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SILICON VALLEY, CA, November 07, 2022 – SVG Ventures | THRIVE, a leading global Agrifood Venture and Innovation Platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, today announced a partnership with ApexBrasil, the Brazilian Agency for the promotion of exports and investments.
ApexBrasil’s mission is to develop the competitiveness of Brazilian companies by promoting the internationalization of their business and the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI). The partnership centres around the development of an immersion program which would aim to identify and support top Brazilian entrepreneurs and innovators who are developing cutting edge solutions for the global agtech value chain and to accelerate their access to investment, partnerships, networks and business opportunities in the U.S and North America.
“The U.S represents a tremendous opportunity for Brazilian Agtech companies and we are excited to leverage our extensive network & award winning custom programming to help discover, elevate, and empower local startups to expand their footprint in the U.S” said John Hartnett, Founder & CEO SVG Ventures|THRIVE.
THRIVE is uniquely positioned to support Brazilian companies by connecting them with their extensive ecosystem and global network of investors, mentors and corporations. The immersion program which is an investment and business acceleration program will support companies across the agriculture and food sectors. The program will support companies with mentorship, programming, investor and corporate partner introductions in addition to a custom immersion week in the US.
“Brazil has a blossoming agtech innovation environment that is bringing real improvements to the Food and Agriculture Sector. Our Ventures is an important step towards globalization and showcasing the fast-growing Brazilian agriculture capabilities.” Mauro Cid, COO, North America.
About SVG Ventures | THRIVE
SVG Ventures | THRIVE is the leading global agrifood investment and innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, and comprised of top agriculture, food & technology corporations, universities, and investors. With a community of over 8,000 startups from over 100 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. SVG’s global partners include leading government, agriculture, and technology corporations such as Alberta Government, Old’s College, Calgary Economic Development, Corteva, Driscoll’s, FCC, BASF, Kubota, Land O’Lakes, Trimble, Taylor Farms, Bayer, ICL, SHELL, Nutrien, Intel, Valmont, UFA, Yamaha Motor Ventures and Wilbur-Ellis. Learn more at www.thriveagrifood.com.
About Apex Brasil
The Brazilian Agency for The Promotion of Exports and Investments is a non-profit entity, of collective interest and public utility, which has the responsibility of implementing policies to promote exports and attract foreign direct investments, in cooperation with the public authorities and in accordance with national development policies, particularly those related to the industrial, commercial, services and technological areas. Apex-Brasil’s mission is to develop the competitiveness of Brazilian companies, promoting the internationalization of their business and the attraction of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).
Marketing and Events Manager, SVG Ventures|THRIVE