Three Questions For An AgTech Investor

Alex Knapp for Forbes:  Agricultural technology is a growing field (no pun intended), one that's increasingly attracting both venture capital and startups. But what attracts investors to this sector? And what should AgTech startups know about talking to potential investors? At the Forbes AgTech Summit, we caught up with venture capitalist Arama Kukutai, a partner at Finistere Ventures, and talked to him about venture capital in AgTech. What follows is a condensed and edited version of our conversation.

What attracts you to the AgTech sector? Why are you interested in putting your money behind this kind of technology?

I'm from a seven generation farming family. So I grew up in farming. But from an investment standpoint, it's one of the areas that's really received the least amount of innovation, attention, and focus from the venture community. Investing $50 billion, $60 billion a year in new technology, and a very small piece of that was going to agriculture. Over the last ten years, we've really seen that area explode. So, we're one of the funds focusing on the space.  Full Article:

Comments (0)

This post does not have any comments. Be the first to leave a comment below.


Post A Comment

You must be logged in before you can post a comment. Login now.

Featured Product

Rolls Battery - Maintenance-Free AGM & GEL Batteries

Rolls Battery - Maintenance-Free AGM & GEL Batteries

With a full range of capacity options (85AH-3300AH) and voltage configurations to choose from, Rolls Battery maintenance-free 2V, 6V & 12V AGM and broad range of 2V GEL models offer a valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) battery option with the same dependable energy storage and heavy-duty construction customers have grown to expect from the Rolls brand for over sixty years. Installed in off-grid, grid-tied or backup float applications, these sealed batteries require minimal ongoing maintenance and provide a versatile energy storage solution for remote or confined installations. Rolls Battery AGM and GEL battery lines deliver superior cycle life and are backed by an industry-leading warranty.