PAEGC Expands Acceleration Support to its Innovators

Published: Sep. 30, 2015

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VentureWell, in association with Investors’ Circle, has been selected to provide Powering Agriculture Innovators with biz-tech development services, investment, and market partnership facilitation.

VentureWell and Investors’ Circle will help speed the development of investment-ready companies with clean tech innovations in agriculture for the Powering Agriculture Xcelerator (PAX) Program.

Investors’ Circle is a large, active, early-stage impact-investing network comprised of hundreds of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family office investment companies. To date, Investors’ Circle has facilitated investment of nearly $200M into more than 300 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health, and community.

VentureWell has a long history of effective partnership with private and public partners in early-stage venture development, including the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps™ program, USAID, the Gates Foundation, and incubators and angel investor organizations. Through its E-Team Program, VentureWell has supported more than 500 student teams and facilitated the launch of more than 180 ventures, which have leveraged $600M in follow-on support.

Learn more about the VentureWell’s approach to acceleration in the video below.

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