Silicon Valley, CA, March 25, 2020- SVG Ventures-THRIVE in partnership with Forbes Live is delighted to announce the release of the 2020 THRIVE TOP 50 AgTech and TOP 50 FoodTech Research Reports. For the past three years, SVG Ventures has compiled a list of the TOP 50 AgTech growth stage companies and new this year, have introduced the TOP 50 FoodTech companies.
Recognizing companies across eight different technology categories and twelve problem areas within agriculture and food, the reports are the result of six-months rigorous research and analysis by the SVG Ventures team with input from SVG Ventures corporate partners including Trimble, Land O’ Lakes, Wilbur Ellis, Kubota, Taylor Farms, National Pork Board, Elanco, Corteva Agriscience, E&J Gallo Winery, Valmont, Ernst & Young, Yamaha Motor Ventures, Driscoll’s Berries, JV Smith, and Wells Fargo.
This annual ranking showcases these leading global AgTech and FoodTech companies who exemplify the best in agriculture and food-focused innovation. TOP 50 companies are scouted for their exemplary leadership teams, innovative technologies, investment and traction. To qualify for a coveted spot on THRIVE’s TOP 50 listing a company must have received a minimum of series A funding, and have a product in market that is scaling.
Top 50 companies in this year’s report are categorized in the following technology categories: Biotechnology, Controlled Environment Ag, Data Analytics & AI, IoT Software & Hardware, Robotics & Automation, Foodtech, and Packaging Tech.
“These exceptional companies are shaping the future of food & agriculture and delivering on the USDA’s ‘Innovation Imperative’ goals of increasing production and reducing the environmental footprint,” said John Hartnett, CEO SVG Ventures-THRIVE.
THRIVE TOP 50 AgTech:
Biotechnology: AgBiome, Biotalys, Biome Makers Inc., BioConsortia, Benson Hill Biosystems, Ginkgo Bioworks, Indigo, PlantResponse, NewLeaf Symbiotics, TerViva, Terramera, Vestaron, Trace Genomics, Inari, ZeaKal, Inc, Zymergen, Provivi, Pivot Bio
THRIVE TOP 50 FoodTech:
Biotechnology: Agriprotein, SafeTraces, IdentiGEN, Ancera, Clear Labs, CMS Technology, Nuritas, Memphis Meats, Geltor, Noblegen, Impossible Foods, Perfect Day, Future Meat Technologies, Manus Bio, Clara Foods
Other: Farmer’s Fridge
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 on 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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