Burlington Capital announced today that they have partnered with Invest Nebraska, a member of Bio Nebraska, to launch a new venture capital seed fund, Burlington Capital Ag-Venture.
LINCOLN/OMAHA, NEBRASKA, Sept. 8, 2021 — Today, Burlington Capital, along with partner Invest Nebraska, announced the launch and initial closing of a new venture capital seed fund, Burlington Capital Ag-Venture (www.bcagventure.com), focused on Midwest AgTech innovation. Burlington Capital Ag-Venture intends to raise $11 million and expects to do so with a final close at the end of the year. This new fund is being built from a producer-first and industry-first approach, with its investors and advisors being comprised of some of the most innovative farmers/producers, ag families, agribusinesses, and ag trade associations.
Burlington Capital Ag-Venture is taking advantage of compelling global trends, a push towards ag-innovation, and the lack of a leading Midwest AgTech seed fund, to launch this new platform. Additionally, Ag-Venture is a ground-breaking and unparalleled partnership between Burlington Capital and Invest Nebraska. Both organizations have strong Nebraska and Midwest roots with proven track records in the investment and development of agriculture, technology, and startups. These two groups bring complimentary experiences and skill sets that enhance the platform and maximize upside potential of the fund. “We are excited to be partnering with Invest Nebraska and other agriculture stakeholders in creating a new platform that will assist in the advancement of agricultural entrepreneurship in the Midwest.” said Lisa Roskens, Chairman and CEO for Burlington Capital