About the Pitch Day
This year, World Agri-Tech teamed up with San Diego-based acceleration fund Radicle Growth to host the Pitch Day on Monday March 19. In an industry first, Radicle offered $250,000 investment to the winning company.
Following an open call for nominations which attracted over 150 entries from around the world, eight early-stage technology companies have been selected to showcase their solutions at the pre-summit Pitch Day in front of a group of high-ranking investors and agribusiness experts.
Congratulations to TradeLanes, who were announced as the winner on stage on Day 1 of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit on March 20. CEO Vijay Harrell presented in the Technology Showcase on March 21 to the full summit audience of over 900 agribusiness leaders.
Kirk Haney – CEO and Managing Partner of Radicle Growth
Arama Kukutai – Co-Founder and Partner of Finistere Ventures
Geoff Kneen – R&D Licensing and New Ventures Manager (North America) of Bayer CropScience
Dan Cosgrove – VP Business Development of DuPont Pioneer
Kiersten Stead – Investment Director for Monsanto Growth Ventures