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Tenacious Ventures raising $70 million fund for global agrifood innovation

Buoyed by the success of their first fund, champions of Australian agrifood innovation, Tenacious Ventures, are taking their proven high conviction, high support investment model to the world – with a $70 million fund that opens the door to co-investors and founders beyond Australia who share the company’s passion for delivering climate impact through agricultural innovation.  

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    Casey Dunn

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    Thursday, 08 September 2022

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Tender called for livestock export app

LIVEXCollect is the system used by the livestock export industry to meet regulatory reporting requirements such as animal welfare, health treatments and environmental conditions during sea voyages. LiveCorp is seeking Australian-based solutions providers to help develop an app to improve the efficiency of data collection and allow near real-time monitoring and analysis on board livestock export ships.

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    Judy Kennedy

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    Wednesday, 07 September 2022

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The weed-mapping drone that goes the extra mile, slashing chemical use and saving money

When mechanical and aerospace engineer Ben Single searched fruitlessly for a weed detection technology that suited his family’s broadacre farming business, he took on the challenge and developed Single Shot – a drone that can map up to 1,500 hectares a day and deliver a selective spraying solution for weeds that cuts chemical use and reduces environmental impact. Now he’s seeking investors to assist in manufacturing and distribution.  

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    Tuesday, 06 September 2022

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How to feed 10 billion people by 2050 with Phil Morle

Did you know there’s a 56% gap between the amount of food we make today and what we're going to need globally by 2050? Main Sequence Ventures Partner, Phil Morle is on the hunt for innovators with ground-breaking ideas to help solve the 'Feed 10 billion People' challenge.

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    Wednesday, 17 August 2022

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International engagement helps drive AgriFutures growAG. investment deals

Driving the investment and commercialisation of Australian innovation and technology transfer is a top priority for strategic partners, Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia and AgriFutures growAG., on the quest to solve global agrifood challenges. 

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    Judy Kennedy

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    Wednesday, 17 August 2022

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Harnessing collaboration to deliver impact on-farm for Australia’s cotton industry

Leading Australian venture capitalist Matthew Pryor of Tenacious Ventures shares his insights and experience with growers and advisors at the Australian Cotton Conference this week. He believes the industry’s climate-adaptive technologies can attract global collaboration and multi-million-dollar investment. And now is the time for cotton growers to engage with consumers in the digital realm like never before – to drive opportunity and ensure rightful representation.

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    Matthew Pryor

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    Wednesday, 17 August 2022

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New weather app to add four dimensions to forecasting

Well-known TV weather presenter and meteorologist Jane Bunn found most apps use only one weather model for forecasting, meaning if that model was “having a bad day” so could you or your business. Jane’s Weather places four models in one app to counter this problem, and with the help of AgriFutures growAG. is now seeking up to $750,000 equity investment from angel, corporate and institutional investors.

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    Monday, 15 August 2022

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Main Sequence Ventures ‘Feed 10b people’ challenge seeks innovators

Feeding the world in 2050 is a colossal challenge which we face today. Main Sequence Ventures, co-founded by CSIRO, is actively seeking solutions from researchers, innovators, and inventors developing ground-breaking ideas that could become globally significant companies

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    Megan Woodward

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    Monday, 15 August 2022

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WaterCan Profit calculator set to optimise cropping, ready for commercialisation

An integrated online agritech tool, WaterCan Profit is helping Australian grain growers navigate the road to maximum profitability by answering the “what ifs” using economic and climactic factors to calculate the most successful on-farm outcome. The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and Grains Research and Development Corporation are now seeking partners to help host and commercialise this analysis platform. Expressions of Interest close Sunday, 30 October 2022.

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    Michelle Meehan

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    Thursday, 18 August 2022

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Innovative vanilla dome ready for investors to scale Australian production

An Australian IT entrepreneur has created a turnkey greenhouse solution that makes commercial vanilla production a reality outside of the tropics. Now, Australian Vanilla Plantations is seeking investors to scale production of its innovative proprietary geodesic Vanilla Dome, and grow Australia’s share of the lucrative vanilla market. Expressions of Interest Open.

