Enabling innovative agriculture for global impact

We are Australia's first and only dedicated agrifood tech VC firm.

We lead early-stage investments with high-conviction and hands-on support to help agrifood tech startups grow.
Some of the businesses we've invested in...

We believe in a future where the global food and agriculture system is sustainable, profitable for farmers, and able to adapt to the changing needs of consumers.

Tenacious Ventures was created to find, support, and invest in remarkable entrepreneurs who are transforming the agrifood supply chain.

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A founding team who are fully committed and deeply connected.

A globally recognized food systems innovation expert, Sarah Nolet has developed, implemented and executed strategies and programs for some of Australia's leading organizations and agtech startups.

Serial entrepreneur and agtech pioneer, Matthew Pryor has extensive experience in technology & agriculture in Australia and the USA. His experience spans creation, scaling, and exit on both sides of the table

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Sarah Nolet

Matthew Pryor

Komal Patel

Vela Georgiev

Kirsten Diprose

Our Team

Meet the team that supports Tenacious Ventures, our investments and our investors.

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Investor Notes
Investment Notes: Goterra
We started Tenacious Ventures to bring high conviction support to remarkable founders solving the world’s biggest challenges in agrifood. Our first investment is a perfect example of what we’re looking for and why we do what we do.
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Investment Notes: Nowadays
Nowadays, based in Silicon Valley, makes delicious plant-based meat products with a few, guilt-free ingredients. For example, their first product is a nugget made with only 7 simple ingredients: filtered water, yellow pea protein, whole wheat flour, sunflower oil, yeast extract, maple fiber, and mushroom extract. 
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Investment Notes: RapidAIM
Our fifth investment, RapidAIM, is enabling the transition away from conventional pesticides by providing large-scale, real-time pest analytics that gives growers and their service providers the confidence they need to make the transition.
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Tenacious Ventures in the News

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Federal 'green bank' and Mike Cannon-Brookes back new 'agrifood' fund

Federal 'green bank' and Mike Cannon-Brookes back new 'agrifood' fund

Matthew Pryor

Square Peg, Blackbird, Tenacious Ventures and Grok pile into cell-based meat start-up Vow

Square Peg, Blackbird, Tenacious Ventures and Grok pile into cell-based meat start-up Vow

Kirsten Diprose

Tenacious Ventures closes first fund, oversubscribed at $35M

Tenacious Ventures has reached the significant milestone of closing its first venture capital fund, oversubscribed, at AUD $35M.

Matthew Pryor

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