Agfunder investment crowdfunding platform CEO Rob Leclerc has been labeled an “Up and Comer” in a recent Forbes article. Noted as an innovator who is finding ways to improve life on the farm, Leclerc’s work with his Agricultural industry crowdfunding platform was noted for their accomplishments to date – and the future potential.
To quote Forbes:
Leclerc, 41, had a Ph.D. in biology and a background in artificial intelligence when he went to work with an African agribusiness company and became fascinated with the challenge of connecting a winning idea with willing investors. In 2013 he launched AgFunder, an online investment platform for the global agriculture industry. Handling $1.3 billion worth of projects, AgFunder connects private and institutional investors with ventures ranging from cattle ranches in Brazil to Hawaiian dairy farms to cloud-based ag software. He says he wants to make it the “financial infrastructure” of farming.