages turnkey indoor vegetable farms using fully engineered units, production services, and proprietary seed genetics that achieve best-in-market economics.

πŸ“  Singapore

πŸ“  Crop Production

Auravant

Big Data company for agriculture that through its SaaS platform helps agronomists and farmers to adopt precision agriculture tools to farm in a more sustainable and efficient way and upstream companies to improve their businesses by facilitating their digital transformation.

πŸ“  Argentina

πŸ“  Precision Agriculture

Botanical Solutions

Botanical Solutions has got a unique platform for manufacturing plant-based AI and products based out of advanced botanicals. Its first product Botristop is a botanical biopesticide with a high level of consistency in production and performance that directly acts on the pathogen Botrytis upon contact.

πŸ“  Chile

πŸ“  Crop Production

πŸ“  India

πŸ“  Precision Agriculture

CreditAI

The smallholder farmers' credit platform that uses AI & ML for a holistic approach to farmers' credit rating. CreditAI credit rates Indian farmers using historical data and current data (comprising farmer and farming data, financial and commodity price data, rainfall and temperature data, and agriculture input and product sales) on a scale of 1-10, improving the accuracy of farmers' true potential and farmers ability to access agricultural loans.

πŸ“  Singapore

πŸ“  Supply Chain

DiMuto

Trade technology service that provides end-to-end supply chain visibility for global businesses, ensuring the traceability and trackability of business documents, goods, and services with every transaction on the platform. DiMuto leverages technologies (such as blockchain, IoT & AI) to create and sustain trusts for businesses, consumers, and communities involved in global trade.

πŸ“  India

πŸ“  Precision Agriculture

Fasal

Fasal is a climate-smart, crop-specific, data-driven precision agriculture solution that recommends real-time agronomic solutions to horticulture growers using on-farm micro-climate data collected via agnostic sensors. Predictive analytics is then applied to the data to provide crop and stage-specific, actionable decision-making so that farmers can optimize farm growth conditions as well as dramatically reduce pesticide and water use.

πŸ“  USA

πŸ“  Sustainability

FlyWire

Flywire is a "Fitbit for fishing boats." They work with fishers and seafood suppliers to provide at-sea verification of sustainable fishing efforts, translating video-enabled fisher data into actionable insights at a fraction of the cost. It combines patented computer vision and artificial intelligence technology with lean manufacturing expertise.

FoodShed.io

Foodshed is a marketing and distribution platform for farmers and is a one-stop, app-based local food distributor for restaurants. Foodshed’s mobile app functions as a marketing and distribution platform that aims to reduce inefficiencies in the food distribution system.

πŸ“  USA

πŸ“  Supply Chain

GroGuru

GroGuru is focused on Smart Irrigation using AI and long-lasting soil sensors to help farmers to implement strategic irrigation management to increase crop yield while saving water. Its solutions offer a significant value proposition to farmers with a payback period typically of less than one growing season.

πŸ“  USA

πŸ“  Precision Agriculture

πŸ“  Ireland

πŸ“  Animal Health

Hexafly

Hexafly converts low-value brewers' waste into environmentally-friendly protein and nutritional oil products, of high value to the aquaculture fish feed market. Other by-products include frass, a natural fertilizer, and chitin, a bio-polymer used in medicine and as a food additive. These products are derived from black soldier fly larvae, which consume the brewers' waste They have already begun exporting their product across the E.U.

πŸ“  USA

πŸ“  Crop Production

Lepidext

Improving the way key lepidopteran insect pests are controlled, and thereby reducing or eliminating the need for genetically modified plants and chemical pesticides. Currently working on an oral delivery system for sterilizing strains of a sexually transmitted insect virus ​to add to their current portfolio of technologies and products to control insect resistance to Bt (Bacillus thuringensis) technologies.

AgFest Session 2 Winner

πŸ“  Ireland

πŸ“  Crop Production

MicroGen

Microgen Biotech has developed a unique range of biologicals based on healthy bacteria that restore the soil’s natural microbiome, improving yields and reducing the update of heavy metals into plants. It is also used for bioremediation on lands that were polluted with industrial waste, mining, and hydrocarbons to decontaminate them and restore them to productive use.

Space AG

Integrated software for yield monitoring and forecasting in high-value crops. By organizing and integrating data, optimizing irrigation systems, early detection of in-field problems, and yield improvement and forecasting, they are able to increase +20% gross margins and reduce at least 30% of water and inputs usage.

πŸ“  Peru

πŸ“  Precision Agriculture

TerViva — Testimonial

TerViva is an agricultural technology company specialized in providing patented trees to growers and offer proprietary bean processing to create sustainable food.

πŸ“  USA

πŸ“  Food Ingredients

Tun Yat

The first online mechanized equipment rental and services platform in Myanmar providing farmers affordable on-demand farm machinery and services from a fleet of high-quality and reliable equipment. This award-winning platform also offers farming-as-a-service contracting and credit arrangements.

πŸ“  Myanmar

πŸ“  Supply Chain

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πŸ“  UK

πŸ“  Sustainability

RootWave

RootWave is a weeding technology company that uses a sustainable and scalable organic alternative to herbicides. It aims to improve the environment by reducing the use of chemicals in farming. RootWave uses the plant’s natural conductivity to distribute an electrical charge and super-heat the entire plant. The process literally evaporates the moisture, bursting the cells and killing the weed instantly.

AgFest 2021 is proudly supported by

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AgFest is presented by The Yield Lab global federation of AgTech Funds and Accelerators, enabling entrepreneurs to sustainably revolutionize agrifood systems globally. We do this by investing in and accelerating high-impact, early-stage, and Series-A companies from all around the world. 

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