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Food & Agriculture Innovators

Mike Betts from the Food & Agriculture Innovators Podcast and formerly Director of Investments at AgFunder sits down to interview entrepreneurs and investors from around the world building technology innovation to sustainably and profitably improve the global food system. Discover untold stories about how companies have been built, technologies on the horizon, where investors are seeing opportunities, and the challenges and opportunities abundant today as we work to feed the growing population.

Aug 26, 2017


Francisco Jardim is Co-founder and Managing Director of venture capital firm, SP Ventures. In the interview we discuss how his firm is capitalizing on the opportunity of agriculture technology investing in Brazil.

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In this interview, we cover:

  • [14:25] History of venture capital in Brazil and why SP Ventures is one of the few investing in agriculture technology investing in Brazil?
  • [19:08] Regulatory, entrepreneurship and investing in Brazil. The Good and the Bad.
  • [25:17] What to look for in founding teams of agtech companies.
  • [43:57] How to approach fundraising strategy when it comes to his portfolio companies.
  • [48:43] SP Ventures involved in building new accelerator program Pulse in Brazil for agtech startups.