Emmertech is a $60 million venture capital fund focused on agtech and agribusiness innovation. It was built on an industry-first approach with our investors being some of Canada’s most innovative farmers, agribusiness owners and agriculturally-centered financial institutions. We believe with proper access to capital Canada can become a global agtech leader. 

Why agtech?

Global demand for food continues to rise with an estimated 3 billion more mouths to feed by 2050.  

While agriculture has radically transformed in the last 100 years, the industry continues to face challenges to meet the world’s demand for food. With proper access to capital Canada is well positioned to become a global leader in agtech innovation. 

 

 

Man in his 30s in a tractor on the farm. It is seeding time in the spring. There are many monitors to his right, this is a hi-tech farming operation.

Our approach

We have thrown out the Canadian playbook when it comes to early stage investing. We believe agtech founders need investors to bet bigger and earlier then we see in the tech space. Emmertech provides founders with proper access to capital to help them grow. 

Fund network

Emmertech brings together key agribusiness leaders from across North America. Our Limited Partners include key stakeholders in the agricultural ecosystem, from boots-on-the-ground farmers to large multinational agribusiness leaders. We are proudly supported by Innovation Saskatchewan through a $15M commitment to the fund and ongoing support. 

Where we invest?

We invest from seed to series B with a special focus on ‘where technology meets the farm’.

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Portfolio companies

Emmertech is a founding partner, alongside Cultivator powered by Conexus and Economic Development Regina, in the Agtech Accelerator. An accelerator program providing select companies with access to resources, programming and funding they need scale.

Each company selected to participate in the yearly cohort has the opportunity to receive an equity investment at intake – a first for an accelerator in Saskatchewan and Canada.

Learn more here

Recent news

The Ground Truth Ag field trial team on a farm near Holdfast, Saskatchewan in August 2022.

November 29, 2022|Agtech, News, Portfolio company news

Ground Truth Agriculture Inc. closes $4 million seed round

Ground Truth Agriculture Inc. announced the close of a $4 million seed round. The funding round was led by Conexus Venture Capital Inc. and includes $2 million from its agtech-focused Emmertech fund.

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November 24, 2022|Agtech, News

Opinion: War and COVID-19 are boosting Canadian agriculture tech – but policy needs fixing

Emmertech Managing Directors, Sean O’Connor and Kyle Scott, highlight tailwinds in the Canadian agtech space in a recent article published in the Globe and Mail. We have a generational opportunity to lead the world in one of our most critical industries by investing in innovation and not stifling with counter-productive policy.

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Lucent Announcement

November 7, 2022|Agtech, News

Saskatchewan farmers embracing locally developed agtech

CBC News discusses how Saskatchewan has become a hub for emerging agtech, speaking with several industry leaders, agtech founders, and farmers.

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October 27, 2022|Agtech, News, Portfolio company news

AGTECH ACCELERATOR Cohort 1 yield incredible success

The AGTECH ACCELERATOR shared the results of its inaugural cohort, which saw unprecedented success, in the first half of 2022! The AGTECH ACCELERATOR brings together both agriculture and technology to accelerate the growth of Canadian agtech startups built to solve global problems.

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Image of smartphone with BarrelWise app on screen scanning a wine barrel

August 22, 2022|Agtech, News, Portfolio company news

BarrelWise announces $3.1 million seed investment led by Conexus Venture Capital

Vancouver-based company, BarrelWise Technologies Ltd., announces the close of a seed funding round of $3.1 million. This round was led by Conexus Venture Capital through its Emmertech fund, with additional investment by Ag Capital Canada. Read more here.

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Image of a hand overtop of a potato farm with some potatoes showing on ground

August 22, 2022|Agtech, News, Portfolio company news

Vive Crop Protection closes funding round, accelerating its precision chemistry platform

Vive Crop Protection announced today the close of its USD $26 million ($34 million CAD) Series C investment round. The round was led by Conexus Venture Capital and its Emmertech fund.

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