AVAC Group has launched Carrot to identify and direct the formation of Ag Tech companies and attract their leaders.
- Are you aware of an agricultural technology that needs to you to lead it?
- Do you have extensive industry and commercialization experience?
- Do you have time and energy to start and build an innovative Ag Tech company?; and
- Do you need capital to help generate co-investment interest?
If so, we want to form a company with you. We will evaluate opportunities with you and may be able to form a company that brings new agriculture technologies to market. We seek:
- Your entrepreneurial talent to both lead and build a company, and share in the success.
- Your knowledge of real world agricultural problems and your desire to solve them.
Fund of Funds
Currently invested in five national venture capital funds
Helping to bridge the critical investment gap between innovative ideas and commercial business success
Warren brings a breadth of experience that spans start-up and growth stage sales and marketing, finance, and venture capital investment. His background is a highly relevant blend of entrepreneurship and early-stage investment know-how spanning angel, venture capital, and public markets.
Mark has directed venture capital and investment financing for a broad range of early-stage technology companies for the past 20 years. His sectors of investment expertise span the agriculture value chain, complemented by internet-powered and related software businesses, manufacturing, and life science.
Jim joined AVAC as an investment manager in 2006. He has published over 100 patents, book chapters, full articles, and abstracts in the area of gastrointestinal physiology and animal models of infectious disease, thus lending an extensive background in life sciences. Jim’s focus areas include biotechnology, medical devices, and agricultural technology.
Martin is passionate about building technology companies and working with the entrepreneurs behind them. His areas of expertise include leadership, combined with functional expertise and experience in general business management, technology commercialization, governance, and investment transactions.
Ingrid is responsible for deal sourcing and due diligence pertaining to Canadian Ag Tech opportunities. Located in Toronto, Ontario, Ingrid acts as the AVAC Group point of contact in Eastern Canada. Ingrid actively monitors trends and drivers in the Ag Tech sector to enable the AVAC team to identify investment opportunities with potentially disruptive technologies.