Investor Overview

Syngenta Ventures is the corporate venture capital (VC) team of Syngenta, a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling farmers to make better use of available resources. Created in 2009, Syngenta Ventures was one of the first venture capital teams dedicated to agriculture. With an experienced team of investment professionals possessing more than 45 collective years of VC experience, Syngenta Ventures has established itself as one of the most active and knowledgeable agricultural investors. We have a diverse, global portfolio of companies that share the common theme of helping growers to be more profitable and positively impacting the future of agriculture. Syngenta Ventures is stage agnostic, from investing in seed rounds to larger growth equity rounds. We typically invest alongside other financial and corporate VC investors, and we avoid asking for any rights or options for Syngenta as we recognize the importance of having the interests of all shareholders aligned. We use our deep experience as investors and running commercial Ag businesses to work with our portfolio companies to help them maximize their potential value. We often take board or board observer roles, spending the time needed with the company and management to help them achieve their goals. Finally, we are connected into Syngenta, ranging from R&D to commercial teams, around the world. We can help our portfolio companies validate new products in field trials, increase market visibility, and share industry knowledge and contacts. While we encourage technical and/or commercial collaboration with Syngenta, these are negotiated by Syngenta and not connected to our investment. Linked to this, we maintain a strict firewall with Syngenta to protect any confidential information from being shared. We take this responsibility seriously and can provide references from our portfolio companies to demonstrate this.

Investment Preference

Series
Seed, Series A, Series B
Business Model
B2B
Offering Type
Hardware, Software

Investment Portfolio

2

Portfolio Companies

Startup

Operating Status

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

GreenEye Technology
Active
B2B
$7,000,000
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Phytech
Active
B2B
$41,500,000
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Investment Rounds History

3

Funding Rounds

$8M

Average Investment Round Amount

$6M -

$11M

Investment Round Size Range

Startup

Date Announced

Funding Round

Amount Raised

Investors

May 2020

$7M

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September 2017
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December 2015

$6M

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Investor Snapshot

Date Founded

2000

Investor Type

Corporate Venture Capital

No. of Investments

3

No. of Portfolio Companies

2

Average Funding Round Size

$8 Million

Largest Funding Round Size

$11 Million

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