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    Casey Dunn

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    Tuesday, 16 August 2022

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Western Australian food waste startup seeks investment for $2m bridging round

Specialising in nutrient extraction technology to convert food waste into useable ingredients, has paid off for Whole Green Foods. The Western Australian startup is now raising a $2 million bridging round and seeking investment partners with interest in food tech, nutrition, waste reduction, including farmers with access to horticulture waste streams. Expressions of Interest close 31 August 2022.

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    Judy Kennedy

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    Tuesday, 09 August 2022

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Suppliers wanted to drive agtech adoption on NSW farms

The NSW Department of Primary Industries is seeking suppliers for its Farms of the Future Agtech Catalogue, which will connect providers of IoT devices and connectivity solutions with farmers looking to adopt new digital solutions. Expressions of Interest close Friday, 12 August 2022.

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    NSW Department of Primary Industries

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    Michelle Meehan

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    Thursday, 04 August 2022

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Agritech leader, DataFarming launches Series A $5m cap raise

Big data has been spoken about as the next big thing in precision agriculture for years, but uptake has often been limited. DataFarming’s Tim Neale believes enough people and investment are now coming to the sector to turn that around. And with the launch of DataFarming’s Series A $5million capital raise, the future is looking bright. 

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    Thursday, 28 July 2022

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Finding and nurturing ‘cool innovation’ with Bayer's Phil Taylor

As the largest agricultural research and development organisation in the world, Bayer Crop Science is at the forefront of innovation. Phil Taylor, the Director of Open Innovation and Outreach for Bayer Crop Science delves into their approach to unlocking ‘cool innovation’ and how growAG. is helping to harness these novel solutions that will benefit growers around the world, including Australia.

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    Thursday, 21 July 2022

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Water quality testing tech to deliver fast, cost-effective solution for pork industry

A new on-site rapid water testing device designed to facilitate real-time decision making for better health and nutrition outcomes across Australian pig farms is ready for commercialisation. The Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd, Hone and Ridley are seeking partners testing high volumes of water samples, to support the commercialisation of the product, now listed as an opportunity on growAG..

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    Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd (APRIL)

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    Michelle Meehan

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    Tuesday, 05 July 2022

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CRDC seeks partners to commercialise novel bio-pesticide with global potential

Blue sky thinking by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation and the University of Western Sydney has uncovered a promising new plant-based compound for combatting common insect pests in cotton, horticulture and broadacre crops. A rare opportunity now exists for a commercial partner to further develop the early-stage biological pesticide with global market potential. Expressions of Interest close Sunday, 31 July 2022. 

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    Cotton Research and Development Corporation

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    Casey Dunn

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    Tuesday, 14 June 2022

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Bayer Crop Science embraces open innovation

With more than 150 years of research and development under its belt, Bayer Crop Science is taking a collaborative approach when it comes to the future of agriculture. As part of its commitment to driving change and nurturing novel solutions, Bayer has launched three Grants4Ag opportunities, open now and closing 31 July, 2022.  

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    Bayer Crop Science

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    Megan Woodward

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    Thursday, 09 June 2022

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Green hydrogen solution for Australian agriculture, ready for investment

Driving the future of farming, using biowaste to produce 100% renewable and green hydrogen on-site and on-demand is a vision HydGene Renewables is set to achieve. The startup’s low-cost sustainable alternative for ammonia, transport and seasonal energy storage, is now seeking investors to explore alternative feedstocks and scale its technology.

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    HydGene Renewables

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    Holli Walsh

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    Thursday, 09 June 2022

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AgTech and Logistics Hub’s industry-led approach accelerates innovation

Bridging the gap between industry challenges and problem solvers, the AgTech and Logistics Hub is accelerating Australian agrifood innovation – supporting innovators to fast-track solutions to some of the sector’s biggest challenges. Its Open Innovation Challenge 2 is now open for innovators with solutions to reduce inorganic waste and plastics used in horticulture, and closes on 1 July, 2022. 

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    AgTech and Logistics Hub

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    Casey Dunn

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    Tuesday, 14 June 2022

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BuggyBix insect-based pet food range, on track to proving a commercial success

Feeding the growing population is one of the most pressing issues being addressed by global agrifood innovation – but it’s not only human nourishment that’s being investigated. Sydney entrepreneur Shaun Eislers has developed a pet food range using insects as the primary protein source, and is now working with AgriFutures growAG. to connect with investors, wholesalers and distributors.

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    Monday, 13 June 2022

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