CultivateCI Earns Spot in SVG Ventures|THRIVE 2023 Academy II Cohort

CultivateCI Earns Spot in SVG Ventures|THRIVE 2023 Academy II Cohort

Calgary, AB, Feb 23, 2023: We are pleased to announce that CultivateCI has been selected to participate in the the THRIVE Academy II global cohort. Our company is one of only 15 chosen from around the world to take part in the twelve-week program designed to support early-stage companies accelerate growth in the Agrifood-tech industry.

SVG Ventures|THRIVE created the THRIVE Academy, a multi-month program designed to support early-stage Agrifood-tech entrepreneurs, to help provide new companies with a solid foundation for future growth by helping them validate their ideas. The Academy leverages the award-winning and globally focused programming suite of SVG Ventures|THRIVE, which has been successful in supporting agrifood innovation around the world. The THRIVE Academy is aimed at meeting the needs of early-stage agrifood tech entrepreneurs and helping them scale further and faster.

The THRIVE Academy is a 12-week agrifood pre-accelerator program offering both in-person and virtual programming. With access to corporate mentors from THRIVE's extensive network, entrepreneurs receive tailored guidance and advice throughout the program.

"We are excited to start our second iteration of the program with an incredible global cohort, and continue our industry leading program in Alberta," says John Cassidy, Managing Director, Canada, SVG Ventures|THRIVE. "This cohort of the THRIVE Academy reflects a diverse group of innovators throughout Alberta and the world over."

"The THRIVE Academy addresses a critical need to support founders earlier in their journey," says John Hartnett, Founder and CEO, SVG Ventures|THRIVE. "By supporting companies in the early stages, founders can scale further and faster while developing innovative solutions to our food ecosystems biggest challenges. This support will drive meaningful change and earlier adoption of necessary new technologies"

"Being selected for this cohort is a great honor for us," said Boyd Koldingnes, CEO. "We are excited about the opportunity to participate in this program and to connect with other companies and industry leaders who share our passion for innovation in the Agrifood-Tech sector."

The cohort is bringing new technology solutions across crop production, carbon sequestration, water management and beyond. The Alberta based program hosts a number of local representation with 8 of the 15 companies selected for the program hailing from Alberta, Canada, with the remainder coming from across Canada and various locations worldwide, including the United States, Sweden, Germany and Argentina.

The THRIVE Academy is made possible by funding from the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program led and managed by Alberta Innovates. SVG Ventures|Thrive activities in Alberta are co-funded by a consortium that includes the Alberta Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Alberta Innovates, Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), and Olds College.

For more information about the THRIVE Academy II program and to see the inaugural list of cohort companies visit

About CultivateCI

CultivateCI is designed to take the guess work out of carbon by providing transparent carbon index scoring. We give you the ability to understand your carbon index on a farm, field or bushel level and the option to secure better pricing as well as the tools to better understand and predict your footprint. 

Media Contact CultivateCI

Boyd Koldingnes




About SVG Ventures|THRIVE

SVG Ventures | THRIVE is the leading global agrifood investment and innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, and comprised of top agriculture, food & technology corporations, universities, and investors. With a community of over 8,000 startups from over 100 countries, the THRIVE platform invests, accelerates, and creates unparalleled access for entrepreneurs to scale globally to solve the biggest challenges facing the food and agriculture

industries. SVG’s global partners include leading government, agriculture, and technology corporations such as Alberta Government, Old’s College, Calgary Economic Development, Corteva, Driscoll’s, FCC, BASF, Kubota, Land O’Lakes, Trimble, Taylor Farms, Bayer, ICL, SHELL, Nutrien, Intel, Valmont, UFA, Yamaha Motor Ventures and Wilbur-Ellis.

Crunchbase recognizes SVG Ventures as the most active AgTech investor with a portfolio count of over 80 investments in the sector. Learn more at 

Media Contact SVG Ventures|THRIVE

Kelsey Ducker

Marketing Director

+1 (678) 772 7890