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GrainCorp Ventures

Investing in start-ups to drive the future of sustainable agriculture and food production

About GrainCorp Ventures

From sensors to biotechnology, emerging technologies are fundamentally transforming agriculture.

GrainCorp Ventures is the Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) arm of GrainCorp, a diversified Australian agribusiness.

We are committed to supporting innovative start-ups seeking to shape the future of Australian agriculture and food production.

 

Our Focus

Leveraging 100+ years of delivering value and expertise to Australian growers, GrainCorp Ventures seeks to actively identify and invest in early-stage start-ups across AgTech, animal nutrition and food innovation.

Our focus spans four key investment areas:

Analytics and optimisation

Optimising the value and quality of agricultural commodities from the farmgate.

Smart supply chains

Driving increased value across the agricultural supply chain.

 

 

Biotechnology

Improving crop production and sustainability outcomes.

Sustainability & circular economy

Reducing the carbon footprint of agricultural commodities from the farmgate to point of consumption.

Investment criteria

GrainCorp Ventures seeks to invest minority stakes in Seed, Series A or Series B start-ups, aligned to our four investment domains.

The scope of investment ranges from $500,000 to $4 million in bold start-ups developing software, hardware and/or new business models that benefit Australian agriculture and food production.

GrainCorp Ventures is proudly supported by Artesian Venture Partners, Australia’s largest and most active early-stage venture capital firm and a leader in agri-food innovation investment.

Artesian specialises in supporting corporations, government organisations and industry investors to drive mutual value creation through partnership with transformational start-ups.

Why partner with us?

As a leading Australian agribusiness and processing company, GrainCorp connects you to a diverse world of opportunities and expertise.

We’re the largest grain storage and handling business in east coast Australia and the number one edible oil processer and oilseed crusher in ANZ. Meanwhile, our processing businesses produce foods, feeds and renewable feedstocks.

Whether it’s investing in disruptive commodity testing technology through our investment with AgTech company, Hone, or eco-friendly animal feed from Australian seaweed through our investment in FutureFeed; we back clever ideas and skilled teams to lead innovation and sustainable agriculture.

Enduring relationships with 12,000+ growers

Our deep relationships with 12,000 growers and producers in east coast Australia have been built across the last 100 years.

Access to an extensive customer network and markets

We proudly connect growers with domestic and international customers in over 50 countries worldwide, while our integrated operations span four continents.

Diversified assets and business portfolio

Our high-quality infrastructure and processing assets handle a wide range of grains, pulses and oilseeds to produce edible oils, Agri-Energy components and animal feeds, and other food production products.

Global footprint with an Australian focus

While we have created a world-class global supply chain, Australian agriculture is at the heart of what we do.

Grow together with us to build a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.

Contact us.

From Sydney to Swaffham and Calgary to Coonamble, we are a key partner for growers.

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