SVG Ventures | Thrive names 8th cohort

The selected 10 global companies will undergo a three-month program starting with a seed camp and attendance of the World Agri-Tech Summit.
SVG Ventures | Thrive named 10 global startups selected to join the eighth cohort, Thrive VIII, of its accelerator program.

SVG Ventures | Thrive, Silicon Valley, California, named 10 global startups selected to join the eighth cohort, Thrive VIII, of its accelerator program.

The 10 companies were selected from an applicant pool of more than 800 startups from across 78 countries. The selection process, conducted in collaboration with Thrive’s corporate partners, focused on startups’ potential impact on sustainability as well as commercial success.

The Thrive Accelerator Program combines an intensive startup curriculum with access to a multitude of resources including investment, access to corporates and investors and tailored mentorship from industry experts within Thrive’s network.

To date, Thrive has graduated a total of 83 startups through its award-winning program and these startups have created more than $1 billion in value. The program has been acknowledged as the No. 1 AgTech Accelerator by AgFunder and SVG Ventures has been recognized by Crunchbase as the Most Active AgTech Investor.

The 10 finalists, four from the U.S. and one each from Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Peru, Sweden and the U.K., will kick off their three-month accelerator program this month with an in-person seed camp in Silicon Valley and attendance at the World Agri-Tech Summit.

“Thrive VIII brings together a unique group of companies that are solving some of agricultures largest challenges. With support from our ecosystem, these companies can have a significant impact in the future,” says Evan Cohen, Thrive’s accelerator manager. “Thrive VIII will set these companies up for commercialization on a larger scale and we are thrilled to help them achieve that.”

The Thrive VIII Cohort is comprised of the following startups:

  1. Cattler Corporation from the U.S. is creating a way to digitize the cattle industry, making it more efficient and accountable by integrating data that is dispersed and underutilized in daily operations. It brings data from different third-party devices and systems, together under the same roof, providing the farmer with one dashboard into farm management.
  2. Food 4 All from Luxembourg is fighting food waste on a retail level by connecting surplus food about to be wasted to customers willing to buy these products at a discounted price.
  3. Haystack from the U.S. enables soil carbon market scalability by helping farmers and carbon markets quantify carbon accurately and cost-effectively.
  4. Iamus Technologies from Ireland has built a robotic and AI solution for the poultry industry that creates $10 billion in value while improving sustainability and animal welfare outcomes.
  5. Lupinta from Sweden is building an R&D driven food company using Lupin as the core ingredient.
  6. Muddy Machines from the U.K. is a versatile field robot platform with Green Asparagus harvesting as its first application while generating unique crop performance data.
  7. Pharm Robotics from the U.S. is creating a robotic injection system for the shot delivery process to increase herd health and decrease labor for dairy farms.
  8. SeedLinked from the U.S. is a seed innovation platform powered by thousands of grower reviews that fuel a prescriptive aggregated seed marketplace.
  9. SMAPP LAB from Hungary offers reliable pest pressure monitoring and forecasting. Less pesticide, more harvest, sustainable agriculture.
  10. Space AG from Peru has developed software that optimizes farm labor.

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