THRIVE Top 50 AgTech and Top 50 FoodTech 2020

SVG Ventures-THRIVE is arguably the most important AgriFood innovation ecosystem in the world.  Comprised of top agriculture, food & technology corporations, universities, and investors the community has over 2,500 startups from 90 countries. Their goal is to accelerate agtech entrepreneurs to scale globally to solve the biggest challenges facing the food and agriculture industries. 

For the past three years, SVG Ventures compiled a list of the Top 50 AgTech growth stage companies and this year also introduced the Top 50 FoodTech companies. 

The report honours companies across eight different technology categories and twelve problem areas within agriculture and food and are the result of six-months rigorous research and analysis by the SVG Ventures team and various partners including Trimble, Land O’ Lakes, Wilbur Ellis, Kubota, Taylor Farms, National Pork Board, Elanco, Corteva Agriscience, E&J Gallo Winery, Valmont, Ernst & Young, Yamaha Motor Ventures, Driscoll’s Berries, JV Smith, and Wells Fargo.   

This annual report and ranking showcases leading global and Australian AgTech and FoodTech companies.To qualify a company must have received a minimum of series A funding, and have a product in market that is scaling. 

Top 50 companies in this year’s report were categorised into: Biotechnology, Controlled Environment Ag, Data Analytics & AI, IoT Software & Hardware, Robotics & Automation, Foodtech and Packaging Tech. 

Two Australian companies who made the list are vendors on AgTech Finder and can be found in the directory by searching for The Yield (and their product Sensing+), or Agriwebb.

THRIVE Top 50 AgTech: 

Data Analytics & AI: 
Farmobile, Farmers Business Network, Prospera Technologies, The Yield, Taranis, Resson, Semios 

IoT Software & Hardware: 
MagGrow, Stellapps, Advanced Animal Diagnostics, Agrosmart, Agriwebb, Arable Labs, CropIn, Solinftec, Agworld, Bushel, CropX, Fieldin  

Robotics and Automation:
ecoRobotix, Robotics Plus, Farmwise Labs 

Aerospacial & Drones: 
PrecisionHawk, Inc., Orbital Insight Inc. 

Controlled Environment Ag:
AeroFarms, BrightFarms, Bowery Farming, Gotham Greens, Plenty Inc., Infarm 

Biotechnology: 
AgBiome, Biotalys, Biome Makers Inc., BioConsortia, Benson Hill Biosystems, Ginkgo Bioworks, Indigo, PlantResponse, NewLeaf Symbiotics, TerViva, Terramera, Vestaron, Trace Genomics, Inari, ZeaKal, Inc, Zymergen, Provivi, Pivot Bio 

Other:
Enterra Feed, Growers Edge 

THRIVE TOP 50 FoodTech: 

Data Analytics & AI:
Afresh Technologies, WISErg Corporation, Winnow, FoodMaven, Imperfect Foods, Full Harvest, ICIX, Food LogiQ, Label Insight Inc, TasteWise, Brightloom, Ninjacart, Crowd Cow 

IoT Software & Hardware: 
Telesense, ProducePay 

Robotics & Automation:
Soft Robotics, Bossa Nova Robotics 

Biotechnology:
Agriprotein, SafeTraces, IdentiGEN, Ancera, Clear Labs, CMS Technology, Nuritas, Memphis Meats, Geltor, Noblegen, Impossible Foods, Perfect Day, Future Meat Technologies, Manus Bio, Clara Foods 

Foodtech:
Apeel Sciences, InnovoPro, MycoTechnology, Hinoman, Ripple Foods, JUST, Protifarm, DouxMatok, Good Catch, Soylent, Epogee, Sunfed, Myoko's Kitchen 

Packaging Tech:
TIPA CORP, Lactips, Hazel Technologies, BluWrap 

Other:
Farmer’s Fridge 

 

The full report can be accessed here.