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Agriculture

OVERVIEW

Better innovations in food and agriculture will both provide a healthier population today, and improve the environment for current and future generations. Rural development, sustainable production, efficient distribution and accessible, affordable healthy food are all aspirational opportunities for entrepreneurs. We work with entrepreneurs from across the value chain that provide technologies and services for a more inclusive and sustainable food and agriculture system.

PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Village Capital is working with the top early-stage Ag companies in the following programs:

Agriculture: US 2016
Agriculture: US 2016
 
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Agriculture: US 2015
Agriculture: US 2015
 
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Agriculture: US 2014
Agriculture: US 2014
 
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Agriculture: Kenya 2014
Agriculture: Kenya 2014
 
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Last Mile: Ahmedabad 2014
Last Mile: Ahmedabad 2014
 
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Agriculture & Cleantech: US 2013
Agriculture & Cleantech: US 2013
 
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Impact: Mumbai 2012
Impact: Mumbai 2012
 
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Impact: São Paulo 2013
Impact: São Paulo 2013
 
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Impact: New Orleans 2011
Impact: New Orleans 2011
 
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Impact: Mumbai 2010
Impact: Mumbai 2010
 
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Ag PARTNERS

Ag COMPANIES

Ag TEAM MEMBERS

Bidisha Bhattacharyya VP, Product and Emerging Markets
Jared Marquette Manager, Business Development

PAST Ag PROGRAMS

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Ag TESTIMONIALS

Bryce Butler
Managing Director
Access Ventures

We started this program five years ago with the belief that there are great entrepreneurs everywhere who have the capacity to solve major challenges in food and agriculture, and that the problems we see here in Kentucky are relevant to other agricultural communities around the country and around the world. We are excited about the future of Village Capital’s agriculture program and look forward to growing our footprint nationally.

Whitney Muse
Sector Manager, Agriculture
Village Capital

Village Capital’s Agriculture program brings together entrepreneurs from across the value chain in food and agriculture. We believe it’s very important that entrepreneurs are able to understand how they fit into the market more generally.

Lisa Curtis
Founder & CEO
Kuli Kuli Foods

As one of the startups in Village Capital’s program, I gained a ton of insight around how to better pitch Kuli Kuli. I also received some great advice on hiring, and lots of good connections. It was the best accelerator I’ve done.

Ag MENTORS

James Macon Closed Loop Capital
Mark Kahn Omnivore Partners
John Elstrott Whole Foods Market
Mary Shelman Harvard Business School
Gabriel Wilmoth Syngenta Ventures
Mary Berry The Berry Center

Ag COMMUNITIES

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