The foundation invested in Provivi to support the development and delivery of next generation crop protection products to address pests of relevance for small-scale producers in low-income geographies.
Program Areas: Agricultural Development
Press Release: AgBiome Awarded Phase II Grant to Combat Major Pest of African Subsistence Crops
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., September 12, 2019 — AgBiome, Inc., a leader in harnessing the plant microbiome, has received Phase II grant funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue the discovery of microbes that target sweetpotato weevils Read More
Hester Biosciences Africa Limited
Hester Biosciences Africa Limited (“Hester Africa”), a newly-formed Tanzanian company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hester Biosciences Limited (“Hester”), is building an animal vaccine manufacturing facility near Dar es Salaam. Hester has a 20-year track record manufacturing and distributing livestock Read More
CropIn is a Bangalore-based company developing software-as-a-service for agriculture enterprises to drive efficiency in farming operations. The primary use-case is for agriculture businesses (food processors, contract farming companies) whose field agents use CropIn’s SmartFarm mobile app to periodically track farm Read More
The Economic Times: Stellapps bags $14 million in a round led by Gates Foundation, others
By Shashwati Shankar May 31, 2018 BENGALURU: Omnivore-backed agritech startup Stellapps Technologies has raised $14 million in one of the largest equity funding rounds led by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and IndusAge Partners, among others. Bengaluru based Stellapps Technologies, Read More
Press Release: IndusAge, ABB, Gates Foundation invest in Bengaluru-based Stellapps
June 1, 2018 Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based Stellapps Technologies has received Series B investment round of $14 million led by IndusAge Partners and included new investors Qualcomm Ventures, ABB, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ABB has invested through its venture capital Read More
Stellapps is focused on the development of integrated software and hardware tools that allow dairy processors to manage their supply chains. The primary use case of the Stellapps’ technologies is at milk collection centers where individual SHFs sell their milk. Read More
Root Capital provides agricultural enterprises with the capital and training they need to unlock their potential and become engines of impact in rural communities.
ClinVet specializes in conducting clinical trials to understand and improve veterinary health products. With the help of the foundation, ClinVet was able to construct a new facility in Morocco to expand its capabilities to conduct trials for livestock products.
The Agtech Accelerator is a start-up incubator based in Research Triangle Park, NC focused on fostering entrepreneurship in agriculture, supported by a syndicate of investors, including ARCH Venture Partners, Flagship Ventures, Hatteras Venture Partners, Bayer CropScience, Syngenta Ventures, and others.