Showcasing Success

Every year the Ag Innovation Showcase selects the most innovative and promising companies working in the Ag and food sector to present their technologies to our Showcase audience.

We are very proud to report that past selected companies have gone on to achieve great commercial success. Over the past 9 years, presenters have raised $510M in funding, found new investor leads, built new partnerships, and been acquired by some of the biggest names in Ag.

Take a look at some of our many success stories below. 

Success Stories


Aspire Acquires Cricket Protein Bar Maker Exo

πŸ’ΌAspire Food Group

πŸ“  Austin, Texas

πŸ“…2016, 2017

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NewLeaf Symbiotics Raises $24M

πŸ’Ό NewLeaf Symbiotics

πŸ“  St. Louis, Missouri

πŸ“… 2012

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XTB Laboratories preparing for launch

πŸ’Ό XTB Laboratories

πŸ“  Davis, California



AgriMetis Raises $23.5M on Series B Funding

πŸ’Ό AgriMetis

πŸ“   Lutherville, Maryland

πŸ“… 2015


Arable to Incorporate Point Forecasting Into Sensor Tech

πŸ’Ό Arable Labs

πŸ“   Princeton, New Jersey

πŸ“… 2016


Bitwater Farms Readies New Production Facility

πŸ’Ό Bitwater Farms

πŸ“   Napa Valley, California

πŸ“… 2016


Crop Enhancement Secures $8.5M in Capital

πŸ’Ό Crop Enhancement

πŸ“  Boston, Massachusetts

πŸ“… 2016


Dupont acquires Granular

πŸ’Ό Granular

πŸ“  San Francisco, California

πŸ“… 2011


Ignitia Wins $100K from Dubai 2020 Expo

πŸ’Ό Ignitia

πŸ“  Stockholm, Sweden

πŸ“… 2016


TerViva Brings Total Capital to $11.6M

πŸ’Ό TerViva, Inc.

πŸ“  Oakland, California

πŸ“… 2013


ZeaKal Raises $5.3M on Series B Funding, Develops PhotoSeed, Expands Field Trials

πŸ’Ό ZeaKal

πŸ“  San Diego, California

πŸ“… 2012


Arvegenix Raises $2.4M in Capital

πŸ’Ό Arvegenix Inc.

πŸ“ St. Louis, Missouri

πŸ“… 2014

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Blue River Tech Acquired by John Deere Following $17M funding

πŸ’Ό Blue River Technology

πŸ“  Sunnyvale, California

πŸ“… 2012


Vestaron Completes $10.2 Million Series B

πŸ’Ό Vestaron Corp.

πŸ“  Kalamazoo, Michigan

πŸ“… 2011


Fiberstar Wins 2015 FIE Natural/Organic Award

πŸ’Ό Fiberstar Bio-Ingredient Technologies, Inc.

πŸ“  River Falls, Wisconsin

πŸ“… 2014


AeroFarms Raises $20M Series B

πŸ’Ό AeroFarms

πŸ“  Newark, New Jersey

πŸ“… 2010


Benson Hill Bio Increases Total Funding to $34.7 million

πŸ’Ό Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc.

πŸ“  St. Louis, Missouri

πŸ“… 2013


Once Innovations Raises $5M with Option for Additional $14M

πŸ’Ό Once Innovations

πŸ“  Plymouth, Minnesota

πŸ“… 2013


mOasis 2015 Quarter 1 Sales Exceed all of 2014

πŸ’Ό mOasis, Inc.

πŸ“  Union City, California

πŸ“… 2014


Kultevat Partners with Sumitomo Rubber Industries

πŸ’Ό Kultevat, Inc.

πŸ“  Creve Coeur, Missouri

πŸ“… 2014


Concentric (INocucor) Expanding to Meet Increasing Demand

πŸ’Ό Concentric

πŸ“ Montreal, Quebec, Canada

πŸ“… 2014

aWhere Announces Partnerships with Spensa & Vasham

πŸ’Ό aWhere, Inc.

πŸ“ Broomfield, Colorado

πŸ“… 2014



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Innovations are disrupting the food supply chain beginning with farm inputs and continuing through to consumers to create a sustainable food system that will produce nutrition to feed the planet. The 10 th year event, September 10-12 in St Louis, will curate discussions looking forward to emerging industry trends, present high-impact agrifood innovations from around the world celebrating alumni from previous years and introducing new companies.