Technology has set the stage for changes in production, engineering, and processing in the agriculture industry. Agriculture venture capital firms are backing solutions, ideas, and concepts that focus on process optimization, safety, cost-efficiency, and environmental responsibility.¬†Sustainable agriculture funding is becoming more important as the focus shifts on how products are developed and what natural resources are used. Shifts and innovations in production practices are key to sustainable initiatives, health/food improvements, and cost control, which is why agriculture venture capital companies back early stage funding ventures, projects,¬†and mature companies.
Agriculture financing can be equally beneficial to companies¬†with solutions in genetic engineering¬†and entrepreneurs specializing in farm management. Based on recent trends, there is also a high demand¬†for international trade and¬†agricultural exports in¬†the industry. According to¬†The Journal of Commerce,¬†US exports¬†to countries in Asia have¬†significantly increased over the¬†past years, which¬†leads to¬†competitiveness between¬†new and existing businesses.
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G.C. Andersen provides investments and advisory services to clients.¬† Since its formation, it has completed transactions totaling more than $100 billion. G.C. Andersen Partners provides backing for M&A activity, restructuring, and growth with investments of up to $20 million in middle-market companies with market values of less than $150 million.
NewSeed Advisors offers early stage and¬†growth equity to companies in the agriculture, natural foods, and consumer products industries.¬† The company also supports businesses in reverse mergers, structured debt, M&A advisory, and divestitures.
AgriCapital Corporation is an investment banking firm to businesses within the agriculture business ranging from animal genetics to vineyards and wineries.¬† It has completed 470 transactions, including M&A events and capital raising, for portfolio companies across the world.
Kent Group, Inc. specializes in M&A activity, divestitures, financial advisory, and joint ventures within the agribusinesses and¬†food-related companies.¬†¬†The firm provides¬†services to privately-held and publicly-traded, multibillion-dollar companies alike on an international level.
Trinity Ventures is a Menlo Park private equity firm providing early stage funding to companies within specific technology categories including clean technology, services, software, infrastructure, and consumer products in diverse industries.¬† Over the past 20 years, the company has invested in businesses including Photobucket, P.F. Chang’s, Blue Nile, and Care.com.