The agtech entrepreneurship and investment community, which is largely located in urban areas and focused on valuations and lines of code, is too disconnected from the agricultural industry it's trying to disrupt.
Our mission is to connect the agtech and agriculture communities by digging in to the "so what" of agtech. We profile innovators working at the intersection of agriculture and technology. We demystify emerging technologies, explore the implications of increased venture funding for agtech startups, and talk to farmers about what’s really adding value (or not) on farm.
Dr. Jaci Brown is a Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO, and an expert in weather and climate science. In this episode, we discuss how researchers are working to better understand end users and agtech startups.
Brooke is a digital agriculture manager for McGregor Gourlay. On this episode, she discusses drones, working with startups, and personal relationships in AgTech.
Allison Kopf is the CEO and Founder of Agrylst, a software company providing indoor farmers with a virtual agronomist. Allison is a veteran in this industry, and an advocate for more women in agtech.
Kevin Heikes is an agtech veteran with a new idea for how to improve agriculture and the farmer’s bottom line using technology.
Seana Day brings experience in technology, finance, and agriculture to the agtech space where she is raising a fund, exploring the livestock space, and more.
Dr Rosie Bosworth is an investor, storyteller and food futurist from New Zealand. In this episode, we discuss the rise of alternative protein and the industry’s response.
Nathan Dorn is an agtech entrepreneur with a long career in the agriculture industry. In this episode, we discuss the future of robotics, how ag has changed in the last 100 years, and just how important it is to know the problem you’re solving.
Tony Holt, Partner at Square Peg Capital, is now an agtech investor after announcing that Sydney-based agtech startup AgriDigital joined their portfolio in early 2018. In this episode, recorded at the Sydney AgTech Meetup, Tony discusses this investment and their views on agtech in general.
Bruce Finney is the Executive Director of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation. The CRDC invests in research, development and extension to improve productivity and profitability for Australia’s 1250 cotton growers.
Doug Fitch is the CEO of AgWorld, a global farm management platform that provides an integrated and centralized software solution for data collection and decision-making. We talk about data standardisation, global expansion, and investing in your team.
Renée Vassilos is an Ag Economist, who's started her own consultancy to help growth-stage agribusinesses. Last month, Renee and I set out on a ten day, whirlwind trip through the midwest of the U.S. to explore the intersection of ag and agtech. Here's a bit on what we learned.
Chris Sounness is the CEO of Birchip Cropping Group, where he's working to ensure the future productivity and competitiveness of Australian agriculture through digitization and improved ag + agtech engagement.
Trent Loos is a 6th generation rancher from Nebraska and the host of two radio programs where he helps people understand where their food comes from, and the stories of the people who produce it.
Sam Marwood is a social entrepreneur committed to rebuilding regional communities and helping more people realize their dream of becoming a farmer.
Zack Armen, formerly a senior associate at venture development firm Flagship Pioneering, is currently Director of Business Development at Incredible Foods. In this episode Zack talks about Flagship's unique model for commercialization, the intersection of foodtech an agriculture, and how VCs look at agtech.
Welcome to season two of the Bushtech Podcast! We kick off this season with a serial entrepreneur, Matthew Pryor, who is one of very few agtech founders with a successful exit.
Airlie Trescowthick, Founder of Farm Table, shares her journey into agtech, her passion for helping farmers, and what it's like to launch a product before it's ready.
Nick Addison, CTO of AgriDigital, gives us a lesson in blockchain 101 and the "so what" for agriculture.
In this episode, Sam Trethewey, General Manager of SproutX, digs in to the agtech landscape in Australia, how farmers can get involved, and low hanging fruit of innovation for Agriculture.
In this episode, Kevin Baum, CEO of AgriWebb, shares his hard-earned lessons for creating and selling an agtech product, and building an agtech company.
Professor Salah Sukkarieh, or Dr. Robot, on robots in agriculture and what it means for the future of education, food, regional communities, and the environment.
Olympia Yarger farms maggots. And crickets. And mealworms. Her company, Goterra, is using technology to create a new and protein-focused farming industry...based on insects!
Phil Morle on the Deep Tech opportunities for agtech, and how Main Sequence Ventures is looking to spend $200M.
Richard Heath on data standards, new research models, and who's solving Australia's connectivity challenges.
So, we're going to start an agtech podcast, hey?