YaraGerminate is our corporate venture capital fund that invests in start-ups and innovative early ventures which share our mission to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet.
We believe we can add smart money and additional value to our portfolio companies through our extensive industry network, global presence and experience within agriculture.
We are hands-on, active investors that aim to support and collaborate with our portfolio companies to see them generate superior returns.
We are on the look-out for early-stage ventures with brilliant ideas. A scalable business model and a clear growth strategy are crucial. The venture must have strong backing from other investors or partners along with immense ambition to build global success. We are keen to partner with start-ups in the following areas:
PlantResponse is a plant biotech company specializing in plant innate immunity, drought and stress tolerance, and nutrient use efficiency.
Their scouting platform utilizes their expertise in the science of plants to understand key crop challenges and develop sustainable solutions to address those challenges, to help farmers achieve the best possible results across a wide range of crops.