Tough Problems, Transformational Solutions

50 companies. 2,500 employees. 300 investors. iSelect is not just a venture capital fund, it is a network of innovators, problem solvers and investors thinking differently about big problems in food, health and nutrition. Opportunities in their own right, but together a network that transforms food and health.

Food & Agriculture Portfolio Companies

Improving food yield, nutrition and taste while putting more carbon into the soil.

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Established: 2014
Location: Champaign, IL
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Agrible sells software that connects the agricultural supply chain from field-to-market, providing critical sustainability,agronomic, and yield data.

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Established: 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA
Prior Round Funding: Series B

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Arable is an agricultural data company that combines proprietary in-field sensors and crop & data models to dramatically improve efficiency and intelligence of agricultural operations.

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Established: 2015
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Prior Round Funding: Series B

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Artemis is a software company making indoor farming profitable, efficient and traceable, enabling growers to drive the indoor farming revolution.

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Established: 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Prior Round Funding: Series D

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Benson Hill is a crop improvement company that taps the natural genetic diversity of plants to develop healthier and more sustainable food. CropOS combines machine learning and big data with genome editing and plant biology to differentiate and accelerate the product development process to modernize our food system.

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Established: 2016
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Prior Round Funding: Series C

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Bonumose is commercializing low-glycemic index, natural sugars through a proprietary, cost-effective enzymatic process.

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Established: 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Prior Round Funding: Series A

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Brightseed is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered nutrition discovery company that identifies unique micronutrients in the plant kingdom and maps them to specific human health conditions where they can have the highest impact.

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Established: 2015
Location: San Leandro, CA
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Geltor has a platform technology that enables it to cost effectively produce sustainable and beneficial proteins for the cosmetic, food, beverage, nutritional supplement, and healthcare industries.

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Established: 2017
Location: Johnston, IA
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Growers Edge offers warranty and lending products and services in the agtech marketplace. Their warranties help farmers by guaranteeing yield with the adoption of new technologies.

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Established: 2012
Location: Plant City, FL
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HarvestCROO is building the premier automation and robotics solution to solve the labor shortage crisis in specialty agriculture, starting with strawberries.

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Established: 2015
Location: Longmont, CO
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HerdDogg’s patented animal wearable technologies provide animal tracking and aid in the identification of missed heats, illness, and dystocia (difficult births) for the 2.5 billion herd animals worldwide.

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Established: 2010
Location: Glen Mills, PA
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Holganix produces organic plant probiotics that make soils and plants healthier, more resilient, and more productive.

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Established: 2018
Location: Somerville, MA
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Kula Bio is an agriculture biotechnology company that aims to extend the life of microbes to unlock their biological potential and maximize their impact.

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Established: 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Kultevat combines genetic breeding and chemical process engineering to produce natural rubber from the Russian dandelion in North America.

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Established: 2012
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Mercaris is a market data service and trading platform for organic, non-GMO, and other Identity Preserved (IP) agricultural commodities.

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Established: 2015
Location: Oakland, CA
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TradeLanes offers a SaaS-based trade execution and automation platform that eliminates the manual tasks needed to ship ocean containers. Its interface accesses real-time data about shipments, destinations, and clients, TradeLanes simplifies the export/import process by driving efficiencies, improving visibility, and reducing errors in the process.

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Established: 2018
Location: Emeryville, CA
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PatternAg’s crop protection product delivers actionable intelligence to farmers, based on high resolution mapping of the DNA found in a farmer’s soil. With nearly 100 billion organisms per soil core, Pattern’s metagenomic DNA sequencing technology maps the unique microbial community found in a farmer’s field, identifying key opportunities to increase yield and save money. Armed with Pattern’s insights into next season’s risks, especially from the most costly pathogens like Corn Rootworm and Soybean Cyst Nematode, farmers can apply recommended protective measures to maximize their yield or save money on inputs when those risks are absent.

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Established: 2008
Location: Durham, NC
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PlantResponse Biotech is a Raleigh, NC based company that is developing and commercializing biologically related products that improve plant health and protect yield potential.

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Established: 2016
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Plastomics has developed a proprietary genetic engineering model that can produce high performing crops through editing the chloroplast.

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Established: 2014
Location: Columbus, OH
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ProteoSense is building a biosensing platform for rapid, cheap and highly sensitive food safety testing.

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Established: 2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Prior Round Funding: Series C

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Sentera is a UAV and crop analytics company delivering the most comprehensive suite of value-added hardware and software solutions available today to growers & agronomists.

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Established: 2014
Location: Springfield, TN
Prior Round Funding: Series B

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Stony Creek Colors, Inc. produces eco-friendly, bio-based dyes for sale to premium denim and garment brands, as well as other consumer goods, to allow them to sell traceable and environmentally friendly products.

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Established: 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
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Vence is a livestock data management and technology company that enables the scaling of the sustainable production of nutritious grass fed and pasture raised livestock. Its initial offering is solving the labor and capital intensive problem of fencing in pastured livestock management. The benefits to livestock management include improved control of animal movement, enhanced nutritional quality of animal products, reduced land degradation, improved soil health and sequestration of carbon in the soil.

