15 episodes

with Asia Tech podcast and Beanstalk AgTech

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with Asia Tech podcast and Beanstalk AgTech

    Slow Food Agtech Investment

    Slow Food Agtech Investment

    Hi, this is Graham Brown from Asia Tech Podcast. Welcome to the EvokeAg Podcast series, brought to you by the team at Beanstalk.

    In episode 15, the final episode in this series, Rob and Cal have a chat in the Beanpod with Ann-Marie Wun, Investment Manager from the Treis Group and Gerard Chia from VisVires New Protein Ventures.

    Ann and Gerard are both Singapore-based investors with a particular investment focus in sustainable food production solutions. They have a slow food investment thesis that sees opportunities for Australian Startups in Asia.

    And their advice for Startups?
    Be patient, Be Persistent, Ask the right questions and Focus on execution. Oh and make sure you have a solid business case - it's hard to be green when you're in the red!!

    All great advice! Enjoy!

    • 40 min
    Agtech in Indonesia

    Agtech in Indonesia

    Hi, this is Graham Brown from Asia Tech Podcast. Welcome to the EvokeAg Podcast series, brought to you by the team at Beanstalk.

    In episode 14, Rob and Amelia Fyfield catch up with Helen Brown, Founder and Managing Director of Bisnis Asia, and Alex from Salim Agrochemicals.

    Bisnis Asia is building linkages between Australia and Asia, helping business collaborate, access markets and scale. Great insights from Alex around the common challenges that farmers face between Indonesia and Australia, and the importance of education and extension to improve productivity.

    Alex comments that culture is so important in accessing Asian markets - building trust is key to strong relationships. He also schools us on the "3 Yeses" in Indonesia - "Yes I hear you", "Yes I understand what you mean" and "Yes I agree with you".

    And finally a classic quote that defines the importance of building relationships - "If you don't know someone, you don't love someone". Enjoy!

    • 36 min
    Educated Capital for Agtech

    Educated Capital for Agtech

    Hi, this is Graham Brown from Asia Tech Podcast. Welcome to the EvokeAg Podcast series, brought to you by the team at Beanstalk.

    In episode 13 Will and Rob catch up with Guy Hudson, Executive Director of Sparklabs Cultiv8, and Isabelle Decitre, Founder and CEO of ID Capital.

    Guy and Isabelle reflect on the importance of educated and patient capital in driving sustainable food production globally, and how venture based models may not be the right fit in agriculture.

    Lots on insights in accessing capital for introverts! Enjoy

    • 38 min
    Growing smart farms

    Growing smart farms

    Hi, this is Graham Brown from Asia Tech Podcast. Welcome to the EvokeAg Podcast series, brought to you by the team at Beanstalk.

    In episode 12 Rob and Will have a chat about Smart Farming with Lou Conway, Director of the University of New England SMART Region Incubator, and John Evans, Head of the Thomas Elder Institute.

    Both Lou and John agree that time is the biggest limitation for farmers, and the importance of challenge-led innovation in delivering viable business models for new technology.

    Plenty of food for thought in this episode. Enjoy!

    • 40 min
    Farming more with less

    Farming more with less

    Hi, this is Graham Brown from Asia Tech Podcast. Welcome to the EvokeAg Podcast series, brought to you by the team at Beanstalk.

    In episode 11 Cal and Will have a chat about Farming more with Less with Rob Trenchard, Director of Hydox technologies and Patrick Duffy, CEO of e-Agri.

    Hydrox is addressing the massive issue of plastic mulch film waste - a $5bn market that generates thousands of tonnes of plastic waste that is either burnt, buried or ends up in the soil. And e-Agri is delivering fully automated vertical farming solutions for urban farming developments which are moving fast in Asia.

    Both companies are committed to sustainable farming and delivering safe, clean and nutritious food to your plate.

    Enjoy the chat!

    • 43 min
    Natural Design Thinking in Agtech

    Natural Design Thinking in Agtech

    Hi, this is Graham Brown from Asia Tech Podcast. Welcome to the EvokeAg Podcast series, brought to you by the team at Beanstalk.

    In episode 10, Will and Rob talk with Brian Ruddle, Managing Director of the Impact Innovation Group, and Duncan Farquar, Manager of Emerging Industries at AgriFutures Australia.

    Brian and Duncan are both passionate about growing young people in Australian Ag, using challenge led innovation to drive adoption of new technology that makes business sense.

    And we get some crusty insights into harnessing biodiversity to bring natural design thinking to life!
    Enjoy the chat!

    • 31 min

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