SeedLinked obtains critical funding

Congratulations to SeedLinked — a CTC client, SBIR Advance awardee and 2019 Governor’s Business Plan Contest “Bright New Idea” winner — upon receiving a critical investment from TitletownTech, a $25 million venture fund led by Microsoft and the Green Bay Packers.

SeedLinked, based in Viroqua, developed a web platform that uses crowd-sourced data and advanced analytics to enable plant breeders, seed sellers, farmers and gardeners to choose, acquire, breed and sell place-adapted, specialty seed.

“If it wasn’t for CTC, I would still be driving to my corporate job in La Crosse every day,” said Dr. Nicolas Enjalbert, founder and CEO of SeedLinked.

In 2019, after working with CTC on their SBIR application, SeedLinked was awarded $100,000 by the USDA SBIR/STTR program. SeedLinked received guidance and a Phase 1 SBIR Advance Matching Grant in the fall of 2019. SBIR Advance grant recipients receive CTC staff support throughout the commercialization process, including Lean Startup training, business plan review and other consulting.

“The SeedLinked team did an excellent job working through the initial technical and commercial challenges,” said Dr. Todd Strother, CTC Senior Technology Consultant.

We are excited to be part of SeedLinked’s journey to help farm businesses evolve!

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