About the Awards

The AgFunder Innovation Awards recognize the innovators and entrepreneurs driving the agri-food tech industry forward, nominated by a committee of global agri-food tech investors and the winners peer-selected by AgFunder’s network of over 70,000 members & subscribers.

The awards will take place on Wednesday March 18, 2020 as part of the Rethink Agri-Food Innovation Week in San Francisco, at a special networking evening bridging the World Agri-Tech and Future Food-Tech summits. It’s a unique opportunity to celebrate excellence and network with the entire agri-food innovation ecosystem.

The informal event is open to all delegates, whether wrapping up their World Agri-Tech experience or powering up for Future Food-Tech.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to partner on the awards? Get in touch now to discuss opportunities to raise your profile to the most influential audience of agri-food innovators, corporates and investors in one event.

Contact Pierrick Schadt or call 0044 1293 789989 for details.

Judging Process

  • The Nomination Committee is currently being selected. These experts will compile a shortlist of the most exciting start-ups across the agri-food scene, which will then go to the public vote.
  • Start-Ups – now is the time to start raising your profile! What are you doing, what progress are you making, what’s new?
  • The shortlist will be announced in early February 2020, with voting open until early March.
  • Winners announced in the awards ceremony on Wednesday March 18 bridging the World Agri-Tech and Future Food-Tech summits in San Francisco.

2019 Awards Categories & Finalists


  • US pre-series A: WINNER: FieldIn
  • US series A and beyond: WINNER: Sound Agriculture
  • International pre-series A: WINNER: Seed-X 
  • International series A and beyond: WINNER: Solinftec



  • US pre-series A: WINNER: Cambridge Crops
  • US series A and beyond: WINNER: Full Harvest
  • International pre-series A: WINNER: Amai Proteins
  • International series A and beyond: WINNER: CargoX 


  • US pre-series A: WINNER: Planetarians
  • US series A and beyond: WINNER: Impossible Foods
  • International pre-series A: WINNER: Alchemy FoodTech 
  • International series A and beyond: WINNER: Ukko 



  • Most valuable agri-food tech accelerator program: WINNER: Thrive