Kubota Corporation Joins the THRIVE Venture and Innovation Platform

SVG Ventures announces Kubota Corporation as the Latest Partner to Join the THRIVE Venture and Innovation Platform

Los Gatos, CA, December 11, 2019 – SVG Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture, and innovation firm, announced today that Kubota Corporation, headquartered in Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan, has become the latest Corporate Partner to join their THRIVE Venture & Innovation Platform. As a global company, “For Earth, For Life” is much more than Kubota’s brand statement, it’s their mission. Kubota is committed to engineering excellence so that customers can focus on planting, feeding, building and caring for our world. The new partnership between Kubota and SVG signifies the company’s continued commitment to accelerate open innovation with AgTech startups, farmers, and other external partners, which directly contributes to labor savings and efficiency improvements across global agricultural communities.

SVG-THRIVE leverages its award-winning global AgTech platform to connect corporate partners like Kubota with their worldwide network of entrepreneurs to drive innovation and identify emerging technologies that advance the future of food and agriculture. Kubota will have the opportunity to connect with SVG’s extensive network of agricultural industry partners, participate in global agtech summits, and engage with best-in-class emerging startups in their innovation ecosystem.

“We are delighted to welcome Kubota to our award-winning SVG-THRIVE platform. Progressive corporations like Kubota are proactively looking across the globe for innovative solutions,” said John Hartnett, CEO and Founder SVG-THRIVE. “Our platform delivers qualified deal-flow and incredible opportunities for both our corporate partners and our startups. Furthermore, we are excited to strengthen and expand our partnerships with the Japanese agriculture ecosystem.”

“Through our participation in the THRIVE Program, we intend to further strengthen our coordination with numerous players, including startups, agricultural producers, research institutes, and universities, and make a contribution to the agenda of saving labor and heightening efficiency in farming in the United States and other countries,” said Mr. Yuichi Kitao, Representative Director and Executive Vice President, GM of Innovation Center.

Read more from Kubota: https://www.kubota.com/news/2019/20191211.html


About Kubota

Kubota Corporation is one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of a comprehensive range of machinery and other industrial and consumer products. Since 1890, Kubota Corporation has offered various products including farm equipment, engines, construction machinery, electronic equipped machinery, pipe-related products, environment-related products, and social infrastructure-related products to contribute to improve human lives and society. With broad product lineup and its unique comprehensive strength, Kubota Corporation presents in more than 110 countries and strives to solve the worldwide problems related to food, water, and the environment, which are indispensable for human beings.

For more information, please visit http://www.kubota-global.net/index.html


About SVG Ventures-THRIVE Innovation Platform

SVG Ventures-THRIVE is the leading AgriFood innovation ecosystem, comprised of top agriculture, food & technology corporations, universities, and investors. With a community of over 2,500 startups from 90 countries, the THRIVE platform invests, accelerates and creates unparalleled access for entrepreneurs to scale globally to solve the biggest challenges facing the food and agriculture industries. THRIVE’s corporate innovation program is focused on connecting their corporate partners with emerging technologies and startups that will make the most significant impact in their organizations. AgFunder recognizes SVG Ventures-THRIVE as the “Most Valuable AgriFood Platform in the World.” For more information, please visit www.thriveagrifood.com and review the SVG Ventures Press Kit.


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