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GrainInnovate – AgTech Venture Capital Fund

Opportunity for

• Individuals and companies building a technology-enabled early stage business with application to Australian grain growers

• Equity investors interested in exploring co-investment opportunities relevant to the Grain Innovate Fund

Opportunity description

The $50 million GrainInnovate Fund established by Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Artesian Ventures is investing in startups to help drive the future profitability and sustainability of Australia's grain growers. The Fund invests from seed to growth stage in startups from Australia, and globally, that fit the Fund's investment mandate.

GrainInnovate is looking to identify potential investment opportunities (startups developing software, hardware or new business models applicable to Australia's grain growers) and co-investors.

GrainInnovate's areas of focus include (but are not limited to):

• Genetic tools and technologies

• Crop and environmental sensing

• Grain storage and logistics

• Renewable technologies

• Task automation

• Crop protection technologies

• Water and nutrient use efficiency

• Crop management logistics

• Fintech solutions

• Value-added grain and oilseed solutions

Opportunity type

Seeking interest, Seeking investment, Seeking solutions, Seeking partners


Mid (TRL 5-7)
Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).
What does this mean?
Describes the stage of the challenge or opportunity being pursued.

Opportunity led by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Cereal grains Other rural industries Pulse grains

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

GRDC's purpose is to invest in RD&E to create enduring profitability for Australian growers. We invest in projects and …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Cereal grains Other rural industries Pulse grains
  • Location


  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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