LIC AgCelerator™ Fund

At LIC we've been improving the lives of our dairy farmer shareholders and customers for more than 100 years through innovation and co-operation.

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The LIC AgCelerator Fund is a corporate venture fund specifically designed to invest in external start-up companies. The aim of the fund is to help innovators and entrepreneurs kick-start their products and get them launched into market or scale-up faster. The LIC AgCelerator Fund invests for strategic and financial benefits to LIC, and will consider investment in the pre-seed through to Series B stage.

The LIC AgCelerator Fund is tailored for individuals and entities seeking to develop innovations that will deliver value to the dairy industry by:

  • Increasing productivity
  • Improving animal health
  • Providing diagnostic tools
  • Improving traceability
  • Enabling sustainable practises
  • Advancing breeding techniques
  • Improve efficiencies on farm to save time
  • Leveraging big data to improve farm management.

LIC have a dedicated commercial team focused on new M&A opportunities that align with the cooperatives innovation-led, dairy focused strategy.

Strategy - our business

LIC has extensive knowledge of the New Zealand pasture-based dairy farming market and can offer successful applicants resources beyond just capital.

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Apply now to the LIC AgCelerator Fund using the application form below.

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Eleshea DSouza

Corporate Development Manager

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Amy Gibb

Corporate Development Analyst

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Ellie Whelan

New Ventures Analyst

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Dion Cawood

Innovation and Transformation Advisor

Simon Parry

Business Advisor

LIC AgCelerator™ Fund