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FUND

The $50 million Graininnovate Fund established by the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) will invest 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 (2-page summary).

GrainInnovate's startup investments can be viewed on the portfolio page

 

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MANDATE

The Fund may invest in startups developing software, hardware or new business models applicable to Australia's grain growers. Click on report image (left) to read full overview of the GRDC 2018-2023 investment plan and key investment targets.

 

Areas of interest include:

  • Genetic tools  & technologies

  • Crop & environmental sensing

  • Grain storage logistics

  • Renewable technologies

  • Task automation

  • Crop protection technologies

  • Water & nutrient use efficiency

  • Crop management logistics

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MANAGER

The fund is managed by Artesian Venture Partners, Australia's largest and most active early stage venture capital firm. Artesian is a full stack venture capital firm focused on the Asia Pacific region with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Shanghai.

 

What 

the Fund

Offers

Seed Stage

At seed stage the fund will invest $25,000 - $100,000 in startups that meet the funds mandate and investment criteria and:

  • participate in, or are referred by, partner accelerators, incubators and university programs

  • are referred by industry / corporate partners or other VC firms

ANGEL STAGE

At angel stage the fund will invest $100,000 - $500,000 in startups that meet the funds mandate and investment criteria and:

  • were previously invested in, by the Fund, at seed stage

  • are referred by partner angel groups, accelerators, incubators and university programs

  • are referred by industry / corporate partners or other venture capital firms

 

SERIES A

At Series A the fund will invest $500,000 - $5 million in startups that meet the funds mandate and investment criteria and:

  • were previously invested in by the Fund, at seed and/or angel stage

  • are referred by industry / corporate partners or other VC firms

GROWTH STAGE

As a portfolio startup moves into its growth stage, the Fund will work with its partners including the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), industry bodies corporates, venture capital firms and other investors to facilitate further investment, distribution and partnership opportunities.

EXITS

The Fund will work with portfolio startups to identify potential exit opportunities, mergers and acquisitions via its broad network of industry contacts.

Meet The Team

jeremy Colless

Managing Partner

Artesian

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Robert Williams

DIRECTOR

ARTESIAN

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Ron Osmond

Head of Business Development - GRDC

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Fernando Felquer

Business Development & Commercialisation Manager - GRDC

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Why

Us

EXTENSIVE AgriFood Industry NETWORK

As a cornerstone investor in the Fund, the Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) provides access to the most extensive network of connections in the Australian grain industry including:

  • growers

  • logistic providers

  • research institutes

  • government authorities

  • corporates

  • industry bodies

GLOBAL VIEW WITH AN AUSTRALIAN FOCUS

The Fund is looking to invest in world-leading agrifood technology startups. Startups may be founded anywhere, but as part of the Fund's investment due diligence, startups will demonstrate their commitment to 

developing the profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers.

A TRUSTED PARTNER FROM SEED TO EXIT

The Fund is a seed-to-exit partner and investor for the world's best agrifood technology startup founders. Our aim is to deliver value via technical expertise, industry knowledge and networks, specialist advice and support. Our goal is to be a valued, trusted adviser assisting you to navigate through challenges and opportunities.

 

Contact

Us

SYDNEY

Level 4, 66 Hunter St

MELBOURNE

Level 1, 281 Brunswick St

FITZROY

NEW YORK

Level 6, 136 madison ave

SHANGHAI

Suite 2526, 5 Corporate Avenue, 150 HuBin Road

SINGAPORE

78 buxton road

LONDON

Suite 105, 51 Holland St,
W8 7JB

 

 

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