About AgCrowd

What We Do

AgCrowd is an investment platform for sophisticated and retail investors. We focus on the agricultural and energy sectors, supporting the most innovative companies that are shaping the world’s sustainable future.

You can invest in early-stage companies in return for shares in the companies you believe in. As a shareholder, you stand to profit should the company do well.

We provide highly vetted
investment opportunities that
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 to be focusing specifically on the
agricultural and energy sectors. Through AgCrowd’s platform
everyone has the opportunity to access exciting early-stage companies
with enormous growth potential.

Why We Do It

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

AgCrowd is building a world where food and energy no longer comes 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. Our environment is suffering and we need to produce more sustainably.

We want to enable you to invest in companies that are overcoming these challenges using innovative and long-lasting solutions. This is why 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 will enable 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.

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 agriculture, 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
that 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.