The Yield Lab St. Louis Announces 2017 Portfolio – by JR Wider
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI January 31, 2017 – The Yield Lab, the United States’ first food and agriculture technology (AgTech) accelerator, is pleased to announce new portfolio companies for the 2017 cohort.
Launched in 2015 by a group of Ag industry experts and executives, the Yield Lab has invested $2.3M in 15 AgTech companies from across the world. Selected companies receive $100,000 in funding and participate in a nine-month accelerator program. During the program the companies take part in hands-on training, mentoring, and networking opportunities with the agriculture institutions the St. Louis metro area and Midwest have to offer.
“Over the past three years we have reviewed 415 applications from all over the globe,” said Yield Lab Managing Director Thad Simons. “Finding a way to sustainably feed the world’s growing population is a human issue and we believe our new cohort will help immensely in the efforts to finding innovative production methods and technologies.”
In Summer 2016, the Yield Lab announced the launch of Yield Lab Ireland. This accelerator is based on