Every year the Ag Innovation Showcase selects the most innovative and promising companies working in the Ag sector to present their technologies to our Showcase audience. Past presenting companies have gone on to achieve great commercial success. Over the past 9 years, presenters have raised $510M in funding, found new investor leads, built new partnerships, attracted new talent and been acquired by some of the biggest names in Ag. Below are several recent highlights from the 2016 Ag Innovation Showcase presenting companies. Read more about the achievements of these and other Ag Showcase alumni success stories.
Granular, a software and analytics tool provider that helps farms improve efficiency, has just been acquired by Agtech giant DuPont for 300M. Sid Gorham, Granular’s cofounder and CEO, will continue to lead Granular as well as digital agriculture for DuPont.
Benson Hill Biosystems, which focuses on developing traits in plants to increase crop yield, has raised $25M in Series B funding round led by Lewis & Clark Ventures.