THRIVE AgTech’s mission is to connect the expertise of tech companies to on-the-ground knowledge of agricultural companies, the financial backing of investors, and the entrepreneurs solving problems in the AgTech space. THRIVE unites these communities in order to drive the development and adoption of sustainable technology enhancements necessary for securing the global food demands of the future. Through its corporate open innovation program, annual seed accelerator, technology & innovation forums, and investment fund, THRIVE helps innovative technology companies disrupt, scale and lead in the global market. 

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Platform Pillars




We believe in the network effect, so throughout the year we bring startups, investors, corporates, and media together to learn and share the latest in industry opportunities and technology trends.  


Seed Accelerator

We run our Seed Program in the Silicon and Salinas Valleys once a year, targeting AgTech and FoodTech startups. 32 Startups have graduated from the program to date.


Open Innovation

THRIVE works closely with its corporate partners to define specific paint points within the supply chain and create frameworks to scout, deploy, and prove targeted innovation.



We invest in early stage to A+ companies focused in agriculture and food. We invest $100K in each of our cohort companies and make selective follow-on investments.


John Hartnett Founder and CEO

John Hartnett

Founder and CEO

Helen Hartnett  VP, Finance

Helen Hartnett

 VP, Finance

Mareese Keane Platform Manager

Mareese Keane

Platform Manager

Matt Davis Managing Partner

Matt Davis

Managing Partner

Emily Breslin Marketing Manager

Emily Breslin

Marketing Manager

Aine O'Donovan Program Manager

Aine O'Donovan

Program Manager

Lina Ramirez Associate

Lina Ramirez