Investment Portfolio

Initial Investment
2019
Shareholding
16.7%
Description
FruitSpec provides accurate yield estimation and yield management software to the fruit value chain through their patented technology.
 
Mission
FruitSpec aims to assist fruit producers, packhouses and marketers to optimise fruit size, fruit quality and timing to maximise their selling prices.
Initial Investment
2021
Shareholding
30.0%
Description
Skudu is an online marketplace that connects farmers to input suppliers, offtakers, advisors, financiers, logistics providers and other product/service providers.
Mission
Skudu aims to improve farmers’ profitability by shortening the value chain, increasing their choices, improving their bargaining power and leveraging their data.

AgVentures Invests in Online Farmer Marketplace

AgVentures, Africa’s pioneering agrifood tech investor, recently acquired a stake in Skudu.  Consumers are spoiled for choice with online marketplaces but the same cannot be said for the buyers and sellers of agricultural inputs and produce. This market is ripe for...

AgVentures Invests in Online Farmer Marketplace

AgVentures, Africa’s pioneering agrifood tech investor, recently acquired a stake in Skudu.  Consumers are spoiled for choice with online marketplaces but the same cannot be said for the buyers and sellers of agricultural inputs and produce. This market is ripe for...

Jan Greyling joins AgVentures

Jan Greyling is joining AgVentures as analyst in January 2021. Jan holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Stellenbosch University and has published several academic papers and book chapters in agricultural development, policy, and technology. Jan worked as...

The future of fruit yield estimation

For years, the fruit industry have had to rely on conducting crop yield estimations through physical counting and extrapolating it to the entire crop. This method of yield estimation achieves inconsistent results. The ability to accurately estimate crop yields...

AgVentures is hiring!

AgVentures is hiring an analyst to assist us in unlocking Africa's agrifood potential by investing in and nurturing innovative and disruptive technologies.

Leading the African agrifood tech revolution

AgVentures, a South African based agrifood tech investment company, recently raised an anchor commitment of R100 million from Acorn Agri & Food, a leading South African agrifood business. This will assist AgVentures to pursue its vision of unleashing Africa’s...

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