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Investments

28

Portfolio Exits

9

Partners & Customers

1

About Monsanto Growth Ventures

Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV) is the venture capital group at Monsanto Company. Monsanto has a large footprint as a provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. In this capacity, MGV aims to help nascent companies grow through capital and leveraging Monsanto's agriculture know-how and resources. MGV also fosters the growth of an innovation supply chain that includes researchers, entrepreneurs, other venture capitalists and emerging technology companies. Often, early-stage product innovation is best handled by talented small independent teams and companies that can maintain a single focus, work in a capital efficient process and rapidly prototype innovations to find solutions.

Monsanto Growth Ventures Headquarters Location

800 N. Lindbergh Blvd

St. Louis, Missouri, 63167,

United States

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Expert Collections containing Monsanto Growth Ventures

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Synthetic Biology

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Latest Monsanto Growth Ventures News

Brazilian Agtech Grão Direto Raises ~USD8m from Barn Investimentos and Others (em português)

Mar 8, 2022

March 3, 2022 Grão Direto, a Brazilian agricultural commodity marketplace that runs on mobile and WhatsApp, raised ~USD8m from Barn Investimentos, Bayer, Ammagi, ADM. Brazil-based PE firm Lanx Capital led a ~USD2.7m round in February 2021; Grão Direto was Monsanto Growth Ventures’ inaugural investment in Brazil in 2018. ( Valor International ) – When a farmer has a crop to sell, he has to deal with a series of phone calls to get the best offer for his products or even exchange grains for fertilizers and pesticides, in an analogical — and sometimes stressful — process that can last over a week until the contract is signed. Grão Direto — a startup created by three friends who have known each other since childhood in Uberaba, a country town in Minas Gerais state — wants to change this logic, digitalizing the negotiation of agricultural commodities by connecting rural producers from all over the country to the most diverse buyer profiles, from large trading companies to feed mills and grain warehouses.

Monsanto Growth Ventures Investments

28 Investments

Monsanto Growth Ventures has made 28 investments. Their latest investment was in Atomwise as part of their Series B on August 8, 2020.

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Monsanto Growth Ventures Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/11/2020

Series B

Atomwise

$123M

No

13

7/17/2018

Series C

AgBiome

$65M

No

3

5/23/2018

Seed VC

Grao Direto

$0.63M

Yes

1

5/1/2018

Series C

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$99M

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10

3/20/2018

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

8/11/2020

7/17/2018

5/23/2018

5/1/2018

3/20/2018

Round

Series B

Series C

Seed VC

Series C

Series A

Company

Atomwise

AgBiome

Grao Direto

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Amount

$123M

$65M

$0.63M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

13

3

1

10

10

Monsanto Growth Ventures Portfolio Exits

9 Portfolio Exits

Monsanto Growth Ventures has 9 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was CoverCress on August 01, 2022.

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Exit

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Sources

8/1/2022

Corporate Majority

$99M

1

3/15/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

6/28/2018

IPO

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$99M

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10

4/9/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

10/6/2017

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

8/1/2022

3/15/2022

6/28/2018

4/9/2018

10/6/2017

Exit

Corporate Majority

Acquired

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

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Sources

1

10

10

10

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Monsanto Growth Ventures Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Monsanto Growth Ventures has 1 strategic partners and customers. Monsanto Growth Ventures recently partnered with Understory on April 4, 2018.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

4/9/2018

Partner

United States

Understory’s Move into Agriculture Comes into Focus with Monsanto Partnership

The partnership allows Farmers Edge to integrate hyper-local forecasts from The Weather Company 's Forecasts on Demand weather forecasting engine into its predictive modeling software .

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Date

4/9/2018

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

News Snippet

Understory’s Move into Agriculture Comes into Focus with Monsanto Partnership

The partnership allows Farmers Edge to integrate hyper-local forecasts from The Weather Company 's Forecasts on Demand weather forecasting engine into its predictive modeling software .

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1

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