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10 years of Feedback Sessions for Larta’s NIH CAP

“Innovations often start as ideas in search of applications,” remarked Rohit Shukla, CEO of Larta Institute, in his closing remarks at Larta’s “NIH CAP” Feedback Sessions. “We designed our Feedback Sessions along the lines of our Network Centric Model, to solicit the wisdom of our network of industry and domain experts in intimate closed-door sessions. They guide our portfolio companies in the program to hone their strategy, focus on the right opportunities, …

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Larta events: AgTech Week & Ag Innovation Showcase

While agriculture as an asset class has not exactly been a magnet for private equity and venture capital, that trend is changing. Our friends at AgFunder have mapped and documented this in their AgTech Investing Report. The report identifies factors that show the industry to be at a tipping point for investment. Larta is well …

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A Soft Landing for two Romanian innovators

“It’s a warm handoff, a soft landing, into a new network,” says Larta Program Manager, Marco Henkel.
Larta Institute launched the second cycle of our Romanian Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (RICAP) “Soft Landings” last month in February.
The program is a partnership with local partners Cridl and GEA Consulting, with Larta taking the lead on mentoring and U.S. based connections and networking. RICAP features two cycles per 15 month period, with …

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Larta launches 2015 GAIN series

Ag is big business. That’s why we are talking about it.
Larta’s Global Ag Innovation Network (GAIN) had its 2015 debut in Palo Alto at the offices of our GAIN partners, Sidley Austin, March 5th. The theme of this event was “closed loop systems” – or sometimes called “controlled environment agriculture” or indoor agriculture – referring to the practice of growing produce in physically contained environments.
There has been a lot …

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