Company

AgBiome partners with the Earth’s microbial communities to create products that benefit humans and their environment. Our core business is to discover, develop, produce, and sell innovative biological and trait products for crop protection. AgBiome is deeply committed to giving growers tools that allow them to produce abundant, high quality crops in a way that enhances the agroecosystem.
 
Our novel products compete with and complement synthetic pesticides, and offer significant advantages:
  • Lower carbon footprint
  • Reducing synthetic chemical residues on food
  • Reducing worker exposure to synthetic pesticides
  • Overcoming pest resistance that limits most synthetic chemical pesticides
AgBiome was recently recognized as a Certified B Corp for upholding high social and environmental standards.

AgBiome is a biotechnology company located in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. We discover, develop, and commercialize innovative biological and trait products for crop protection.

Investors & Partners

AgBiome is supported by a powerful syndicate of outstanding investors.

Arch Ventures Partners logo

ARCH Venture Partners
Premier provider of seed and early stage venture capital for technology firms, with a special competence in co-founding and building firms from start-up.

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Harris and Harris Group
Venture capital company specializing in nanotechnology and microsystems that operates as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

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Polaris Partners
Venture capital firm with passion for innovation that has relationships with outstanding visionaries principally in technology and healthcare.

Aliment Capital

Aliment Capital
Aliment Capital is a pioneering growth capital investor in food and agriculture technology.

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The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) UTIMCO is a 501(c)(3) external investment management corporation formed to oversee investments for The University of Texas and Texas A&M Systems. Created in March 1996, UTIMCO was the first external investment corporation formed by a public university system.

Bill and Melinda Gates foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live healthy, productive lives.

Novalis logo

Novalis LifeSciences LLC is an investment and advisory firm for the Life Science industry. Novalis was founded in 2017 by Marijn E. Dekkers and invests in small to medium size, innovative Life Science companies.

Blue Horizon Logo
Blue Horizon, a pure play global pioneer with privileged access in the Food 4.0 ecosystem, has shaped the growth of the alternative proteins market. The company aims to transform the global food industry through impact capital and value creation, and invests across the lifecycles of companies that are mission aligned to replace animal proteins with healthy and sustainable alternative sources of protein.

AgBiome has three strategic investors. These firms receive no special rights for their equity investments.

Leaps by bayer logo

Leaps by Bayer, a new innovation initiative whose mission is to aim for fundamental breakthroughs in the life sciences – ‘leaps’ that have the potential to change our world for the better.

Novozymes logo

Novozymes Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, the company helps improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping build better lives. As the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, its bioinnovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits that we rely on today and in the future.

Syngenta logo

Syngenta Ventures Venture capital arm of Syngenta that invests in companies with the potential to help growers around the world farm more productively.

Leadership Team

 

Scott Uknes

Board of Directors, Co-CEO
 

Eric Ward

Board of Directors, Co-CEO
 

Natarajan “Bala” Balachander

Global Business Development
 

Rick Bartschi

Chief Technology Officer
 

Toni Bucci

Chief Operating Officer
 

Adam Burnhams

Chief Commercial Officer
 

Elizabeth Claypoole

Head of HR
 

Gerald Coward

Chief Financial Officer
 

Ben Holt

VP of Innovation
 

Chris Matton

General Counsel
 

Tim Meigs

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
 

Laura Potter

Chief Science Officer
 

Scott Rabe

Head of Product Development
 

Manasi Ramanna

VP of Finance
 

Jeff Trost

VP of Production

Our Advisors

Board of Directors

 

Scott Uknes

Board of Directors, Co-CEO
 

Eric Ward

Board of Directors, Co-CEO
 

Ben Belldegrun

Board of Directors
 

Marijn Dekkers

Board of Directors
 

Krysta Harden

Board of Directors
 

Mike Koziel

Board of Directors
 

Alison Lawton

Board of Directors
 

Amir Nashat

Board of Directors
 

Patrick Pace, M.D.

Board of Directors
 

Nilay Thakar

Board of Directors