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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.

We have a dedicated commercial team focused on new M&A opportunities that align with our strategy which has value for farmer shareholders at the heart.

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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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Amy Gibb, Corporate Development Analyst

Dion Cawood, Innovation and Transformation Advisor

Simon Parry, Business Advisor

LIC AgCelerator™ Fund