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Agtech Industry and Technologies

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Royse AgTech offers a round table discussion with several prominent silicon valley agtech industry expert about emerging and promising Agtech advancements. (08/2016)

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Agtech Industry and Technologies

  1. 1. Agenda Moderator • Roger Royse, Royse Law Firm Participants • Sven Prochowski, VP IT Worldwide • Dr. Anja Schulz, VP Corp. Development • Peter Herrmann, VP Supply Management Worldwide • Erica Riel-Carden, Royse Law Firm • Alexander Hain, Head of Think Tank, Start Up Strategy • Amanda Pojanamat, Expert of Think Tank, Start Up Strategy • Matthias schmidt-Rex, CEo of Go Silicon Valley Association 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Presentation & Roundtable discussion 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm AgTech Pitches
  2. 2. Topics • Need For AgTech • AgTech Funding Sources • Types of AgTech • Royse Law AgTech Innovation Network • Round-Table Discussion AgTech Introduction Roger Royse @rroyse00
  3. 3. Need for Agriculture Technology  How to Feed 9.9 Billion by 2050?  Must Increase Ag production 70% (UN FAO)  a 100% increase in low and middle income countries  More output from fewer inputs
  4. 4. Global Agriculture Recognizing the Global Agriculture Community is Connected and Engaged Credit: mAgriculture: The Application of Mobile Computing to the Business of Farming
  5. 5. Funding Agriculture Technology • The agriculture technology market is still immature, most deals done at the seed stage • Funding Sources o Angels o VCs o Corporate Arms (Food and Tech) o Farmer-back Funds o Private Equity o Accelerators/Incubators o Universities o Government
  6. 6. Funding Agriculture Technology • 307 deals with 425 unique investors totaling $1.8 billion in the first half of 2016 • $4.6 billion 2015 total funding
  7. 7. AgTech Funding Examples CROWDFUND ING ACCELERAT ORS INVESTMENT FUNDS
  8. 8. Precision Agriculture • Allows farmers to determine when, where, and what to plant • Level of accuracy not previously possible • A Platform of Hardware and Software Technologies o Optimize efficiencies o Increase production o Capture useful data o Reduce agricultural inputs • Highly specific and automated applications
  9. 9. Big Data, Analytics, and IoT Monitor Sense Report Predict Execute • Companies are now collecting vast amounts of data to improve precision agriculture and predict farming trends • Data can be uploaded to the cloud providing farmers real-time information on their land and crops • Ownership, access, use, and control of ag data is a hot topic • Report times: Batch, Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Hourly, Near Real Time, Real Time “Push every acre to its maximum potential”
  10. 10. UAVs and Satellite Technology • Mass data collection • Surveying land and planting seeds • Enables better precision in the use of pesticides, fertilizer, and water • Competitive Recon
  11. 11. Trending Ag and Food Technologies Machine Learning – Satellite Imagery – Sustainable Protein – Big Data – Food Safety & Data Analytics –Gene Edited Crops – Robotics – Plant Sensors – Smart Farm Devices – Supply Chain & Analytics – eCommerce & Subscription Delivery – Farm to Business Marketplace & Platforms – Infrastructure – Community Building – Regulator Guidance – Waste Reduction & Monitoring – Robotics – Biological Crop Protection – Indoor Agriculture – Soil Health – Animal Tech – Product Procurement – Cellular Agriculture – Plant and Pest Identification –
  12. 12. Royse Law AgTech Innovation Network royseagtech.com
  13. 13. Royse Law AgTech Value Proposition • AgTech Domain Expertise • SV Corp, Tax, & Tech Law Practice • Local, National, & Global AgTech Communities • Multidisciplinary Teams Built to Provide Strategic Advice Royse Law AgTech Services Include: • IP Law • Licensing • Technology Transfer • Privacy & Security • Trademark Protection • Patent Prosecution • Employment Law • M & A • Tax • Regulatory Compliance • Securities • Product Liability
  14. 14. Round Table Discussion 1 of 2 - Why is Silicon Valley successful in producing so many entrepreneurial minds? - Actual trends and your views on them. - What are the major factors within a successful ecosystem for entrepreneurs? - How are you currently involved in the entrepreneurial system from an operational view? - How do you manage your tasks, considering so many opportunities in the valley? - How do you make investment decisions?
  15. 15. Round Table Discussion 2 of 2 - How do you get involved (the smart money factor)? - What kind of services do you / your company offer? - Are you actively looking for partnerships? If so, what kind? - What success factors do you see as the most important? - Regarding your own success (personal or investment), can you describe some details? - Can you tell us about major mistakes? - What could a potential future partnership look like?
  16. 16. Contact Us www.rroyselaw.com @RoyseLaw MENLO PARK 149 Commonwealth Blvd. Suite 1001 Menlo Park, CA 94025 LOS ANGELES 445 S. Figueroa St. 31st Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071 SAN FRANCISCO 135 Main Street 12th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 650-813-9700 rroyse@rroyselaw.com

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