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Agriculture Technology Funding and Finances


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Roger Royse, the founder of Royse Agtech, hosts an annual Agtech conference in the Silicon Valley. Roger offers his insights into AgTech funding at the 2nd Annual CITRIS Agricultural Technology Fair

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Agriculture Technology Funding and Finances

  1. 1. CITRIS 2nd Annual Agricultural Technology Fair
  2. 2. Presented by: IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: To ensure compliance with the requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any tax advice contained in this communication, including any attachment to this communication, is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of (1) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (2) promoting, marketing or recommending to any other person any transaction or matter addressed herein. Roger Royse @rroyse00
  3. 3. Funding Agriculture Technology • The agriculture technology market is still immature, with most deals done at the seed stage • In 2012, agriculture technology companies raised about $100 million resulting from 40 deals • In 2015, 526 agtech funding deals raised $4.6 billion • In 2016, $3.2 billion in 580 deals
  4. 4. ANNUAL FINANCINGS 2010-2016 • Agtech investment dropped 30% in 2016 year-over-year after exponential growth forthree consecutive years, butremains above2014 levels. • The pullback infunding reflected declinesin bioenergy, drone technologyand food delivery investment. • It follows a 10% decline across the global venture capital markets after record-breaking highs in 2015 for both the global VC markets ($141bn) and the agtechsector. $0.4 $0.5 $0.5 $0.9 $2.4 $4.6 $3.2 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Financing in Billions
  6. 6. Accelerators and Incubators • Corporate (Bayer Radicle) • Maker Space (Make in LA, Farm 2000) • Industry (WGA) • Foodcentric (Future Food Center) • Sustainability and Impact • AgTech (Royse Agtech)
  7. 7. Conferences and Events
  8. 8. Royse AgTech Innovation Network