Investment Competitions:

We regularly run challenges and pitch day competitions to identify early-stage companies focused on different areas of agtech and foodtech to make investments in. The winners of these challenges receive funding without program participation or re-location requirements. Here’s some information on our current and past challenges.


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Current Competition:

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit Pitch Day

Applications in Process, Finalists will present on March 18th

Investment: $250k

We teamed up with the The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit on the second annual Radicle Challenge at the 2019 World Agri-Tech Pitch Day!


Seed stage agtech/foodtech startups worldwide are encouraged to apply to participate in the Pitch Day onsite at the 2019 World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. All companies selected as finalists will benefit from pre-pitch coaching ahead of the Summit. Onsite at the Summit, presenting companies’ pitch will be heard by an audience of over 1,000 global agribusiness leaders and investors and a winner will be selected.

Competition in Process:

The Radicle Global Pre-Seed (GPS) Challenge

Winners Announced: February 2019

Investment: $450k in up to three companies


Thank you to all of the pre-seed agtech/food tech companies who applied. We are working to identify and invest in the most promising pre-seed agtech and foodtech companies in the world and are excited to announce our finalists.

Meet the Judges

Kirk Haney

Managing Partner, Radicle Growth


Arama Kukutai

Co-Founder & Partner, Finistere Ventures


Dan Cosgrove

Global Leader, Corporate Development, Ventures & Licensing, Corteva Agriscience


Geoff Kneen

R&D Licensing & New Ventures Manager, NA, Bayer CropScience


Richard Norman

Managing Director, OurCrowd

The GPS Challenge isn’t just about capital, it has the opportunity to fundamentally shift the trajectory of a company in their infancy. Winning companies will be given access to a network that a company at that stage wouldn’t typically have access to. We are looking to put capital to work in great companies that will play a role in shaping the future of food and capitalize them to success, without the requirement of taking part in a program. We look forward to accelerating the innovation of the best ideas in agricultural function.”

Kirk Haney
Managing Partner, Radicle Growth


More about the challenge from one of our judges, Arama Kukutai, Finistere Ventures…