Farmlead Makes Forbes "25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups" List

Farmlead, a Serra Capital III portfolio company, was recently named to Forbes "25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups in 2018" List. With a variety of problems surfacing daily in the ag sector, it is essential for new companies being created to help solve these issues. Forbes has taken to the fields and searched far and wide to come up with the top 25 most innovative startups in the ag-tech space.

FarmLead is a digital marketplace that allows buyers and sellers to list, negotiate and finalize grain deals. Available online and as a mobile app,  FarmLead increases market reach, provides 24-7 access and reduces brokerage fees. The FarmLead Marketplace facilitates greater efficiency in grain marketing.  Farmers find more buyers and identify the best possible deal, while grain buyers easily identify the grain for sale in their desired location.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2018/06/27/the-25-most-innovative-agtech-startups-in-2018/#479880622302

The FarmLead Revolution

FarmLead, a Serra Capital III portfolio company, was first started to help farmers make more money on the crops they grew. In agriculture, market realities challenge farmers on a daily basis. FarmLead is a digital marketplace that allows buyers and sellers to list, negotiate and finalize grain deals, and is helping farmers be one step ahead in self-marketing their own commodities.

To date, more than 80 million bushels of grains and oilseeds have been negotiated through FarmLead’s portal, with more than 5,700 users and more than 100 crop categories to choose from.

Source: https://www.country-guide.ca/2018/03/21/farmlead-portal-aims-to-ease-the-task-of-grain-buying-and-selling/52899/

Farmlead NameD to 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Startups by Forbes

Farmlead, a Serra Capital III portfolio company, was recently listed among Forbes "25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Startups." Farmlead is a digital marketplace that allows buyers and sellers to list, negotiate and finalize grain deals. Available online and as a mobile app,  FarmLead increases market reach, provides 24-7 access and reduces brokerage fees. The FarmLead Marketplace facilitates greater efficiency in grain marketing. 

To find the 25 ag-tech startups that carry the most potential, Forbes surveyed the agricultural technology landscape by speaking with experts, venture capitalists and accelerators; then examined financials and each company’s agricultural credentials. 

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2017/06/28/the-25-most-innovative-ag-tech-startups/#227178fb4883

Serra Invests in farmlead; Part of $6.5M Series A Round for company

Serra Capital III announced that it has invested in its 11th company, FarmLead. FarmLead is a digital marketplace that allows buyers and sellers to list, negotiate and finalize grain deals. Available online and as a mobile app,  FarmLead increases market reach, provides 24-7 access and reduces brokerage fees. The FarmLead Marketplace facilitates greater efficiency in grain marketing.  Farmers find more buyers and identify the best possible deal, while grain buyers easily identify the grain for sale in their desired location.

The investment is part of a $6.5M Series A round led by Monsanto, and also includes Canadian agtech venture capital firm Avrio Ventures and Canadian government-backed commercialization agent MaRS Innovation Accelerator Fund. With this round of funding, FarmLead is expanding to the US where 5% of its customer base are already based. It is opening a headquarters in Chicago and already starting to hire new personnel to fill it. The funding will also go towards building out new product capabilities such as enabling payments through the platform.

Source: https://agfundernews.com/breaking-farmlead-online-grain-marketplace-raises-6-5m-series-a-led-by-monsanto.html