ORIGINS

The Yield Lab formed in 2014 to address a lack of capital and support for early-stage agriculture technology companies. Agriculture innovation is essential in feeding a rising global population and accompanying demand.  Our founder, Thad Simons, brought together a group of former agribusiness executives to build a team that would provide capital and coaching to accelerate sustainable agtech companies.

 

Over forty portfolio companies, four cohorts, and four international accelerators later, we continue to grow and evolve to meet the need for agricultural innovation in order to sustainably feed the world.

We currently do this through our...


1. Accelerators - Each accelerator invests $100,000 in early stage agtech companies, provides network focused programming with a focus on customers, collaborators, and capital, and provides mentorship from our team of agribusiness experts.

2. The Yield Lab Institute  - The Institute strives to improve connectivity between agri-preneurs and relevant stakeholders. More information is available at theyieldlabinstitute.org

The Yield Lab enables entrepreneurs to sustainably revolutionize agrifood systems, globally. 

Entrepreneurs are our priority. 

 

We are creating opportunity through inspirational, independent innovation. 

 

MISSION & VISION

INSPIRATION
INDEPENDENCE
INNOVATION

We enable innovation by providing access to capital, customers & collaborators.

CAPITAL
CUSTOMERS
COLLABORATORS
Planet, people, and profit must be considered in order for our agrifood systems to improve sustainability.
PROFIT
PEOPLE
PLANET
True transformation will only occur when technology is available globally.