Venture Capital Opportunities for Aussie Agritech Companies

November 27, 2020
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Venture Capital Opportunities for Aussie Agritech Companies

ADB Ventures are seeking pitches from Australia AgriTech companies to solve challenges in the Asia-Pacific

November 27, 2020
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Opportunities for Australian AgriTech to Access the Asia-Pacific with ADB Ventures

ADB Ventures, a newly established arm of the Asia Development Bank, is seeking pitches from Australian companies, including in the AgriTech sector, offering impact technology solutions that contribute to the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific. A webinar, 'Access emerging Asia-Pacific markets with ADB Ventures',will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 3:00 pm AEDT to introduce the practical steps companies can take to be chosen for 1 of only 15 competitive and exclusive pitching opportunities.

Australian SME's with commercialised and scaleable technology who believe their tech solution could solve one of the three target problems, climate-smart farming, connected supply-chains, and sustainable inputs and foods, should register here to learn more.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Scale your technology and diversify your market reach whilst delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific.

Do you have a capable management team that is looking for help identifying market expansion and scale up opportunities in Asia Pacific emerging markets? Do you clearly understand the opportunities, challenges and risks involved in entering these markets?

Come and hear from ADB Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Asian Development Bank on the opportunities to access support and investment. ADB Ventures (A$85m Fund) supports and invests in growth businesses with technologies that solve big problems in emerging Asia Pacific. It is primarily focused on technologies for climate mitigation, climate resilience, and gender impact in four verticals: cleantech and clean energy, agritech, inclusive fintech and insurtech, and healthtech.

This information session is aimed at Australian SMEs (valued at A$40m or less) with a commercialised scalable technology-based growth solution for emerging markets in:
• Inclusive and resilient clean energy
• Energy efficiency
• Circular economy
• Climate-smart farming
• Connected agricultural supply chains
• Sustainable agricultural inputs
• Remote healthcare
• Epidemic and infectious disease tracking
• Mobilisation of healthcare supplies for disasters and disease outbreaks
• Innovative green financing
• Climate-related insurtech

This session will specifically introduce ADB Ventures Seed & Labs, a platform that can help Australian entrepreneurs find beachhead markets in Asia Pacific by matching them with regional corporates for pilot projects. Australian entrepreneurs that already have commercial traction in Asia Pacific emerging markets will also learn how ADB Ventures can help them scale up through investment and ADB’s extensive operations and networks. Are you ready to pitch your technology solution and export capability?

Join us for this webinar to learn about the practical steps you can take to be chosen for 1 of only 15 competitive and exclusive pitching opportunities to ADB Ventures to take place in February / March 2021.

Questions can be directed to:
Brett Henderson
Growth Facilitator - Entrepreneurs’ Programme
Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources
M 0400 203 245| E brett.henderson@ep.industry.gov.au
www.business.gov.au/EP

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