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Investing in start-ups to drive the future profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers

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.

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GrainInnovate: what's happening

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Startups to power grain productivity and sustainability
13 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.

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Capital fund at the forefront of industry advancement
16 Feb 2022

How does GRDC’s part-owned venture capital fund GrainInnovate work, and are growers getting value for their investment?

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Hope springs from GrainInnovate pipeline
19 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.

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Investment approach to fast-track solutions to grain growers' challenges
17 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.

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