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At Tenacious Ventures, we partner with agtech operators creating impact at scale at the intersection of digitally native agriculture and climate solutions.

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Challenges with Investing in Food Waste Tech with Closed Loop Partners and Olympia Yarger of Goterra

Waste in the food system is an incredibly big challenge. The good news is, there are plenty of startups, and many investors, that are tackling these thorny problems.

29 min
April 26, 2023
Collaborating at the Intersection of Dairy and Alt-Dairy, with Michael Hampson from Norco Cooperative

We have a lot of conviction that the future of alt-proteins writ large offers a lot of opportunities for conventional protein producers as well. Today's guest, Michael Hampson, CEO of Norco Cooperative Ltd., agrees.

33 min
April 12, 2023
How to Invest in Deep Tech in Agri-food, Tenaciously

Deep tech companies are often a challenging sell for venture capitalists, but we believe they're also the future of the agri-food system. Today, Komal Patel and J. Matthew Pryor discuss how we think about deep tech investing at Tenacious Ventures.

27 min
March 29, 2023
Unlocking Phosphorus for the Future of Fertility with Hunter Swisher of Phospholutions

Today we're speaking with Hunter Swisher, founder, and CEO of Phospholutions, who hopes that his technology promises to enhance phosphorus use efficiency.

30 min
March 15, 2023

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Impact is in our DNA: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome (& an ag emissions mindmap)

Vela shares reflections on her journey of overcoming imposter syndrome, the value she has found in "learning out loud", and a learning tool she developed to explore agricultural emissions.

May 3, 2023
Impact is in our DNA: Our Theory of Change

Vela shares our Theory of Change, and how documenting it has allowed us to codify what we’ve been thinking and doing for the past three years and highlighted how we’ve put intention into practice.

May 3, 2023
Climate Solutions
Will taxing ag emissions actually work?

New Zealand and Denmark are global first-movers with proposals to tax agricultural emissions as part of national climate change efforts. While efforts to reduce emissions from agriculture are absolutely needed, there may also be unintended consequences from these policy measures when viewed from a global, systems level.

April 20, 2023
Don't Go Chasing (only) Unicorns

We fundamentally believe that transitioning toward a climate resilient and decarbonized future of food and agriculture requires transformation of atoms and molecules, not just bits and bytes. Time and again we are asked, “but is investing in deeptech really compatible with venture returns?” We believe the answer is an unequivocal YES.

April 6, 2023
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