Impact  & Approach

Global Impact on the Food System

Our food system is failing—operating on a linear path within planetary boundaries, constraining producer economics, disconnected from consumer trust and relevance, enabling chronically unhealthy western diets while leaving many people around the world undernourished and imposing massive medical burdens on our healthcare systems and society. Yet food is the single strongest lever to optimize environmental sustainability, human health and life on earth.

It’s time for a 21st century upgrade, which is best-achievable through innovation in technologies, business models and policies. Technology intervention and advancement will not only provide food security and productivity improvement, but impact lives and catalyze major shifts even beyond the scope of food and agriculture.

Global Impact on the Food System

Our food system is failing—operating on a linear path within planetary boundaries, constraining producer economics, disconnected from consumer trust and relevance, enabling chronically unhealthy western diets while leaving many people around the world undernourished and imposing massive medical burdens on our healthcare systems and society. Yet food is the single strongest lever to optimize environmental sustainability, human health and life on earth.

It’s time for a 21st century upgrade, which is best-achievable through innovation in technologies, business models and policies. Technology intervention and advancement will not only provide food security and productivity improvement, but impact lives and catalyze major shifts even beyond the scope of food and agriculture.

The Strategic Builder-Investor for FoodTech & AgTech

Germin8 Ventures provides investment and strategic resources to transformative Food & Agriculture Technology companies that are profoundly improving the global food system, meeting mission-critical demands and exceeding exceptionally high impact, through disruptive technologies and solutions.

As extensions of the teams we back, Germin8 Ventures is an active partner bringing domain expertise to top tier disruptive FoodTech & AgTech companies across the value chain, in various stages, globally.

The Strategic Builder-Investor for FoodTech & AgTech

Germin8 Ventures provides investment and strategic resources to transformative Food & Agriculture Technology companies that are profoundly improving the global food system, meeting mission-critical demands and exceeding exceptionally high impact, through disruptive technologies and solutions. We invest in disruptive FoodTech & AgTech companies across the value chain, in various stages, globally.

Investment Interests 

Germin8 Ventures invests in transformative Food & Agriculture Technology companies that are addressing major demand trends and improving the global food system through disruptive technologies and solutions. We invest in Food & Ag Tech companies across the value chain, in various early stages, globally.

AgTech

  • Ag Biotechnology & On-farm Inputs
  • Digital, Precision AgTech
  • FinTech & Agribusiness Marketplace
  • Food Safety & Traceability
  • Indoor Agriculture
  • Logistics, Transport and Processing
  • Next-Gen Equipment, Robotics & Sensing
  • Sustainable Protein Production

FoodTech

  • Biosciences Tools & Diagnostics
  • Food Processing Tech & Next-Gen Production
  • Food Safety & Traceability
  • Functional Nutrition & Food-as-Medicine
  • Novel Ingredients
  • Sustainable & Alternative Protein
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Synthetic Biology & Food Science
  • Waste Elimination

Food Marketplace &
Consumer Tech

  • Circular Economy & Waste Elimination
  • Connected Kitchen & Internet-of-Food
  • Food Analytics & Testing
  • Food Marketplace & E-Commerce
  • Retail & Grocery Tech
  • Personalized Nutrition
  • Smart Kitchen

Focus on Founders

Germin8 invests in top technologists and visionary creators with solutions on a path to exceptionally high impact, rapid scalability and the establishment of new value networks that enable further building towards a brighter future.

We go beyond alignment with founders. We’re extensions of the team, sharing founder DNA and leveraging operating experience and action in an unconventional approach to accomplish measurable, profound impact.

We recognize the unique qualities, strengths and know-how of founders and serve to provide them with the resources and guidance that play to their respective strengths. We are eager to partner with creative, motivated and highly-capable teams and individuals who value our collaborative approach and our let’s-make-it-happen frame-of-mind that is never off-the-shelf or a one-size-fits-all proposition.