The goal is to offer holders of AgTech intellectual property (IP) a novel option to commercialize their IP, and to offer syndicating AgTech investors a stream of compelling start-ups in which to invest. As a result, shareholder value is maximized by creating new companies focused on solving real market problems in the sector. Carrot puts novel technology in the hands of professional and experienced leadership, making sure companies are properly structured and financed.
“The Carrot company formation model provides a way to accelerate from start-up to market leadership very quickly, and we are excited to provide inventors with a third option as they consider commercializing their technologies”, said Warren Bergen, President, AVAC Ltd. “We are also very pleased that Canada’s leading agriculture lender, FCC, is partnering with us on this new approach to create Canadian AgTech companies.”
“Carrot Ventures is an innovative approach to AgTech commercialization in Canada,” said Rebbecca Clarke, FCC Vice President & Treasurer. “AVAC has developed a great team of experienced investment professionals and is a long-recognized venture investor in the technology space. We recognize the value of the Carrot Ventures model and the positive impact this fund can have on AgTech innovation”.