DISCUSSION WITH A SPECIALIST FOOD & AG VENTURE INVESTOR
JOINT EVENT HOSTED BY THE HBS ALUMNI CLUB AND THE HBS ANGELS LONDON
Date: Tuesday,8th March 2016
Time: 18.30 – 21:00 (Presentation at 19:00)
Venue: Caledonian Club - 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
Tube: Hyde Park Corner
Cost: Members: £25.00 Non-Members and Guests: £40.00
If you think Food & Agriculture is a slow moving, change-averse world – you may want to pay closer attention. Ag-Tech venture investing reached $2.4bn in 2014 and was on track to double in 2015. It is a target space for investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia and Accel. And home to success stories like BlueApron and Farmers Edge.
With 9.1 billion people to feed by 2050, Food & Ag is quickly adopting technology to improve yields and reduce wastage. It is one of the largest end-markets for drone & robotics and big data applications and a growing focus for biotech research. And, although led by the US, Food & Agriculture venture investing is a truly global space with a strong consistent European deal flow.
This event features perspectives from a seasoned Food & Ag investor and will discuss the trends underpinning the Ag tech investing boom, sub-sectors to watch and perspectives on what drives success in Food & Ag investing.
Adam Anders is the managing partner of Anterra Capital, one of the leading specialist Food & Agriculture growth-capital fund.
Anterra invests in fast-growing companies that transform the way we produce, move and consume food with an active presence in both Europe and the US. It was founded in 2013 from a spin-out of Rabobank’s proprietary venture capital fund, Rabo Ventures. Anterra is backed by Rabobank, a global leader in food and agriculture financing, and Eight Roads, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International and is today one of the world’s largest specialist Food & Agriculture venture fund.
Adam has over 14 years private equity and venture capital experience, having entered the sector as a senior operational executive for several venture capital funded businesses. Adam has held senior roles at Rabobank including as a Director of Rabobank Private Equity and the Managing Director of Rabo Ventures.
Prior to this Adam was with Ironbridge Capital, a Private Equity house in Sydney, Australia. Earlier in his career Adam worked as a management consultant with Bain & Co and as a commercial lawyer. Adam grew up in rural South Australia where his interest in food and agriculture innovation was initiated. Adam is a regular speaker at food and agriculture conferences and is passionate about improving our food and agriculture system.
Adam holds an MBA degree from Cambridge University, England and a Bachelors Degree in Law and a Bachelors Degree in Commerce, both from the University of Adelaide, Australia
On behalf of the HBS Alumni Club and the HBS Angels board, thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you on March 8th.
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