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Established: 2005
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
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Vestaron is developing new products in the crop protection industry that address the growing concerns of resistance, high costs of R&D, and safety/environmental externalities.

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Healthcare Portfolio Companies

Aiming to reduce diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological conditions through nutrition, personalized medicine and diagnostics.

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Established: 2019
Location: Davis, CA
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BCD Bioscience discovers, develops and understands naturally occurring carbohydrate based prebiotics that enable unprecedented control of the microbiome for beneficial health and nutritional outcomes.

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Established: 2013
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Cocoon Biotech is a biomaterials company that uses fibroin, a protein derived from the cocoon of the silkworm, to both replace unsustainable ingredients and provide the foundation for a new generation of innovative products.

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Established: 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Cofactor Genomics is a precision medicine company that focuses on RNA for its understanding of disease – initially cancer but with applicability across many diseases.

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Established: 2014
Location: Seattle, WA
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Cyrus Biotechnology is a drug discovery company that has developed and is employing innovative protein design software to make highly differentiated therapeutics. The company is building both internal and partnered protein biologics that are engineered to be safer, longer lived, more efficacious and more readily manufactured than those currently available.

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Established: 2015
Location: Germantown, TN
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Entac Medical is developing noninvasive devices for predictive and diagnostic medicine based on a novel, patented, platform technology, Previs Audio Spectral Analysis. Their first product is used to predict post operative ileus after GI surgeries.

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Established: 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Euclises Pharmaceuticals is developing novel enzyme (COX-2) inhibitors designed to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy safely

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Established: 2012
Location: Davis, CA
Prior Round Funding: Series D

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Evolve Biosystems is an infant nutrition that develops microbial products that are key to the development of gut & immune health.

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Established: 2012
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Prior Round Funding: Series C

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Flywheel offers a SaaS platform that provides cloud-scale data management and computational analysis.

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Established: 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Prior Round Funding: Series C

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GeneMatters is a digital health platform that provides scalable, on-demand genetic counseling to meet the rapidly growing demand for genetic services.

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Established: 2015
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Geneoscopy is developing next generation diganostics that use stool-derived RNA to prevent, detect, and guide treatment for gastrointestinal diseases.

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Established: 2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Gila Therapeutics is developing a treatment for obesity using naturally occurring hormones known to induce satiety, leading to weight loss.

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Established: 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
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Healionics, Inc. has developed a novel bio-material called STAR, that features strong anti-infective properties and significant reduction in the formation of scar tissue around implanted medical devices coated with the material.

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Established: 2015
Location: Palo Alto, CA
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HepaTx is a cell therapy company developing stem cell technologies to produce low-cost and scalable sources of liver cells that can be used to preserve or regenerate liver function in patients with liver failure.

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Established: 2015
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Holobiome is developing a platform for microbiome-based therapeutics to treat diseases of the central and enteric nervous systems.

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Established: 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Immunophotonics has developed a novel polymer that retains cancer antigens after an ablation procedure. Injected into the tumor site after the procedure, it primes the immune system for a systemic wide response to the tumor and its metastases.

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Established: 2015
Location: Exton, PA
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MOBILion Systems is an analytical instrumentation company using ion mobility to substantially improve the ability to see and identify previously undetectable, clinically significant molecules in minutes.

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Established: 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
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Molecular Assemblies is developing an enzymatic DNA synthesis platform technology. Molecular Assemblies’ novel enzymatic DNA synthesis platform has the potential to fundamentally transform how we write genetic building blocks with applications across food, healthcare, energy, and beyond.

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Established: 2008
Location: Willoughby Hills, OH
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Neuros Medical, a medical device company, develops an electrical nerve block to treat chronic pain for conditions including neuroma/residual limb pain and chronic post-surgical pain.

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Established: 2015
Location: Boston, MA
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Nix Biosensors is developing a wearable device and biosensor system platform that monitors hydration in real-time, helping reduce health incidents associated with dehydration while improving performance for athletes, laborers, military personnel and the elderly.

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Established: 2018
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Readout (or The Company) has developed a low-cost breath-analysis device with clinical grade accuracy for measuring blood-ketone levels, an important indicator of a patient’s metabolism.

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Established: 2015
Location: Burlingame, CA
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SciBac is developing a platform technology called MERGE that enables the Company to efficiently combine desired traits of two microbes into one stable hybrid organism through lab-induced directed evolution.

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SAAS and Resource Efficiency Portfolio Companies

Sectors with unsettled footing, the gig economy and energy.

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Established: 2012
Location: Austin, TX
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Bractlet forecasts and verifies energy savings for retrofits of energy consuming equipment in commercial buildings, enabling significant energy saving and cost reduction.

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Established: 2012
Location: Boulder, CO
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Rebound Technologies builds IcePoint, a novel cooling technology that delivers unmatched control and efficiency to industrial freezers.

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