Forbes Covers Finistere’s Early Stage Agtech Report

In a recent article, Connie Bowen from the Yield Lab highlights Finistere’s Early Stage Agtech Report in describing how there’s never been a better time to be part of the agtech community. From the article.

Agriculture is THE world’s largest industry. Period. According to World Wildlife Fund, it employs more than 1 billion people and generates $1.3 trillion dollars worth of food. Agriculture faces perhaps the most challenges moving forward, but it also offers the most potential for innovation to address these global challenges. Agtech investment is exciting today, and it’s only going to continue to grow.

Arama Kukutai of Finistere believes that, “As the ramifications of climate change become more pronounced and threaten not just farmer income but food security globally, the agtech investment community will rally behind the innovators who can best support the effort to combat the effects of climate change.”

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