Sun World Innovations – the technology and licensing arm of Sun World International – has joined SVG Partners’ Thrive programme as a corporate partner.
The move will see Sun World Innovations work with the programme’s partners to identify cutting edge technologies and harness its own horticultural expertise and international licensee platforms with growers and marketers globally.
“We believe that emerging agriculture technologies will become even more vital to permanent specialty crop agriculture,” said David Marguleas, president of Sun World Innovations. “We're excited about our new affiliation with Thrive and believe that its dynamic platform is both timely and uniquely suited to helping us and others nurture and support relevant tech start-ups.”
Thrive works to connect the expertise of technology companies to the “on-the-ground knowledge” of agricultural companies, the financial backing of investors, and entrepreneurs solving problems in the agri-tech space.
“We are delighted to welcome Sun World Innovations as the latest corporate partner to join our Thrive ecosystem,” said SVG Partners and Thrive founder John Hartnett. “They join an elite group of world class partners as we continue to strengthen the platform and revolutionize the future of agriculture."
Other partners in the Thrive initiative include Verizon, JV Smith, Land O’Lakes, Driscoll’s Berries, Taylor Farms, Wells Fargo, Western Growers Association, the City of Salinas, Panasonic, Yamaha Motor Ventures, and PMA.