Ag Ventures Alliance made it as a finalist for Investor of the Year Award

In celebration for more and more kind-hearted individuals and businesses who support the Iowa Startup Ecosystem and continuously help it thrive, Clay & Milk announced the StartUp Iowa Awards. This year’s awards are as follows: Iowa StartUp of the Year; Investor of the Year; Accelerator of the Year; Entrepreneurial Support Organization of the Year; and Student Entrepreneur of the Year. …

Mark Hanna and his sons will combine their individual farm operations

Mark Hanna, an amazing business owner and Board Vice President of Ag Ventures Alliance, together with his equally amazing sons will unify their individual businesses to pave the way for Mark’s retirement. This transfer of assets will have all their equipment and land go into the LLC for their common goal of growing the operation for the future. Read more

Ag Ventures Alliance to Invest in Six Startup Companies

Ag Ventures Alliance, together with Innova Memphis and AgLaunch Farmer Network, announced six startup companies including ReEnvision Ag and LeafTech Ag to pitch for the full AgLaunch 365 Accelerator and in on-farm trials in 2021. Read more

Ag Ventures Alliance Portfolio Company Rantizo closed a $7.5 million Series A

Rantizo has just closed a $7.5 million Series A round led by Leaps by Bayer, with participation from a number of other agtech-focused investors – including Fall Line Capital, Innova Memphis, Lewis & Clark Ventures, KZValve, and Sukup Manufacturing. It brings the company’s total funding to date to $9 million. Launched in 2018, Rantizo’s software platform integrates with drones and …

Ag Ventures Alliance and Ag Startup Engine Invest in Continuum Ag

AMES, Iowa, November 12, 2020 – Ag Startup Engine (ASE), at the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, and Ag Ventures Alliance announced an initial $50,000 investment in Washington, Iowa based startup Continuum Ag, which gives farmers prescriptions for practices and products proven to work with biology – increasing soil health, removing guesswork, and facilitating a profitable transition to regenerative …

Two Ag Ventures Alliance Farmers to Sit on Row Crop Challenge Panel

Two Ag Ventures Alliance Farmers will sit on the panel for 2020 Row Crop Challenge Panel. Where nine early stage ag tech startups focusing on row crop innovations and sustainability will pitch to the panel for a spot in Phase Two of AgLaunch. Meet the two farmers from Ag Ventures Alliance who will sit on the panel. Mark is from …