The GrainInnovate Fund
Established by the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) and managed by Artesian Venture Partners, GrainInnovate is an early stage investor in start-ups that will drive the future profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers. GrainInnovate invests from seed to Series A/B in start-ups from Australia, and globally, that can create solutions for Australian grain growers for a better tomorrow.
GrainInnovate: what's happening
Startups to power grain productivity and sustainability13 Jul 2023
The GrainInnovate venture capital fund is a joint endeavour between Artesian Venture Capital and GRDC driving the development of new agtech for the profitability and sustainability of the Australian grains industry. To date 21 start-up companies – with interests ranging from farm connectivity to digital agriculture, weather risk management, biosecurity, and field robots – have received investments.
Capital fund at the forefront of industry advancement16 Feb 2022
How does GRDC’s part-owned venture capital fund GrainInnovate work, and are growers getting value for their investment?
Hope springs from GrainInnovate pipeline19 Apr 2021
GRDC's GrainInnovate Fund has seen a big jump in the number of start-up businesses in the pipeline for support. The fund invests in start-ups – from “seed to growth stage” – to help drive the future profitability and sustainability of Australia’s grain industry.
Investment approach to fast-track solutions to grain growers' challenges17 Jun 2020
A new investment approach is designed to add value to GRDC's traditional funding pathways by encouraging collaboration and engagement with the ag-tech sector.