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Most innovative agtech entrepreneurs to pitch to “The Capital Grill” at GAI AgTech Week (6.14.2016)

 SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2016 – Five entrepreneurial agtech companies have been selected to deliver a live presentation to The Capital Grill, an international panel of active venture capital investors, agribusiness executives and accelerator professionals, at the second annual GAI AgTech Week (#ATW2016), here June 21-23 at the Grand Hyatt. The panel of experts will conduct a Q&A with each of the entrepreneurs and provide immediate feedback.

From RNAi applications for broad acre agriculture to revolutionary farm management platforms to the world’s first cloud-based predictive analytics engine for growers, The Capital Grill panel will have their share of innovative ideas to ponder during the presentations on June 22.

The five companies selected to present have raised an average of US$4.6 million each and are currently raising additional capital. These exciting start-ups represent a range of experience, market-readiness and industry subsectors:

AgDNA: Australia-based AgDNA is a data analytics company focused on IoT connectivity from OEM agricultural machinery to web and mobile devices. The company developed the world’s first cloud-based predictive analytics engine to enable large-scale growers to maximize crop yields, optimize operating costs and increase overall farm profitability using their existing equipment data. https://agdna.com

APSE LLC: APSE of St. Louis, Mo., developed technology for the cost effective production or RNA for RNAi applications in broad acre agriculture. www.apsellc.com

Decisive Farming: Canadian-based Decisive Farming provides a data platform for farmers that integrates both technology and services. Their revolutionary My Farm Manager platform is focused on precision agriculture, data analytics and information management services that are geared toward farm profitability, environmental sustainability and ease-of-use. www.decisivefarming.com

EnviroKure Inc.: EnviroKure of Philadelphia, Pa., produces safe, nutrient-rich liquid organic fertilizers from poultry manure using the company’s proprietary technology. It is the company’s vision to be the national leader in sustainably-produced liquid organic fertilizer. www.envirokure.com

Grower’s Secret: The vision of Grower's Secret of Walnut Creek, Calif., is to replace the four billion pounds of urea used globally by ag every year with an organic nitrogen that works better and costs about the same. www.growerssecret.com

Additional visibility for agtech entrepreneurs not presenting to The Capital Grill will be available in quick elevator pitches throughout the conference.

Join the more than 250 attendees expected at GAI AgTech Week – where agriculture meets technology and finance – for The Capital Grill, along with pivotal topic discussions of sustainability, partnerships and reinvention of the agtech sector. Register online and follow us at LinkedIn or @agtechweek.

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GAI AgTech Week is hosted by Global AgInvesting, a product of HighQuest Group and the world’s most well-attended agriculture investment conference series and leading resource for events, research and insight into the global agricultural sector. www.highquestgroup.com

 

 

 

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