With a growing population starting to push against resource limits, the world needs to start looking for smarter, more productive ways of producing food and other agricultural products. The key to this endeavor is science and technology. Canada has been a leader in developing breakthroughs in agricultural technology and stands to play a major role in feeding the world. To do so, however, new firms with new ideas need capital funding to grow.
To provide that capital, as well as the connections, partnership, and mentoring that agriculture technology firms needs to succeed, AVAC Ltd. is there. AVAC is a Canadian venture investor with over 16 years of experience and deep knowledge of the opportunities that exist in multidisciplinary technologies, bringing new innovations to the world market while maximizing exit value for their investors.
Recently AVAC established Verdex Capital as its primary agricultural investing arm. Partnering with Finistere Ventures, a top-tier US ag tech investor, the two will manage Finistere FVII Fund. In addition they manage an early-stage venture capital fund-of-funds investment pool and the Accelerate Fund, an angel co-investment fund.