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2018 shortlist for AgFunder Innovation Awards

The most sought-after Awards in agriculture, the annual AgFunder Innovation Awards, will be presented on March 20 at the renowned World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco.

The AgFunder Innovation Awards seek to recognize the pioneering companies driving today’s agri-food industry forward.

Now in their second year, the Awards celebrate excellence in three sectors: Farm Tech, Supply Chain Tech and Retail & Consumer. There is also a special award for the Most Valuable Agri-food Tech Accelerator Program.

Each sector is broken down into four categories:
• Most Innovative US Startup Pre-Series A
• Most Innovative US Startup Series A and Beyond
• Most Innovative International Startup Pre-Series A
• Most Innovative International Startup Series A and Beyond

The winners are peer-selected by the global agri-food community, from a shortlist put forward by a nomination committee of leading agri-food tech investors, including:
• Kiersten Stead, Managing Director at Monsanto Growth Ventures
• Eric O’Brien, Managing Director at Fall Line Capital
• Seana Day, Partner at The Mixing Bowl and Better Food Ventures
• Matt Plummer, Principal at The Yield Lab and Cultivation Capital

Voting is now open: You can view all 66 shortlisted candidates and vote for your favourites here:

The deadline for voting is Friday February 23, 2018.

The winners will be exclusively announced at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, an annual meeting of over 600 international agtech executives, investors and entrepreneurs in San Francisco.

The nominees will be hoping to repeat the success of last year’s shortlist - in 2017, AgFunder awarded 23 startups across five categories. Since then those winners have raised over $650 million, including one of the year’s largest rounds, a $110 million Series D for Farmers Business Network and Blue River Technology - winner of the Most Innovative US Startup Series A and Beyond category was acquired by strategic heavyweight John Deere.

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