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The Yield Lab North America

Launched in 2014, the Yield Lab North America, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is the original Yield Lab branded accelerator. This accelerator invests $100,000 into early-stage technology companies that revolutionize agricultural and food systems to sustainably provide for the world.  The Yield Lab St. Louis has invested $2.5M to date into its portfolio companies, which have since gone on to raise over $70M. 


The Yield Lab North America programming will meet 5 times a year over the course of the 2020 calendar year, starting in late February. Programming sessions run for two days and take place in St. Louis, Missouri. During this time, companies will be guided through a uniquely developed accelerator program designed to leverage the agriculture assets of the American Midwest. Yield Lab programming places an emphasis on providing access to customers, collaborators, and capital. Each company will be assigned a dedicated Yield Lab Managing Director to guide them through the course of programming and beyond.


The Yield Lab North America has an affinity network extending across the world to help each portfolio company in its pursuit of growth. The Yield Lab Accelerator is no longer accepting applications for the 2020 year. However, we do sometimes make off-cycle investments.