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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

^This opportunity is only for professional and sophisticated investors.

Opportunity description

Current opportunity:

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

^Professional and sophisticated investors as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The content of this opportunity is intended for use by persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments and must not be acted or relied upon by any other person including, without limitation, retail clients.

Opportunity type

Seeking interest, 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 …
  • Location


  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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Opportunity for

  • Australian and global solution providers, researchers, startups and innovators.
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Opportunity type

    Research partner, Seeking solutions

  • Express interest by

    Wednesday, 31 July 2024 12:00 Australia/Sydney

  • Readiness
    Any (TRL 1-9)
    For opportunities that are seeking solutions providers who are at any stage of readiness.

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