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Rise of Rural America: Opportunity in Agtech

Rise of Rural America: Opportunity in Agtech

Author J.D. Vance made the case for rural America in his 2016 book, “Hillbilly Elegy,” sparking a months-long debate about the role of city vs. country in our economy, our lifestyles and our politics that’s still ongoing. We learned the full scope of that debate on... Read more
Tech ≠ Silicon Valley

Tech ≠ Silicon Valley

These days it seems everyone has an opinion on the tech industry. One minute investors can’t get enough of high-flying unicorns; the next, it’s batten down the hatches folks, winter is coming. High profile investors are sounding the alarm: too much money is chasing... Read more
Clean/Cheap Energy: Boosting Real Estate Net Asset Value

Clean/Cheap Energy: Boosting Real Estate Net Asset Value

Let’s say you’re the CFO of a REIT managing 20 million square feet of commercial floorspace. Chances are you’re paying $2.35 per square foot in utility expense, roughly $47 million annually. If you knew you could reliably cut 30% of this expense, adding $14 million... Read more
Next Phase of Agricultural Innovation Begins Now

Next Phase of Agricultural Innovation Begins Now

With the announcement this morning that Bayer will finally buy U.S. seed maker Monsanto in a $57 billion dollar all-cash deal, the consolidation of the ag market is fully underway. As a result, gone are the days when we could expect big, industry-shaping innovation to... Read more
iSelect Adds New Portfolio Company: Bractlet

iSelect Adds New Portfolio Company: Bractlet

Bractlet – The Cutting Edge of Energy Insight Alec Manfre, CEO and Co-Founder Matthew Lynch, CPO and Co-Founder Brian Smith, CTO and Co-Founder Talk about your “movers and shakers.” The three founders of Bractlet know a thing or two about moving and shaking up the... Read more