Generation Food Rural Partners is an inception stage venture fund focused on commercializing university-developed intellectual property in food, protein, and agriculture technologies. We partner with leading research universities across the United States to launch new companies with strategic, commercial-ready innovations at their core. We recruit seasoned management teams, provide seed stage and follow-on capital, and bring support from our network of strategic partners to each new company from inception. If you’re interested in joining our network of university partners or strategic LPs, please contact us here. If you’re interested in management team opportunities at our portfolio companies, please apply here.
Rural communities have always and will continue to be the engines driving innovation in the food and agriculture systems across the United States — we rely upon them as food providers for our entire country. Universities are pioneering innovation in food, protein and agriculture technologies that represent a significant growth opportunity for rural communities. The Generation Food Rural Partners fund is a unique model to bridge the gap between the innovative minds of university researchers and global corporations searching for fresh solutions. By bringing capital and business-building expertise to centers of research, we will leverage our investment expertise and the wealth of knowledge in rural communities to build great businesses, create jobs, optimize infrastructure, and drive local economic development.
GFRP Fund University Partners