Agri Fintech

By Niall Haughey

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#21・

🌱 What can we learn from Agri Fintech in Latin America? 🚀

I get major FOMO.Everytime I visit LinkedIn, my feed pops up celebratory announcements from the Agri Fintech companies in Latin America such as Traive, Agrolend, Terra Magna... and I get major, major FOMO. Throw in 2 languages I don't speak (Portuguese and Sp…

 
#20・

Embedded markets - the Indian M&A playbook

In this Issue🧐 Thoughts [Embedded markets and Indian M&A]🗞 Relevant News [Hello Tractor, iProcure, Decision Next, Agro Club].Reach out and say hi 👋 and please do share the content with people in your network by sharing on Twitter or interacting with this …

 
#19・

DeFi and Real World Agri Assets

Agri Fintech is making better progress at digitising real world assets that any other sectors or projects I've seen. Let me elaborate.I previously wrote that my head got turned by agricultural finance when I realised it was mostly about 'real world problems a…

 
#18・

Bushel Wallet and an emerging US ecosystem

If you haven't seen this yet, please download from here where I break down VC investment into Agri Fintech companies in recent years. And please do share in your network!

 
#17・

A $100bn opportunity, really?

Firstly, did you get a copy of this report? If not, please download from here where I break down VC investment into Agri Fintech companies in recent years. Please share in your network!Below are some of the contents ⤵️

 
#16・

🌱 ReFi - Verify, Value and Vault

Crypto.. seriously 😒. Sometimes wading the jungle of jargon is exhausting, especially when there are so many dud projects out there.On Refi, a hybrid of 'regenerative' and 'finance', I almost gave up trying to untangle something I thought I would understand n…

 
#15・

Investment so far in 2022 📈

I have recently moved all my Agri Fintech activities into a new company called Graze and will use this to further develop the Agri Fintech ecosystem through advisory work and testing ecosystem propositions with companies in the Agritech, Agri Fintech and Fint…

 
#14・

NeoBanks for Food and Agriculture

A 'Neobank' is one which operates exclusively online i.e. a digital only version of banking. No branches. Electronic payments. Less human interaction and definitely less paper. When I think Neobank, I tend to think of consumers, apps and maybe a card.So is it…

 
#13・

🌱 Full stack or Ecosystem? 🤝

The vast majority of conversations I have with starting or scaling Agri Fintechs come down to this one question. Is there an Ecosystem or will you build this yourself as a Fullstack?This could relate to a marketplace, a dedicated lending product or even a dat…

 
#12・

🌱 What is a 'Greenium'? (and 4 examples)

What is the return on investment for sustainable agriculture?This - at least to me - appears unclear and one oft cited obstacle to employing climate smart practices in food production is the uncertainty over return in investment.In order to address this, many…

 
#11・

🌾 Why now for Agri Fintech? 💵

I would love to think I have convinced absolutely everyone that Agri Fintech is now a need rather than a want but I am sure that is not the case. 😀 ...yet✅ In Issue 2, "If all companies will be a fintech, what does this mean for Ag" I elaborated on the financ…

 
#10・

🌾 What I look forward to in Agri Fintech 2022 💵

1️⃣ More Agritech and Bank PartnershipsWe have already seen a few of these this year and it is always worth noting as these relationships can be very hard to form and require a lot of formative work that goes way beyond a press release. The sticking point in …

 
#9・

🌾 The digital crop - Ag Data 💵

Data is ubiquitous in Agriculture.But data as an asset with some economic profile attached to it? That is not so common.I think we can all agree data is a valuable commodity that users of digital services produce. Take Google for example. Google process 72,00…

 
#8・

🌾 Agri-Fintech 💵 - Where Data meets Diesel

Tractor Zoom was set up by Kyle McMahon in 2017 following an early career with a Farmland Private Equity Fund. That feels like quite a leap, but when Kyle describes the fact that almost 50% of farm assets are in equipment and the other half in land the opport…

 
#7・

Introducing the 'everything' platforms for restaurants

And so this brings me to some amazing marketplaces supplying produce directly from farmers in developing markets to restaurants. This is niche - hence my emphasis on innovation and invention - but it is growing and I think points the way for other categories.…

 
#6・

My marketplace cheatsheet and the ONE thing that matters

Indigo and FBN stand out in particular as they have raised significant funds in the past 18 months ($535m Series F and $250m Series F respectively!) and have had lofty expectations and valuations (or maybe valuations and then expectations 🤷‍♂️) cast upon them…

 
#5・

Blockchain in Ag

If you are reading this you're gonna make it!If you don't work in a blockchain first company, you may have experienced something like I did in 2016.My colleague Clare and I had set up a data base of 4000 Paprika and Birds Eye Chili farmers in Malawi, one of t…

 
#4・

Innovation in Embedded Agri finance

Hello Tractor (Nigeria) allow IOT enabled farm equipment to be managed remotely and creates a marketplace for these assets to be bought, sold, hired and financed. Hello Tractor allows expense management and recording so a full financial profile of an asset ca…

 
#3・

Who are the top Agri Fintech companies?

The Agri Fintech 50 are fifty of the the most exciting companies at the nexus of Agriculture and Finance today. I have decided to make it a global list and cover numerous segments rather than just pick the 50 biggest or largest funding rounds.Who made my list…

 
#2・

If all companies will be a Fintech, what does this mean for Ag?

Below is how I view the Financial Sector and its building blocks.