Our Story

The Yield Lab was founded in September 2014 to sustainably increase the global food supply and reduce inputs to agricultural production and distribution.  The Yield Lab stemmed from the need for tailored resources to enable agriculture technology entrepreneurship.


The Yield Lab invests in critical areas, including:

  • Crop Production/Protection
  • Animal Health, Nutrition and Wellness
  • CleanTech and Sustainables
  • Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Food Ingredients
  • Precision Agriculture, Data and Information Technology


The Yield Lab is headquartered in St. Louis. The Yield Lab accelerators invest $100,000 into 6-8 companies per accelerator per year.  In addition to investment, the Yield Lab organizes a business development accelerator program, which has helped Yield lab portfolio companies raise over $30 million in follow on capital.


To sustainably increase the world food supply and to reduce inputs to agriculture production.


Yield Lab Funding


We offer $100,000 in funding to our companies to help cultivate their Success.

Yield Lab Mentoring


We sow the seeds to create an invaluable relationship with a mentor who has a long history of success in the agriculture industry.

Global Networking

Our global network provides beachheads to new markets as your company grows.

North America

Rooted in St. Louis, you are surrounded by agriculture through, farmers, agribusiness, and the latest research in biotechnology.


Based in Galway, Ireland, you have access to the stakeholders in the countries’ strong agricultural economy surrounded by a supportive tech entrepreneurship ecosystem.


No one better understands the need for innovation on the farm than the producers. We include these stakeholders in our programming and connect individual portfolio companies with relevant growers.