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Investors x Startups

FIRA USA sets aside specific time to facilitate meetings between agricultural robotics investors and startups.

With a 100% growth forecast over the next two years, agricultural robotics represents a real investment opportunity in the AgTech field - and one that has already attracted many investors around the world.

VCs, Business Angels, Corporate Ventures

All take part in the FIRA USA Invest Day, hoping to discover the best new agricultural robotics solutions


Startups

Make the most of the largest investment forum in ag robotics, which boasts a global profile thanks to international media coverage.

Start-Up Pitch Session

From early prototype stage to Series A funding, take part in the unique Start-Up Pitch session focused on Agricultural Robotics and Autonomous Systems for farming!

The shortlist of the setected start-ups is out!

From seed to Series A funding, take part in the unique Start-Up Pitch session focused on Agricultural Robotics and Autonomous Systems for farming!

 

During their 10-minute pitch (including Q&A), the selected startups will get the opportunity to present their solution and business model to VCs, M&As and business angels. This is also the occasion to compete for the FIRA USA Awards 2024!

 

List of the startups that will pitch on October, 22nd:

Confidentiality:

the pitch session will be open to all FIRA USA 24 registrants.

Requirements:

  • Robotics solutions for farming only
  • Level of growth:
    • Must be a post prototype - we welcome early stage companies, but you must have a version of your system already built in order to be considered.
    • Must be relatively early stage from an investment standpoint - your company is ineligible to compete if your company has already raised over $10M in dilutive funding.
  • The pitch will take place in person only, on October 22nd, 2024 in Woodland (Calif.)
  • The Call for Pitch is now closed!

STEP #1

Call for Pitches/Applications online

STEP #2

Judges' shortlisting of startups.

STEP #3

Unveiling of selected start-ups

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Agenda

FIRA USA 2024 Awards Ceremony

THURS 24

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The plaza

Two categories rewarding the best robots and robot manufacturers will be announced at the World FIRA during this ceremony.  
  • The "Best Start-up" - investors' choice: prize for the most promising start-up in terms of investment, awarded by the jury of FIRA USA investors (AGCO Ventures, Culterra Capital, Foodbites! By Rabobank, Farmhand Ventures, Fulcrum Capital and The Mixing Bowl) following the pitch sessions on October 22 at 3:00 pm.
 
  • The "Best FIRA USA Robot" - participants' choice: The robots exhibiting at FIRA USA 2024 that received the most votes from participants in the dedicated voting app, awarded by World FIRA: gold, silver and bronze medals.
Ag Robotics M&A: Why are OEMs in?

KILLED 22

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Waite Hall - Main stage

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion delving into the importance for OEMs to engage in M&A with agricultural robotics startups and key players of the industry. As agriculture increasingly adopts automation and robotics technologies, OEMs are faced with the challenge of integrating innovative solutions into their existing frameworks. Our expert panelists will explore the strategic considerations, potential synergies, and hurdles OEMs encounter when pursuing M&A with ag robotics startups and advanced technologies for ag robots. Gain valuable insights into the evolving landscape of agricultural technology partnerships and the implications for future industry developments.
FIRA USA 2024 Start-up Pitch Session

KILLED 22

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Waite Hall - Main stage

Pitches of pre-selected start-ups, behind closed doors. Presentation of innovative solutions to a panel of business model to VCs, M&As and business angels. From early prototype stage to Series A funding, take part in the unique Start-Up Pitch session focused on Agricultural Robotics and Autonomous Systems for farming! List of the selected start-ups that will pitch: The pitch session will be followed by a short afterwork to exchange business cards!  
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