About AgCrowd

What We Do

AgCrowd is an investment platform for agriculture and energy. We enable retail and eligible sophisticated and professional investors to invest in the most innovative companies that are shaping the world’s sustainable future.

We enable you to invest in return for shares in the companies you believe in.

The investment opportunities we provide
pass through AgCrowd’s
due diligence process and
have a strong focus on delivering
both financial and social returns.

These investment opportunities have traditionally been limited
to established affluent investors and venture capitalists.
This is made possible from a change to the Australian
Corporations (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017.

We are the only platform focused specifically on the
agricultural and energy sectors. Through AgCrowd’s platform
everyone has the opportunity to access exciting companies
and alternative assets with high growth potential.

Why We Do It

We are committed to supporting the next generation of innovative companies that are shaping the world’s sustainable future.

AgCrowd envisage a world where food and energy no longer come at such a great environmental cost. With the global population expected to grow to 9.8 billion by 2050, the world needs more food and energy.

We enable you to invest in companies that are overcoming these challenges using innovative and long-lasting solutions. We built a platform to give you the opportunity to support them and have a share in their future successes.

Who We Are

Matthew Hinds

Managing Director

Matt is passionate about technology and how it can transform the lives of people, enabling us to produce food and energy more efficiently and at a lower environmental cost. Matt has a strong background in financial services and digital marketing, and holds a degree in finance and economics from the University of Sydney.

Jill Storey

Director & Responsible Manager

Jill spent over 25 years as a partner at Deloitte, KPMG and Arthur Andersen. Jill has a Masters in Environmental Science, an MBA and is a Chartered Accountant. Jill first moved into crowdfunding in 2012 with her platform Inspire a Star and has continued to grow her impact across several platforms, predominantly as the CEO of ReadyFundGo.

James Kilby

Head of Projects

James is passionate about leading innovative changes in agriculture that are driving productivity growth. James is from a long line of farmers and holds a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney.

Nick Thyne

Head of Operations

Nick is driven to combat environmental challenges through investment in agricultural and energy technologies. He has experience in institutional banking at ANZ, consulting at EY and holds a degree in finance and economics from the University of Sydney.

Hamish McCathie

Responsible Manager

Hamish has over 20 years’ experience in equity markets and financial advisory. Hamish is currently the CEO of Sequoia Wealth Management and has previously been the Managing Director and Responsible Manager of Pulse Markets.


Will Taing

AgTech & FoodTech

Will is passionate about emerging tech with scalable impact across the Asia-Pacific region. He co-founded Beanstalk AgTech, a challenge led innovation company aiming to solve mega challenges in our agriculture and food system. Will is also on the Advisory Panel for AgriFutures Australia.

Colin Liebmann

Renewable Energy

Colin is an experienced executive in the renewable energy and engineering sectors. He has successfully developed several hundred MegaWatts of solar and wind projects. Colin has experience with starting new businesses, creating market entry strategies and new business development.

Marcelo Ulvert

Sales & Marketing

Marcelo and his business partner Malcolm successfully built and sold Cohort Global to ASX-listed Pureprofile. A commercial innovator, Marcelo has a proven ability to drive strategic partnerships with blue chip brands, and conceptualise and develop mutually profitable relationships across a global client base.

Malcolm Treanor

IT & Data

Malcolm managed the technical side of Cohort Global alongside Marcelo. A globally recognised leader in the field of data, Malcolm has spent over 25 years in all areas of data with a particular focus on product invention, creation and execution.

Clare Havens

Investor Relations & ESG

Clare is an experienced financial services professional with a background in equity research, investor relations and ESG at UBS and NAB. Clare is a Special Advisor to the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia and is passionate about impact investment that aims to tackle the challenges of climate change.

How We Got Here

AgCrowd was founded in 2017 by Matt Hinds, James Kilby and Nick Thyne. Between us, we have
combined experience in agriculture, financial services, institutional banking and digital
marketing. Jill Storey and Hamish McCathie joined our team in early 2018, and brought decades
of expertise across equity capital markets, accounting, financial services and crowdfunding.

Joining us is a growing team of advisors and mentors who are experts in agri, agtech, foodtech, sustainability, energy, technology, finance and marketing. Our advisors and mentors share a passion for growing the next crop of world-changing companies.

We have also partnered and established strong relationships with accelerators and a range of related organisations to ensure that we provide a supportive network to each and every company on AgCrowd’s platform. We provide our companies with the best resources to support their growth and execute their vision.

With our core team
aligned, our vision is to
build a global ecosystem
which supports
innovative companies
which are shaping the world's
sustainable future.
We are determined to make it easier for companies to access the capital and resources necessary to change the world and solve the most important food and energy problems on a global scale.


Crowd-sourced funding is risky. Issuers using this facility include new or rapidly growing ventures. Investment in these types of ventures is speculative and carries high risks. You may lose your entire investment, and you should be in a position to bear this risk without undue hardship. Even if the company is successful, the value of your investment and any return on the investment could be reduced if the company issues more shares. Your investment is unlikely to be liquid. This means you are unlikely to be able to sell your shares quickly or at all if you need the money or decide that this investment is not right for you. Even though you have remedies for misleading statements in the offer document or misconduct by the company, you may have difficulty recovering your money. There are rules for handling your money. However, if your money is handled inappropriately or the person operating this platform becomes insolvent, you may have difficulty recovering your money. Ask questions, read all information given carefully, and seek independent financial advice before committing yourself to any investment.