SVG Ventures|THRIVE and KRONE join forces to accelerate innovation across the agricultural equipment market.

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership between SVG Ventures|THRIVE and KRONE, a leading family owned business based in Northern Germany, renowned for manufacturing cutting-edge agricultural equipment and one of the leading manufacturers in the agricultural market.  The announcement comes on the back of a very successful visit to the KRONE headquarters in Spelle last month. 

The partnership will provide KRONE with strategic industry insights through engagement & collaboration with THRIVE’s extensive Corporate Partner network in addition to gaining access to THRIVE’s top-tier, sector-focused startup ecosystem, including participants from their award-winning accelerator and academy programs and comprehensive startup database. This extensive startup innovation pipeline will open doors to a wealth of entrepreneurial talent and groundbreaking solutions.  

“We are very proud and excited to become an active member of the SVG Ventures|THRIVE network! As a family-owned German AgTech manufacturer this partnership is a great opportunity to expand our footprint in the North American market” said Johannes Hennewig, Head of Investment Management at KRONE.

KRONE will also have the opportunity to engage in exclusive ecosystem activities alongside THRIVE portfolio companies and corporate partners, enhancing their presence in the global innovation landscape.

KRONE places a strong emphasis on environmental responsibility and their focus on sustainable, environmentally friendly technologies underscores their dedication to both innovation and social responsibility. Their commitment to innovation and sustainability aligns seamlessly with THRIVE’s vision to advance a more sustainable future for agriculture and food through innovation.The collaboration is poised to accelerate KRONE’s expansion in North America, bringing their cutting-edge technologies to new horizons.

“We value the international extension of our network by participating in a dynamic ecosystem full of innovation, technology and inspiring people.” Guido Ringling, Head of Strategy, KRONE.

“We are delighted to welcome KRONE to our Corporate Partner network and look forward to embarking on this journey to drive growth and expansion in North America in addition to creating  opportunities for scaleup partnerships in EMEA through the powerful KRONE global value chain” said John Hartnett, Founder & CEO SVG Ventures|THRIVE. 

Johannes Hennewig KRONE’s Head of Investment Management participating on the Food Security Panel at THRIVE’s Global Impact Summit in Silicon Valley, CA on November 2nd.
KRONE team visit to SVG Ventures headquarters in Los Gatos, California

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