Global Ag Investing Speaks with Adrian Percy

In a recent sit-down, Michelle Pelletier Marshall discusses a wide range of topics of Finistere CTO Adrian Percy. From the article:

I am thrilled to be moving into this new role for many reasons. In my opinion, this is a “golden age” for agricultural technology, and I want to be working at the cutting edge of the innovations that will propel us forward. It has become increasingly clear that some of the more disruptive technologies will emerge outside of the walls of the agribusiness giants due to the surge in capital and technology tailwinds. In turn, the big players are embracing an “open innovation” concept and are happy to see these technologies being de-risked externally in a way that the pharmaceutical industry has done for a while. That trend, combined with new market entrants and business models within the sector, makes for lots of different exit opportunities. The venture space is a very dynamic and exciting space to be in ag!

Additional Finistere Insights

Feeding 10 billion without increasing greenhouse gas emissions—the technology investment opportunity

Agriculture and food production are the single largest contributors to human green house gas emissions.  I the latest of our blog series in partnership with Pitchbook Data, Finistere Ventures Managing Partner Arama Kukutai and Senior Advisor Kyle Datta opine on the role of agtech within the efforts to reduce the impact of food production on… Read More ▸

Finistere Ventures: The next wave of evolution in crop protection & input management

In 2017, Finistere Ventures and PitchBook partnered to build and share the most comprehensive data set on agtech investment in the industry. We are extremely proud of how this partnership has grown and developed over the years, spawning three comprehensive reports covering global, regional, stage and sector-based agtech investment trends/key developments, and garnering collaborations from… Read More ▸

Spencer Maughan Co-authors Australian AgTech Landscape Report for University of Sydney

Finistere partner Spencer Maughan worked closely with the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney to author a report on the opportunities and challenges in the Australian AgTech sector. Key Findings: Australia’s AgTech investment market is small, at an early stage and not keeping pace with global peers A breadth of AgTech segments… Read More ▸