investor attention over the last few years, Seedstock is out to make a case for
entrepreneurs focused on sustainable agriculture as a viable investment choice.
less than two years old. But it is a company that cofounder and managing partner
Robert Puro said has a lot of potential.
growing opportunity with respect to sustainable agriculture as a viable
economic opportunity,” Puro said.
between entrepreneurs and investors.
agricultural system and the amount of food that will need to be produced in
order to supply a growing population. We looked at the world demand. We looked
at that against the amount of land and water that are available. There are a
lot of challenges, but there are also a lot of opportunities. We have become an
aggregator of all of the startups and farms that are using sustainable
practices to show that there is a groundswell of activity in this country.”
trying to use sustainable practices that are helping those companies make
is not going to exist unless it can make you money,” he said. “The other
component is we want local economies to improve and we want to see the
environment improve, but unfortunately those things can’t happen if the
solutions that are used aren’t economically viable.”
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investors and entrepreneurs.
building our brand and building trust among our reader base and our audience,”
information that people can’t find anywhere else.
try to get investors interested in it,” he said. “We provide investors with
information to make them more knowledgeable. Then we try to get the investors
together with entrepreneurs, at an event for example. Our goal is to facilitate
dialog between investors and entrepreneurs.”
website can be either large or small.
making any judgments,” he said. “In most cases we are writing business
profiles, including start-ups.
with the LED lights it is using? How have its energy costs been impacted? What
are the company’s profits? How much funding has it received? What
considerations does sustainable agriculture play in the creation of the
company’s product? What are its objectives?
officials say that their company is trying to save the world, that’s them
saying it, not us.”
from relevant universities and product-related articles.
business application that could be potentially implemented in a bigger
operation,” Puro said.
integral part of achieving its goal of bringing entrepreneurs and investors
together. Seedstock’s initial event was held on Nov. 27, 2011 at the University
of California-San Diego Business School. It was a panel discussion on the state
of agricultural entrepreneurship.
Agriculture Innovation at the UCLA Anderson School of Management this past
economic opportunities as well as the environmental and societal benefits of
developing and investing in sustainable agricultural solutions, technology and
practices,” Puro said.
educational events that it sponsors.
|Seedstock conference in September featured big to small businesses,
including greenhouse tomato grower Casey Houweling.
not have been the best timing, Puro is very excited about the opportunities for
investors who may be thinking about high tech and the Internet to think about
the opportunities in farming and agriculture,” he said. “There are so many
challenges that could be addressed. As sustainability continues to play a
bigger role in agriculture there are more companies popping up. We are also
seeing more business school students looking at ag ventures. There is
definitely a feeling of momentum.”
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