We sat down with Matt Servatius, head of Cleantech at Wells Fargo and Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg, Sector Manager of AgrifoodTechnology and Packaged Food at Wells Fargo to discuss the challenges agriculture faces and why all classes of investors are an important part of the conversation and solution.
(Venice, July 2018). A large group, world leader in the production of machinery for the agri-food sector, and a dynamic and award-winning startup: an alliance distinguished by Industry 4.0 technologies, grown between Veneto and Silicon Valley. Taking advantage of the combination of the two most important and prestigious events in the sector,the United Fresh Showin Chicago andtheForbes AgTech Summitin Salinas (the "Davos" of the agro-industry), the Turatti Groupfrom Cavarzere (Venice) and the Paduan startup Ez Labpresented the world's first example of food processing machinery in compliance with the blockchain technology.
Philadelphia based Robotics Company Augean Robotics Awarded THRIVE Innovation Award, with Aker and Intrinsyx Bio receiving honorable mentions
Salinas, Calif., June 28, 2018—SVG Partners announced San Francisco startup Augean Robotics as the winner of the 2018 THRIVE AgTech Innovation Award early this morning during the fourth annual Forbes AgTech Summit. In addition to Augean Robotics, precision agriculture company Aker and microbiome company Intrinsyx Bio received honourable mentions.
June 27, Salinas, CA—SVG Partners announced this morning during its annual Demo Day held at the Forbes AgTech Summit the details of its expanded THRIVE 2018-2019 program and the unveiling of the new THRIVE Business Park adjacent to Salinas’ airport. Five years after launching in Salinas, Calif., THRIVE continues to expand its platform, including the launch and growth of the THRIVE-X University challenge earlier this year, new investments, as well as the growth of its corporate open innovation program with partners Wilbur-Ellis, Trimble, Taylor Farms, Wells Fargo, Land O’Lakes, Verizon and Coca-Cola.
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 7, 2018—SVG Partners announced today that Wilbur-Ellis Company has become the latest corporate partner to join its THRIVE Venture & Innovation Platform. The partnership between SVG Partners and Wilbur-Ellis Company, a leader in precision agriculture technology and the marketing and distribution of plant protection, seed and nutritional products, is focused on accelerating and scaling emerging agriculture technology.
April 18, 2018, Los Gatos, CA-- Entering its fourth year, the THRIVE Venture & Innovation platform announced today the nine finalists and investment in its spring ‘18 accelerator cohort. The THRIVE Venture & Innovation Platform also welcomes the latest partners Coca Cola and Wilbur-Ellis alongside its existing partners Wells Fargo, Trimble, Taylor Farms, Land O’Lakes, Western Growers Association, Verizon, City of Salinas, Corteva, Driscoll’s Berries, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory, Produce Marketing Assocation, Sun World Innovations, Orrick, JV Smith, and Turatti.
Recently, DuPont Pioneer unveiled its Bay Area Innovation Center tying together its startup, field R&D and integrated operations across California. So the THRIVE team spoke with two innovation leaders at DuPont Pioneer, Barbara Mazur, Vice President of Technology Acquisition Strategy and Gusui Wu, Technology and Innovation Lead, Bay Area Innovation Center- to discuss the company’s AgTech innovation strategy.