Emmertech was built from an industry-first approach, with investors being some of Canada’s most innovative farmers, agribusiness owners and agriculturally-centered financial institutions. With proper access to early stage venture capital, Canada has become a global leader in agriculture innovation.
Emmertech has thrown out the Canadian playbook when it comes to venture capital, and rebuilt a new investment approach to fit the world of agtech. Agtech requires companies that can build highly reliable products that deliver an immediate return on investment to the farm and, as a result, they need investors to bet bigger and earlier then we typically see in the tech space. This is exactly what Emmertech plans to do – when we find a company we want to invest in, we’re going to invest big. Emmertech investments will mean more products are released to market that add significant value to the farm with a high degree of reliability.
The Fund is also a founding partner, alongside Cultivator powered by Conexus and Economic Development Regina, in the Agtech Accelerator. Through an accelerator program that runs once a year, selected companies will have access to resources, programming and funding they need to help them scale. The Agtech Accelerator is venture-capital backed by Emmertech, meaning each Canadian company selected to participate in the yearly cohort has the opportunity to receive an equity investment at intake – a first for an accelerator in Saskatchewan and Canada. Learn more about the Agtech Accelerator including how to apply here.
The need for agtech venture capital investment in Canada