There has been a significant increase in investments of agriculture technology (also known as “agtech”) over the past few years. Western Growers will be hosting an industry webinar on October 26, 2016, to help interested parties explore new agtech venture opportunities.
In 2015, investments in agtech startups rose to $4.6 billion—almost doubling 2014’s $2.36 billion total, according to AgFunder. Investments stood at only $400 million in 2010. This rapid increase in the number of new market entrants can be overwhelming for the agricultural sector, entrepreneurs, investors and industry stakeholders. This webinar will provide an overview of current agtech trends and perspectives from industry analysts and established international venture capital investors.
Rob Trice, founder of The Mixing Bowl and Better Food Ventures, and Seana Day, partner of The Mixing Bowl and Better Food Ventures, will be leading the webinar. They will bring their knowledge and expertise to help webinar participants harness the power of internet and communications technologies to improve the food and agriculture sectors. The Mixing Bowl is a forum to connect food, agriculture and information technology innovators. Better Food Ventures makes seed-stage investments aligned with the theme of how IT can be applied to the food and agriculture sectors.
Don’t miss this opportunity to join us, share your thoughts or ask questions about this topic!
Industry Webinar: Making Sense of AgTech Trends
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST
Participation is complimentary and available to WG members only.
Contact Yvete Minor at (949) 885-2248 for questions about this webinar. To learn more about agtech, attend the webinar and visit the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology.
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