AgBiome is supported by a powerful syndicate of outstanding investors.

  • Polaris Partners – Venture capital firm with passion for innovation that has relationships with outstanding visionaries principally in technology and healthcare.
  • ARCH Venture Partners – Premier provider of seed and early stage venture capital for technology firms, with a special competence in co-founding and building firms from start-up.
  • Harris and Harris Group – Venture capital company specializing in nanotechnology and microsystems that operates as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live healthy, productive lives.  Further information can be found at
  • The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) – UTIMCO is a 501(c)(3) external investment management corporation formed to oversee investments for The University of Texas and Texas A&M Systems.  Created in March 1996, UTIMCO was the first external investment corporation formed by a public university system.
  • Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund (Pontifax Ag Tech) – Pontifax AgTech is a pioneering growth capital investor in food and agriculture technology.
  • Innotech Advisors

AgBiome has 3 strategic investors. These firms receive no special rights for their equity investments.

  • Monsanto Growth Ventures – Venture capital arm of Monsanto that invests in startup companies with the potential to create new technologies for farmers.
  • Syngenta Ventures – Venture capital arm of Syngenta that invests in early-stage companies with the potential to help growers around the world farm more productively.
  • Novozymes

AgBiome also engages in research and development partnerships for trait and biological product development.

  • Syngenta – Research partnership to develop specific traits in specific crops
  • Genective – Research partnership to create novel insect-resistant crops
  • Multiple undisclosed partnerships