Our portfolio consists of investments made by MLS Capital Fund II, a venture capital fund co-managed by Spruce Capital Partners, LLC.
AGERpoint has developed a series of data tools that enable it to construct a detailed, 3D model of a grower’s entire inventory of productive assets from LiDAR and hyperspectral scans. These can be used to predict each plant’s yield, and measure its vitality.
Amfora aims to become the world leader in nutritionally-enhanced crops for food and animal feed. Amfora will use sophisticated genetic and breeding methodologies that are aimed at increasing the protein and energy density of forage and food crops.
Consumer Physics has developed and produced a pocket sized near infrared spectrometer for analysis and identiﬁcation of objects based on chemical composition. The product has application and is gaining traction in the food and agriculture sector.
Crop Enhancement is applying green chemical formulations to combat crop loss and deliver biologicals and nutrients to the plant surface. The non-toxic crop coating acts to repel pests and inhibit fungal growth for protecting high-value crops.
Evolve has brought to market the next generation of microbiome-based products to improve the life-long health trajectory of new born infants worldwide.
GreenLight has developed a scalable process for the low-cost production of RNA and is designing various RNA based products to control agricultural pests and disease vectors that have become resistant to traditional chemical pesticides.
Inscripta has developed the technology and now is designing an instrument that integrates and automates the CRISPR method for gene editing in micro-organisms.
Pivot Bio is developing products based on the plant microbiome to target unmet plant nutrition needs in production agriculture. It’s first application delivers season long nitrogen supply to the plant sourced from the atmosphere.
Provivi is leveraging proprietary bio-catalysis enabled processes to lower the cost of producing insect pheromones, thus enabling broad insect control in crops without pesticides. In parallel they are completing the field trails to prove efficacy and establish agronomic best practices in the nascent field of pheromone insect control in row crops.