Tenacious Ventures

We support
early-stage innovators 
buildING a sustainable future for food and agriculture

TENACIOUS VENTURES

We believe that technology is a key enabler of the long-term economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable future for agriculture

Tenacious Ventures

Australia’s first dedicated agrifood tech VC firm.
investing in Australian Seed and Series-A agrifood tech startups.

Where We Invest

FUNDING AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL INNOVATORS

investing in entrepreneurs who are transforming the agrifood supply chain

We believe that technology is a key enabler of the long-term economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable future. We provide entrepreneurs with the capital and hands-on support they need to transform agrifood supply chains.

Stage

We support and invest in early-stage teams. We look for bold, tenacious founders committed to solving big problems with technologically-enabled, transformational insights.

Area

We invest all along the agrifood supply chain, across areas such as farm inputs, soil, on-farm, supply chain, alternative systems, and new value chains.

Who Are We

Our Team

Our team, led by co-founders Sarah Nolet and Matthew Pryor, is uniquely qualified to identify, invest in, and support agrifood tech startups. We have spent our careers working to bring technology-enabled solutions to agriculture. We have helped to build the agtech industry in Australia. And we have been honored to work with innovative producers and grower groups, as well as early-stage startups that are solving tough, important problems with new business models and technologies.

Sarah
Nolet

General Partner

A globally recognised food systems innovation expert, Sarah has developed, implemented and executed strategies and programs for some of Australia's leading organizations and agtech startups.

matthew
Pryor

General Partner

Serial entrepreneur and agtech pioneer, Matthew has extensive experience in technology & agriculture in Australia and the USA. His experience spans creation, scaling, and exit on both sides of the table.

cass
Mao

Venture Partner

Growth specialist and experienced investor. Cass led the go-to-market of two Australian startups and managed portfolio companies at VC fund Trimantium Capital.