FMC Ventures, the new venture capital arm of FMC Corporation, invests in start-ups and early-stage companies that are developing and applying emerging technologies in the agricultural industry.
Traive is re-imagining credit and financing for growers. The Traive solution looks beyond credit scores and considers factors such as agronomic performance and market and behavioral risks. This unlocks credit for growers, connects them to lenders and enables lenders to access more growers.
Micropep Technologies uses a proprietary technology to precisely enhance plant traits through the use of very small proteins called micropeptides. These micropeptides have the potential to become first-in-class “sprayable traits.”
Guardian Agriculture is developing systems for drone-based precision applications in agriculture. Guardian’s system will be the first integrated, US-manufactured, commercial-scale eVTOL system purpose-built for agriculture.
Trace Genomics combines DNA sequencing with machine learning to explain how soil diseases emerge and identify beneficial microorganisms that can be developed into biological products that counter harmful pathogens.
TartanSense works at the intersection of robotics and AI-assisted computer vision to solve labor scarcity issues and increase the sustainability of production agriculture by automating manual tasks and significantly enhancing the efficiency of spray applications.
Scanit Technologies is the creator of the SporeCam™ instrument, a wireless sensor that captures physical spores in the air, processes the spore data through machine learning and alerts growers when harmful disease spore count reaches certain benchmarks. FMC and Scanit will partner on analyzing Asian soybean rust in Brazil using the SporeCam™ instrument beginning in early 2021.