This cannabis industry vertical includes companies leveraging their expertise in agriculture and food sciences to improve the potential of cannabis and hemp plants. Solutions from companies in this vertical tend to focus on influencing plant characteristics
such as yield, oil production, disease reduction, and more.
It also includes companies using various scientific disciplines to develop food and agriculture innovations for both humans and animals that incorporate active cannabis and hemp ingredients.
Compared to other commercially available crops, little standardization currently exists in cannabis and hemp cultivation practices. As the industry matures, cannabis and hemp producers and processors will need standardized and stable inputs to remain
competitive, develop consistent products, and maintain consumer and patient safety.
Agriculture and food science companies aim to address this need with innovative and disruptive technologies, strong intellectual property, and rigorous research and development processes. Successful companies in this industry vertical will have the ability
to scale and monetize their technologies by working with producers, processors, strategic partners, and competitors in the space.
Finally, the acquisition landscape in the broader agriculture and food industries also makes this a compelling segment for investment. With large companies from these industries eyeing the cannabis sector, specifically companies seeking strong cannabis-related
intellectual property, we believe this vertical will provide strong returns on invested capital.
*Source: Pitchbook (Jan 1 2015-Jan 1 2020). Note that these key statistics relate to the broader agriculture and food sciences segment, and not the cannabis-focused agriculture and food sciences segment.
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