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Investors x Startups

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

With 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 World FIRA 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.

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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!

After the call for pitches ending November 30th, 12 start-ups will present their project to potential investors during World FIRA 2024 on February 6th, 2024.

During their 10-minute pitch (including Q&A), they’ll get the opportunity to present their solution and business model to VCs, corporate ventures and business angels. This is also a chance to compete for the World FIRA Start-Up Awards 2024!

List of the selected start-ups that will pitch on February, 6th 2024 at 2.00 pm:

Confidentiality:

Each pitch session will only be accessible to authorized investors.

Criteria:

  • Robotics solutions for farming only
  • Level of maturity
    • 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 on February 6th, 2023 in Auzeville-Tolosane, near Toulouse (France)

STEP #1

Call for Pitches/Applications online

STEP #2

Judges’ shortlisting of startups.

STEP #3

Unveiling of selected start-ups

Agenda

Wed 7

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Hangar

The agricultural robots market is projected to grow from USD 13.5 Billion in 2023 to USD 40.1 Billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 24.3%. With dozens of in-field robots models already in activity in Europe and worldwide (25 models in activity in France according to the Observatoire des Usages Numérique en Agriculture), panelists will share their visions:   - From the market analysis Mc Kinsey: key figures and trends that drive the market, - From the dealers perspective: their key role in the industry, and the potential businesses (crop types and functions), - From the industrials and investors point of view: why are ag robotics start-ups so appealing to farmers... so it is for industrials and investors too!  

LINK TO VIDEO ON DEMAND

 

LIEN VERS LA VIDEO REPLAY

Thu 8

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Hangar

The World FIRA Awards 2024 Four categories rewarding the best robots and robot manufacturers will be announced at the World FIRA during this ceremony.   The « Ag Robot of the Year » - farmers’ choice: Award for the best robot currently on the market, presented by Future Farming, and selected from the robots featured in the Ag-Robot Buying Guide 2024   The « Best Start-up » - investors’ choice: prize for the most promising start-up in terms of investment, awarded by the jury of World FIRA investors (Capagro, Rabobank and Fulcrum Capital) following the pitch sessions on February 6 at 2:00 pm.   The « Best World FIRA Robot » - participants’ choice: The robots exhibiting at World FIRA that received the most votes from participants in the dedicated voting box, awarded by World FIRA: gold, silver and bronze medals.   « Hackathon Grand Défi Award »    

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Tue 6

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hangar - Class room

Pitches of pre-selected start-ups, behind closed doors. Presentation of innovative solutions to a panel of business model to VCs, corporate ventures 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:
  • Orbiba Robotics
  • MOVE ON
  • MecaBotiX
  • SOFTIROB – SOFTIVERT
  • Robotic Perception
  • DailyRobotics
  • Autoagri
  • listt.io
  • Nature Robots GmbH
  • H2arvester Systems
  • AISPRID
  • Osiris Agriculture

Tue 6

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Hangar - class room

Private event  

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