Current Challenges:


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

Between now and December 21, seed stage Agtech/foodtech startups worldwide are encouraged to apply to participate in the Pitch Day. All companies selected as finalists will benefit from pre-pitch coaching ahead of the World Agri-Tech 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. The winner of the Pitch Day will receive a $250k investment from us. Good luck, and we look forward to your application!

We are excited to share our latest challenge the Radicle Global Pre-Seed Challenge now accepting applications through October 19, 2018!

The GPS Challenge is a competition to identify and invest in the most promising pre-seed agtech and foodtech companies in the world. Startups who have attended or are in attendance of an incubator or accelerator are encouraged to apply. The GPS Challenge will pay out up to $450k in investment to up to three companies.

From the applicant pool, our panel of judges will select 10 finalists that will then be announced and a public vote will be opened. From the vote, up to three companies will be selected as winners and each will be given up to $150k in funding* (amount to match current paid-in capital).


*All potential investments are subject to final terms and conditions and normal and customary due diligence.


Key Dates:

  • Challenge opens: September 18, 2018

  • Application deadline: October 19, 2018

  • Shortlist of finalists announced: December 11, 2018

  • Voting opens: December 11, 2018

  • Voting ends: December 20, 2018

  • Winner(s) announced: January 15, 2019

Submissions for the Radicle GPS Challenge are now closed. Thank you to all of the pre-seed agtech/food tech companies who applied to earn their share of $450k in funding. We’ll be announcing finalists in mid-December, so check back for our finalist announcement.

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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…