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SVG Partners Announces EY as Latest Sponsor to Join the THRIVE Venture & Innovation Platform

September 19, San Francisco, CA— SVG Partners announced this morning global leader of assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services EY as the latest sponsor of its THRIVE Venture and Innovation Platform. Going forward together with SVG Partners, EY aims to support advanced technology infrastructure and new innovations in seeds, crop inputs, livestock, dairy and grain processing that will fuel the next generation of digital agriculture.

Five years after launching in Salinas, California, THRIVE Venture & Innovation continues to expand its platform, including growth of its university partnerships, the unveiling of a new THRIVE business park in Salinas, growth of its agtech investment fund, and new corporate partnerships.

“We are thrilled to join THRIVE’s global network of engaged startups, farmers and corporate leaders,” said Rob Dongoski, Agribusiness Leader, Ernst & Young LLP. “Digital agriculture is essential to the future of farming and this growing startup innovation ecosystem will help drive new advancements and exciting changes to our industry.”

On the new collaboration, SVG Partners and THRIVE founder & CEO John Hartnett said, “We are pleased to welcome EY to the THRIVE Venture & Innovation Platform. EY is a globally recognized advisory and innovation firm and we look forward to working together to develop insights and technologies that will advance the digitalization of agriculture.”



The THRIVE Venture & Innovation Platform works with leading corporations, startups, universities, and growers to solve the biggest challenges facing the food and agriculture industries. Yearly, THRIVE hosts highly selective programs for seed and growth stage AgTech and FoodTech startups, providing investment, top-tier mentorship, trials, and go to market support. In addition, THRIVE provides corporate open innovation and advisory services, working with leading corporations like Coca Cola, EY, Trimble, Wilbur-Ellis, Taylor Farms, Land O’Lakes, Wells Fargo and Verizon. THRIVE was launched in 2014 by Silicon Valley Global Partners (SVG Partners), a venture, innovation and advisory firm based in Silicon Valley, CA.



EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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