How Can Agtech Startups and Corporates Do More Together?

There's a persistent myth in the startup space, and in agtech especially, that the most important way that corporates can support startups is through direct investments. In our experience, this is an insanely incomplete picture. Agribusiness and agricultural production are complex and enigmatic worlds, and newcomers to the space need guidance and support from advisors, customers, and support infrastructure, just as much as they need capital, if not more. 

Today we’re joined by Kevin McDonald, VP of Customer and Government Relations at Guardian Ag, to hear more about Guardian’s ongoing partnership with Wilbur-Ellis; how it came about, how it’s going, and what other startups and corporates can learn from the experience. 

In this episode, Kevin also speaks about:

  • The recent history of ag drone development in the US and what the latest generation of drone-makers have learned from past iterations
  • Why a US-based supply chain matters in 2023, and what it means to their customers
  • Why Guardian is focusing on creating a tool that integrates with existing equipment tools


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Key takeaways

  • [00:10:05] The limitation of swarm technology in aerial ag drones
  • [00:20:48] Why Wilbur-Ellis was the right partner for Guardian
  • [00:30:05] Creating an adaptable farm implement that integrates

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