Sustainable technology companies are meant to be solving the most important global food and energy problems, but they find it hard to access the right capital, knowledge & resources.
We are an investment platform which enables you to invest in innovative AgTech, FoodTech, BioTech & Renewable Energy companies.
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CEO of Sequoia Wealth Management. Previously Managing Director of Pulse Markets.
Responsible Manager & Director
Jill has a passion for crowdfunding and for assisting Australian entrepreneurs and innovators get their projects off the ground. She has a Masters in Environmental Science and has a strong interest in Australian agriculture and renewable energy. Jill has a finance background – she is a Chartered Accountant, has an MBA and has been a partner at KPMG and Deloitte. She is a director of the Crowdfunding Institute of Australia and of the Australian reward based crowdfunding platform ReadyFundGo. Jill sees AgCrowd as playing a key role in the Australian Ag eco-system as the sector moves towards becoming a $100bn industry by 2030.
Matt's vision is to create a world where every individual has the knowledge and ability to drive the technology that will impact their future. After a few years of working on James' family sheep farm and exploring the problems that agriculture and energy are facing, Matt saw AgCrowd as the perfect opportunity to improve capital, knowledge and resources into the sectors. Matt has a professional background in financial services, digital marketing, and kicked off his business career by building the global e-commerce store, Noggans. Matt studied Finance and Economics at The University of Sydney.
Nick’s upbringing in New Zealand fostered his passion for Agriculture and Sustainability. Nick has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics at The University of Sydney. Nick is currently an Institutional Banking Graduate at ANZ Bank and was previously an Intern in EY’s Advisory team. With recent technological accelerations increasing the viability of many green alternatives, Nick is driven to combat global environmental challenges through investment in Ag-Tech and Renewable Energy.
Head of Business Development
James is from a long line of farmers, managing a family sheep farm in NSW. He studied Agricultural Economics and Philosophy at The University of Sydney, where he grew his belief that private and profitable enterprises are the most effective way to have a positive impact on our environment. James is driven to get agricultural businesses the capital they need to make a difference, whilst giving power to investors for a more desirable social outcome.
The global population is expected to reach 9 billion people by 2050, and we need more food and energy. Resources are scarce, so we need to improve productivity and efficiency in order to produce more sustainably. Research shows that sustainable technology is the solution, but these sustainable technology companies cannot access the capital they need to launch, develop, and grow. This is why we are building a platform with the aim of improving funding, connectivity and direction for the Agricultural and Energy sectors.
AgCrowd's investment platform uses equity crowdfunding, enabling sustainable technology companies to raise capital from all types of investors.
'Equity crowdfunding' is the use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance an early-stage unlisted company. Investors, typically retail investors, receive equity in return for their capital contribution.
Our investors include retail (everybody) and wholesale (sophisticated & institutional) investors.
This is the first step in launching our sustainable venture fund for the Agriculture and Energy sectors.
Why we are challenging Australia's foundational sector
With rapid population growth, rising production needs to align with reduced emissions.
Global warming needs to be limited to 2 degrees celcius by the century end. Australia is the highest per capita C02 emitter in the world.
Australia's 'National Productivity Plan' sets the goal for Australia to attain at least 50% of renewable electricity generation by 2030, but this plan has inadequate funding.
To achieve these goals, AgCrowd will leverage Australia's optimal climatic conditions, spatial availablility, proximity to Asia and world-class research in opening the energy market to retail investors.
The Earth's population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and food supply needs to increase by 60% to meet global demand.
85% of the increase will come from Agricultural-Technology (AgTech) and Food Technology (FoodTech) improvements.
Australia significantly lacks funding. Less than 1% of government funding is allocated towards agriculture.
AgCrowd enables the agricultural industry to access funding from retail investors, a enormous market of funds previously closed-off to the industry.
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