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Agtools® selected to participate in start up accelerator program



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Calif., Aug 26, 2021 - Microsoft Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Award Winner Agtools®, will be participating as 1 of only 5 companies chosen by Illinois AgTech Accelerator for a 12-week intensive program designed for best-in-breed agtech startups worldwide. Housed at the Research Park of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Agtools will be in good company with other global corporations such as ADM, Bayer, Cargill, CME, Deere, Corteva and more.

The program focuses on the participants connecting with mentors, customers, corporate partners, and investors. In addition, each startup receives a cash investment and access to gener8tors network of mentors and investors. “This is an honor and great opportunity for Agtools®, it is a great platform to launch our mobile program to farmers, the Midwest is starting to appreciate Specialty Crops (Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Herbs and Plants)” said Martha Montoya, the company’s CEO.

Gener8tor, founded in 2012 Wisconsin-based startup accelerator program gener8tor announced it is launching two new programs that are focused on innovation in the agriculture industry. The programs are being run in partnership with Champaign-based VC firm Serra Ventures. The accelerators are also backed by Agri-Fab, Fox Development, GEM Realty Capital, The UIUC Research Park, the University of Illinois and The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation.

To date, gener8tor’s 131 alumni have cumulatively raised more than $400M in follow-on financing. Of these 131 alumni, 62.6% have raised more than $1M in follow-on financing or have been acquired. Gener8tor facilitates more than 40 different programs spanning accelerators, corporate programming, speaker series, conference, upskilling and fellowships.

Agtools® is a rapidly growing SaaS and Enterprise market intelligence solution company driving efficiency within the global food and agricultural supply chain. At a billion transactions per second, Agtools® offers a solution to the challenge of accessing real-time data needed for short- and long-term business decisions which are causally related to revenue, costs, and overall efficiency, offering data for farmers, buyers, distributors, retailers, government agencies, financial firms, and other stakeholders to manage volatile and high velocity product categories. Agtools® leverages endless sector knowledge for improving bottom lines.

The goal is to help the industry, ensure less waste and provide solutions and information to our customers in one place. Information is key and participating in a nationally recognized accelerator program such as this gives Agtools® with even more recognition to move forward.


Media Contacts, Agtools Inc. Charles Harrison Tel: 714-272-0637 charles@ag.tools

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