Since 2019, Radicle Growth has partnered with global ag industry leaders who are spearheading technological innovation and advancement. Initiated by Nutrien, this is the second year that the Radicle Challenge has centered on diversity and inclusion.
Nutrien partnered with Radicle Growth to provide a platform for innovative and inclusive entrepreneurs creating a more sustainable food and ag industry. The applicant pool included more than 190 entrepreneurs from over 40 countries, including diverse leaders and disruptive technologies.
“Congratulations to FarmSense and PheroSyn — we are so excited to support these technologies and work together. We want to thank Nutrien for playing a founding role in making this Challenge a success and helping to select the winners,” says Kirk Haney, Managing Partner at Radicle Growth. “This is the 10th Radicle Challenge that we have co-hosted, and it continues to be an impactful platform for driving awareness of critical issues in food production and funding the most impressive technologies that are essential to systems-level change, both for the environment and society.”
In addition to funding, FarmSense and PheroSyn will receive access to deep industry expertise and a global network of executives who will serve as strategy partners and mentors, helping to accelerate their pathway to success.
“I’m so proud of our diverse and innovative team who made this possible. I believe that our real-time pest monitoring and classification technology will positively impact the entire commercial agriculture supply chain — all the way to the consumer! FarmSense is excited to be in the driver’s seat during such an exciting time in agtech. We are confident that our capabilities can serve as an invaluable tool for farmers and collaborators,” said Dr. Leslie Hickle, co-founder and CEO at FarmSense.
Mary Ellis, CEO at PheroSyn, said, “It has been an incredible experience to pitch our business to such a talented and highly knowledgeable group of industry experts and we can’t wait to continue our journey with these significant partners by our side. The global networks and mentorship that we will now have access to through Radicle and Nutrien will serve to propel the company toward achieving its mission, bringing new, more sustainable pest management solutions to the global marketplace. We are utterly delighted.”