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SILICON VALLEY, CA, April 11th 2022 – SVG Ventures|THRIVE, is delighted to announce Koch Agronomic Services (KAS) as the latest company to join its Venture & Innovation Platform to focus on identifying and engaging with scalable solutions across the rapidly transforming crop nutrition ecosystem.
KAS will leverage THRIVE’s expanded corporate innovation platform capabilities to apply industry-focused, venture capital deal flow, processes, and analysis to navigate the flood of novel crop nutrition solutions emerging globally. By utilizing THRIVE’s horizontal visibility across global innovation ecosystems, KAS will be positioned to apply its scale and plant nutrition strategies to strengthen its industry-leading product portfolio more effectively.
THRIVE is an established leader in the agrifood tech space and has developed an expansive global ecosystem of over 5,000 start-ups. It has a proven track record for identifying and accelerating disruptive solutions in food & agriculture and developing a pipeline of impactful innovations and transformational technologies that can positively impact agrifood ecosystems worldwide.
“KAS is growing and always looking for new crop nutrient solutions,” said Steve Coulter, Sr. Vice President of Koch Agronomic Services. “We are excited to collaborate with THRIVE and accelerate our strategy of providing a broad range of specialty plant nutrition technologies that improve productivity and create value for our customers.”
“Our engagement with Koch Agronomic Services focuses on identifying start-ups that are ready for scale and commercial impact” said John Hartnett, Founder and CEO, SVG Ventures|THRIVE. “By connecting Koch to start-ups we can identify companies that align with Koch’s goals and increase investment flow.”
THRIVE’s Venture & Innovation Platform allows interested companies to find innovative solutions for agriculture, which will accelerate innovation and investment in the industry, creating strong opportunities for AgTech startup advancement. We are excited to leverage our platform to help KAS discover and engage with crop nutrient solution providers.
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 5,000 startups from 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 Media Partner Forbes and 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, Nutrien, Intel, Valmont, UFA, Yamaha Motor Ventures and Wilbur-Ellis. Learn more at www.thriveagrifood.com.
About Koch Agronomic Services, LLC
Koch Agronomic Services, LLC and its affiliates produce and market a proven and expanding global portfolio of plant performance technologies for agriculture producers. With a commitment to creating real, sustainable, long-term value for customers and society, Koch Agronomic Services, LLC focuses on developing customer-driven solutions to maximize plant performance. Koch Agronomic Services, LLC is a subsidiary of Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC.
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