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Ag Tech Venture Capital & the Fashion of Fowl

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By Warren Bergen, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: “This new duck has a striking new blazer, a penchant for R&B and a refined palette. Extraordinary! Witness this, the dawn of nouveau duck.” Futurists and economists point to past references to the potential rise of new duck. The media picks up on the story of how this is new duck and new manner of ducks henceforth. We believe it for there is substantial opportunity in new duck. Duck prices go crazy. Observers are then shocked and bewildered when the duck inevitably dispenses with distractions and V-shapes his way south. The duck might be wearing a hat, but it’s still a duck.

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Our Ag Tech Future: Crop Genetics

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After having showcased our Ag Tech Legacy in our portfolio company posts, our new blog series will feature our Ag Tech Future and showcase our focus areas at Verdex Capital.

One of our focus areas of investing at Verdex Capital is also one of the oldest areas of Ag Tech: Crop Genetics. For centuries, farmers used selective breeding to grow plants and crops with desirable traits. This could have been done for different purposes: better survival rates, better taste, or even to create ‘new’ subspecies of plants like that of the wild cabbage family.

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AVAC Ltd. and Verdex Capital to co-sponsor VCAA/CVCA Conference 2016

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Calgary, Canada – AVAC Ltd. and Verdex Capital are proud to announce their sponsorship of the VCAA/CVCA Conference & Ski Day in Lake Louise, Alberta, on February 24-25.

The Venture Capital Association of Alberta (VCAA) and the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) bring together top investors at their annual invite-only conference which features high-level discussions on the venture capital landscape and upcoming sectors.

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Verdex Capital adds new AgTech analyst

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Ingrid Fung to boost company presence in Toronto

Verdex Capital is pleased to announce that Ingrid Fung has joined their investment team as Senior Analyst, Agriculture Technologies.

“We are delighted to have Ingrid Fung on our team,” said Dr. Michael Raymont, Founding and Managing Partner at Verdex Capital. “Her extensive experience on both the business and research aspects of Ag Tech will make her a valuable resource for us.”

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AVAC Ltd. Partner in Finistere Ventures $150M FVII Fund

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AVAC Ltd. and Bayer CropScience are founding partners in Finistere Ventures latest Ag Tech Fund

Calgary, AB – AVAC Ltd. is pleased to announce the first closing of the Finistere Ventures FVII Fund, a new $150M Ag Tech Fund. AVAC is a founding partner in the FVII Fund alongside Bayer CropScience and another global strategic partner. The Fund’s mandate is to identify and invest in world-class technologies across early to growth stage companies in the agriculture technology (Ag Tech) space.

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