MicroGen Investors comprise highly experienced Irish and Chinese individuals, companies, government agencies and Institutions.
The Yield Lab Europe programming runs for twelve months and supports companies across Europe. During this time, companies will be guided through a uniquely developed accelerator programme designed to combine the existing technology entrepreneurial ecosystem with strong agricultural industry leaders, and to showcase these companies to corporate and strategic partners, and to international investors to enable them to scale.
Launched in 2014, the Yield Lab North America, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is the original Yield Lab branded accelerator. This accelerator invests $100,000 into early-stage technology companies that revolutionize agricultural and food systems to sustainably provide for the world. The Yield Lab St. Louis has invested $2.5M to date into its portfolio companies, which have since gone on to raise over $70M.
AME Cloud Ventures is the venture fund led by Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!
AME Cloud Ventures focuses on seed to later stage companies building infrastructure and value chains around data. AME loves technology heavy companies gathering or creating unique data at every stage of the data stack — from infrastructure all the way to applications, mobile, and sensors.
Bill Tai has been funding startups as a Venture Capitalist since 1991 and has had 22 of his startups become listed companies. He co-founded Treasure Data (acquired by ARM/Softbank) as Chairman and is among the first investors in Canva, Color Genomics, Dapper Labs (originator of Cryptokitties and NBA Topshot), Safety Culture, Tweetdeck/Twitter, Wish.com and Zoom Video, where he was the first backer to commit at the company’s formation. He is Board Chairman of Hut8 Mining (Toronto: HUTMF), North America’s largest publicly listed Bitcoin mining operation.
Since 2010 SVG|THRIVE is the leading global AgriFood investment and innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, and comprised of top agriculture, food & technology corporations, universities, and investors. With a community of over 5,000 startups from 100 countries, the THRIVE platform invests, accelerates and creates unparalleled access for entrepreneurs to scale globally to solve the biggest challenges facing the food and agriculture industries. THRIVE’s Corporate Innovation Program is focused on connecting our corporate partners with emerging technologies and startups that will make the most significant impact in their organizations.
Enterprise Ireland (EI) is the Irish government agency responsible for the development and promotion of the indigenous business sector. Their mission is to accelerate the development of world-class Irish companies to achieve strong positions in global markets. Enterprise Ireland has been ranked third in the world for seed investment by international investment platform, PitchBook.
Institute of Technology Carlow
Institute of Technology Carlow is an internationally renowned institute for its excellence in biotechnological research in environment and agricultural science. MicroGen Biotech is a spin-out company from ITC and has full access to its state of art R&D facility and enjoys the highest level of support from ITC including extensive know-how built on years of high-level of research.
MineGreen Ecological Restoration Ltd, Shanxi China
MINEGREEN is a company specialising in mine ecological restoration and land remediation and is based in Shanxi Provence. MicroGen and MINEGREEN have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement to develop and execute soil remediation and arable land restoration projects in Shanxi Provence and a number of other provinces in China with CECEP DADI, a subsidiary of Chinese state owned CECEP group, which is the largest cleantech company in China.