Syngenta Ventures is the corporate venture capital (VC) team of Syngenta, a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling farmers to make better use of available resources.
Created in 2009, Syngenta Ventures was one of the first venture capital teams dedicated to agriculture. With an experienced team of investment professionals possessing more than 45 collective years of VC experience, Syngenta Ventures has established itself as one of the most active and knowledgeable agricultural investors. We have a diverse, global portfolio of companies that share the common theme of helping growers to be more profitable and positively impacting the future of agriculture:
Syngenta Ventures is stage agnostic, from investing in seed rounds to larger growth equity rounds. We typically invest alongside other financial and corporate VC investors, and we avoid asking for any rights or options for Syngenta as we recognize the importance of having the interests of all shareholders aligned.
We use our deep experience as investors and running commercial Ag businesses to work with our portfolio companies to help them maximize their potential value. We often take board or board observer roles, spending the time needed with the company and management to help them achieve their goals. Finally, we are connected into Syngenta, ranging from R&D to commercial teams, around the world. We can help our portfolio companies validate new products in field trials, increase market visibility, and share industry knowledge and contacts.
While we encourage technical and/or commercial collaboration with Syngenta, these are negotiated by Syngenta and not connected to our investment. Linked to this, we maintain a strict firewall with Syngenta to protect any confidential information from being shared. We take this responsibility seriously and can provide references from our portfolio companies to demonstrate this.