The Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre (AFIC) is our Singapore-based agrifood incubator and manager of the Trendlines Agrifood Fund. AFIC partners with stakeholders in Singapore’s agrifood start-up ecosystem, including Enterprise Singapore and Republic Polytechnic.
The Trendlines Agrifood Fund, based in Singapore, invests in near-future agrifood companies to address the immense challenges that the global food and agricultural systems face. Powered by a team of industry experts together with our global network in the agrifood ecosystem, we leverage our deep and wide experience to invest in exceptional ag and food companies for meaningful impact on the supply chain. We do this in a sustainable manner, creating value for all stakeholders. During 2020, the Fund completed three investments, two in later-stage companies – Equinom and Saturas, and one in early-stage company – Insectta.
As part of AFIC’s activities, we provide comprehensive support to our portfolio companies. The support includes, but is not limited to, business development, IP advisory, connections to our vast network of agrifood-focused experts and stakeholders, general administration and bookkeeping.
AFIC established and runs our signature program, the 3i Agrifood Accelerator Program, supporting, advancing and preparing international entrepreneurs with great ideas, as feasible companies poised for further investment and growth. Additionally, via our Market Entry Program, AFIC also works with agrifood start-ups that are interested in expansion to the Asian market.
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