Pontifax looks to harvest gains from agriculture innovation

A few managers are beginning to focus on earlier stage agriculture companies, with some taking minority stakes rather than buyouts. Santa Monica, Calif.-based agriculture money management firm Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund LP is making growth capital investments in agriculture companies with a focus on technological innovation. The firm does not make early stage, venture capital investments, said Phil Erlanger, managing partner and co-founder of Pontifax. Rather, Pontifax focuses on companies that have proven technologies that are achieving commercial sales, he said. "From harvest to the time the food gets to the plate, agriculture is very inefficient," Mr. Erlanger sa

Conservis Partners with The Climate Corporation to Deliver Enhanced Data Insights for Farmers

Collaboration to Enhance Digital Tools to Help Farmers Easily Manage and Track Their Farming Operations in One Centralized Platform Company Release – 7/24/2017 MINNEAPOLIS, MN– Today, Conservis Corporation, the leading provider of Enterprise Ag Management Solutions, and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced a partnership that will enable farmers to seamlessly connect their Climate FieldViewTM account to the Conservis platform for enhanced operational tracking and financial reporting. This unique collaboration between Conservis and The Climate Corporation’s industry-leading Climate FieldView platform will deliver farmers a simple solution to easily access a broa

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