AgBiome is supported by a powerful syndicate of outstanding investors.

  • 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.
  • Innotech Advisors
  • Polaris Partners – Venture capital firm with passion for innovation that has relationships with outstanding visionaries principally in technology and healthcare.
  • Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund (Pontifax Ag Tech) – Pontifax AgTech is a pioneering growth capital investor in food and agriculture technology.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • Monsanto Growth Ventures – Venture capital arm of Monsanto that invests in companies with the potential to create new technologies for farmers.
  • Novozymes – Novozymes’ biosolutions increase industrial efficiency across the world and provide cost savings for our customers.
  • Syngenta Ventures – Venture capital arm of Syngenta that invests in companies with the potential to help growers around the world farm more productively.

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

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