Pomona AgTech
es un programa del fondo de inversión Pomona Impact
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Pomona Impact
Invirtiendo en Centroamérica, México, Ecuador y Colombia
Pomona Impact

In the past six years, Pomona Impact has made 20 investments in 19 companies, achieving a solid combination of financial returns and tangible impact results.

Pomona Impact is in the process of raising funds for the Pomona Impact Fund II, LP (“PIF”) in order to increase the capital that we will be able to put to work in support of scalable PYMES prepared to create a high social and/or environmental impact.

Pomona Impact knows they have to be present and active in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Central American region. For this purpose, they launched Pomona AgTech in 2016. Through this initiative, Pomona Impact invests in...

Why AgTech?

In Central America, 30% of jobs and more than 30% of the GDP depend on agriculture. Yet there is currently a lack of leadership and support focused on agricultural entrepreneurship and innovation in the region.

This lack of resources has a substantial impact. Some of the most significant consequences include:

  • Smallholder producers are increasingly falling behind in productivity levels compared to local and international producers that have better access to the latest technology and larger markets.
  • Central America is one of the regions most susceptible to climate change worldwide; the use of agricultural technology is the best way to be able to prepare for and mitigate the harm that these changes will continue to cause.
  • The region...

Objectives

Our principal goal is to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector in Central America through building skills and creating community and investment.

Our objectives are the following:

  • To create a community of businesses that are better prepared to receive investment through the Bootcamp, Incubator, and Accelerator programs.
  • To connect investors with entrepreneurs in the region.
  • To be leaders in the entrepreneurial AgTech sector in Central America.

Advisory Board AgTech

AgTech Leadership
We have established an advisory board comprised of leaders from the best agricultural universities and prominent private and public institutions in the region. There is no other group in Central America with this collective experience and knowledge - it is unmatched and will be an incredible resource to help us roll out our grand vision. The Advisory Board includes.

Cristian Rodríguez
CEO
Soluciones Analíticas
José Perdomo
President
CropLife Latin América
Ricardo Santa Cruz
Director Agricultural Division
Agexport
Juan Carlos Zapata
Director
Fundesa
Yanine Chan
Decana de Asuntos Académicos
Universidad Earth
Roger Norton
Professor in Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
Monica Stein PhD
Dean of Research
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Jeffrey Landsdale
President
University of Zamorano

Allies

Pomona believes firmly in the power of partnerships and alliances. As an investment fund, we have created a very strong network of companies and institutions that are helping us achieve our goals. Focusing in the AgTech program, the following partnerships are the ones that will prove more essential.

Ambassadors in the Region