The Yield Lab announces launch of new location in Singapore.
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership’s Helix Center client, the Yield Lab, announced the addition of the Yield Lab Asia Pacific to its global network. The Yield Lab Asia Pacific is a food and agricultural technology (agrifood-tech) venture fund and accelerator, structured similarly to its peer accelerators in North America, Europe, and Latin America. This fund, based in Singapore, will focus on driving innovation across the entire Asia Pacific region.
Founded in 2014, and operating in North America, Europe and Latin America, the Yield Lab Accelerators invest US $100,000 into early stage agrifood tech startups. These startups take part in tailored accelerator programming, receive one on one mentorship, and gain access to the Yield Lab’s global network of agricultural businesses, scientists’ farmers and investors. The Yield Lab focuses on technologies in crop production and plant science, animal health and welfare, precision agriculture, supply chain/logistics, sustainability, and food ingredients. The Yield Lab also makes seed and series A investments into opportunities selected from its accelerator graduates and other agrifood tech opportunities.
“We believe commercializing innovative solutions to sustainably feed the world’s population is the largest challenge facing human kind.” said Thad Simons, co-founder and Managing Director at The Yield Lab. “Establishing the Yield Lab in Asia Pacific, where 60% of the world’s populations lives, is a logical extension to our the Yield Lab funds in North America, Latin America and Europe.”
“The Yield Lab Asia Pacific is bringing all of the great strategy and methods that has made those attending our accelerator program successful in driving follow on investment,” said Claire Pribula, Managing Director of the Yield Lab Asia Pacific. “There is no more important purpose than food sustainability, and no better place in Asia Pacific than Singapore from which to access the AP regions diverse agrifood subject matter expertise, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, and investment.”
Applicants to the 2019 Yield Lab Asia Pacific program are invited to apply online via the Yield Lab website www.theyieldlab.com.
About The Yield Lab
The Yield Lab enables entrepreneurs to sustainably revolutionize agrifood tech systems globally in order to sustainably feed the world. We do this through our accelerators in St. Louis, Missouri (North America); Buenos Aires, Argentina (Latin America); and Dublin, Ireland (Europe). Each accelerator invests $100,000 in early stage agrifood tech companies, provides network focused programming with an emphasis on customers, collaborators, and capital, and provides mentorship from our team of agribusiness experts. For more information, please visit www.theyieldlab.com.