Syndicate Investments

Hummingbird is an artificial intelligence and data analytics company for the precision agriculture sector. Using machine learning and imagery captured by satellites and sensor-mounted UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), Hummingbird’s central focus is yield prediction and variable rate input recommendations based on early detection of crop disease and accurate monitoring of crop health.

Tropic Biosciences utilises advanced gene editing technology in developing high-performing commercial varieties of tropical crops. These crops play a critical role in global nutrition and trade but face tremendous disease and supply-chain challenges which the company aims to solve using non-transgenic innovative strategies.

PBD Biotech specialises in novel phage-based diagnostic technology for the rapid detection of mycobacteria such as Mycobacterium bovis (bovine TB) and Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP; Johne’s disease) in livestock, and Human TB.

Stable is an index insurance platform that enables the agri-food industry to insure themselves against falling prices or rising costs. Stable works with distribution partners around the world and is a Lloyd's of London Coverholder.

Fresh4cast provides forecast-as-a-service to growers and distributors of fruit and vegetables. The predictive models blend domain knowledge with deep learning techniques, and run off innovative data pipelines. Over the past five years the company has established a leading position in the UK berry sector and is now expanding to more geographies and product categories.

Climate Edge deliver holistic cooperative management software and IoT technology, specialising in emerging commodity markets in the tropics. Climate Edge's focus is on digitalising data, providing the foundation for countless integrations with additional sector partners.

Entomics transforms food waste into sustainable animal feed using insects as a bioconversion engine. The Black Soldier Fly is Nature’s ideal food waste conversion engine, metabolising low value biomass into high value proteins and fats – ideal sources of nutrition for poultry and farmed salmon. This creates a natural, circular feeding system which reflects the diets of these animals in the wild, and reduces the carbon footprint associated with growing fresh crops for animal feed.

Cervest is a pioneering machine learning platform in the agri-food sector that monitors, predicts, and simulates crop and land productivity – empowering the growers, buyers, insurance and policy makers who manage the world’s resources to make climate-smart decisions in an increasingly volatile world.

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