Investing in AgTech Startups – Future of Agriculture

Micki Seibel is an investor, advisor, and tech builder who was part of the team beahind internet products such as Netscape and eBay. She is currently an Operating Partner for Radicle Growth, an acceleration fund that partners with entrepreneurs who have ideas that can innovate the future of food. She has over 20 years of experience in building companies and has made much of it at Silicon Valley. Micki also serves on the advisory board of multiple food system startup companies such as Swarm Technologies.

Micki joins me today to share how Radicle Growth is helping startups in the AgTech industry. She discusses the goals of Radicle Growth, their criteria when selecting companies to fund, and the ideas that they want to promote. She describes her career in Silicon Valley and how it led her to be part of the food industry. Micki also explains the effects of climate change on the ag economy and ag innovations.

“Selling to a corn grower in Iowa is not at all the same as selling to a strawberry farmer in California or Chile.” – Micki Seibel

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Solving the problem of rural connectivity in AgTech.
  • Where her interest in food and agriculture stems from.
  • The different companies she has worked for previously.
  • The technical experience she gathered before becoming part of the AgTech industry.
  • How she developed an interest in the connectivity problem in agriculture.
  • Her thoughts on AgTech and IoT companies and what they should focus on.
  • The people behind Radical Growth and the aim of the company.
  • What it takes to sell the same product to a variety of ag markets.
  • The difference between AgTech and a typical tech investing business.
  • Will the ag industry favor indoor farms or regenerative agriculture?
  • The effects of climate change on agriculture innovations.


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Tim Hammerich

Tim is a strategic communications consultant, founder of AgGrad, and the host of the "Future of Agriculture" podcast. Originally from California, he is now based out of Boise, Idaho.