OUR TEAM

Pontifax AgTech has a skilled and passionate investment team, complemented by a unique ecosystem of technical advisors, growers and global strategic corporate partners. Our mission is to apply our expertise, relationships and resources to help transform emerging food and agriculture companies with proven technologies into profitable, high growth, leading global competitors. 

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Investment Team

Ben Belldegrun

ben@pontifaxagtech.com

Phil Erlanger

phil@pontifaxagtech.com

2025 S Westgate Ave, First Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025

info@pontifaxagtech.com  |  323-306-9970 

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JOE MACILVAINE

PRESIDENT, PARAMOUNT FARMING Mr. MacIlvaine was President of Paramount Farming, the world’s largest grower of almonds and pistachios. Notable achievements included a new rootstock for pistachios, implementation of pheromone mating disruption in almonds and pistachios, and precise yield functions for water and major nutrients. Joe holds a Ph.D. from MIT and an MBA from UCLA.