Emmertech is a $60 million venture capital fund focused on agtech and agribusiness innovation. It was built from an industry-first approach, with investors being some of Canada’s most innovative farmers, agribusiness owners and agriculturally-centred financial institutions. With proper access to early stage venture capital, Canada can become a global leader in agriculture innovation.
We have thrown out the Canadian playbook when it comes to venture capital and have rebuilt a new investment approach to fit the world of agtech.
Agtech requires companies that can build highly reliable products that deliver an immediate return on investment to the farm and as a result, they need investors to bet bigger and earlier then we typically see in the tech space. This is exactly what Emmertech does – when we find a company we want to invest in, we’re going to invest big.
Emmertech investments will mean more products are released to market that add significant value to the farm with a high degree of reliability.
Emmertech brings together key ag leaders from across Canada that believe Canadian agtech will flourish in smaller ecosystems. Investors of the fund are critical players and stakeholders in Canadian agriculture, ranging from farmers with boots on the ground and agribusiness to ag-focused insurance companies and specialty lenders & insurers anchored in agricultural communities. We are also proudly supported by Innovation Saskatchewan with a $15M commitment to the fund and ongoing support.