To start with, the agricultural market naturally poses great innovation opportunities as it is enormous in size, but plagued by many inefficiencies. Not only is it characterized by fragmented players and many intermediaries constituting the value chain, but customers are also very far away from the producers. On top of this, the market has barely seen any innovation on the production side. No players within fruits and vegetables have managed to create a massive and relatable brand, and customers struggle to enjoy high quality products. The reason why Agricool caught our attention is because the team successfully manages to bring disruption to all parts of the value chain. By transforming containers into closed-loop farming systems, they can offer local, high quality produce in urban areas and do so without adding any toxic pesticides. More than this, Agricool relies on strong R&D to continuously improve productivity and create a profitable model where customers can enjoy tasty and fresh high quality produce from a brand truly caring about changing the customer experience. Last but not least, Agricool is a multi channel distribution brand, selling its products directly to customers and retailers.
daphni introduced us to numerous relevant business angels and corporate investors within the community to close the our first round. For our Series B round daphni’s network and relationships to the investment industry was very rewarding as daphni assisted us with the difficult task of finding investors truly suiting our values and needs. Guillaume Fourdinier - [email protected]
Daphni and the Daphnipolis have been instrumental in our international expansion, by helping us to research market alternatives and finding new potential sites in the US and Asia. Thanks to the community, we currently have established operations in Dubai. Guillaume Fourdinier - [email protected]
By working with the daphnipolis, we managed to build a strong and complementary board which helped us in recruitment within marketing, operations and finance. We got introduced to experts within branding for food products, helping us to put down a winning strategy for how to keep a high level of safety and trust for Agricool. Guillaume Fourdinier - [email protected]
The diversity of the daphnipolis has been very useful as we have gotten access to cross-sector insights. For instance, we spent time with key people within robotics and machine experts, helping us to optimise our production. We also got in contact with the HAX Accelerator in Shenzhen, leading us to further technical insights. Guillaume Fourdinier - [email protected]