Posts Tagged ‘#Plenty’

Plenty isn’t your normal family farm.

Posted on: January 9th, 2020 by Kirenaga Partners

Former Twitter CFO Joins Plenty Team

Posted on: March 15th, 2019 by Kirenaga Partners

Mike Gupta, who helped Twitter go public in 2013 as CFO, has joined the Plenty executive team in that role. His previous experience also includes stints at Yahoo, Docker Inc., and Zynga (where he also contributed to IPO efforts.)

Mike has substantial experience guiding young companies through periods of hyper growth. We are excited to see him join the team.

If you would like to read more about Mike and Plenty, then you can find more information in the Bloomberg article linked below.

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Matt Barnard of Plenty Presents at Davos

Posted on: January 24th, 2019 by Kirenaga Partners

Our friend Matt Barnard, CEO of Plenty, recently got to present his firm’s revolutionary approach to agriculture at the Davos World Economic Forum. Following the successful opening of Plenty’s first two farms, and a third on the way, Matt is working on paving the way for global expansion. Overall, we’re excited to see what comes next for Plenty after getting access to such an influential group of experts.

Finally, you can read a BBC article on the presentation at the link below.

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Stanford GSB Takes Note of Plenty

Posted on: May 9th, 2018 by Kirenaga Partners

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has published a story covering Plenty and its revolutionary approach to agriculture. It appears the school is proud of past graduate and Plenty CEO Matt Barnard!

If you would like to read the article yourself, then you can find the publication at the link below.

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WSJ Runs Article Exploring How Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Makes Its Investments

Posted on: February 27th, 2018 by Kirenaga Partners

SoftBank is arguably the largest tech investor in the world, and the Wall Street Journal has run an article giving a peek at how the fund and its founder, Masayoshi Son, go about choosing its headline-making investments.

As the article describes, and we’ve noted previously, SoftBank made a $200mn investment in Plenty in October 2017. At Kirenaga, we believed in Plenty’s potential back when we became the first institutional investor in the business in 2016, and despite our conviction having only increased, it’s still incredible to see how much the firm has grown over such a short period. We’re delighted to see the Plenty team continuing to get the attention they deserve from other investors and the press alike.

To see the whole story, you can find the full article at the link below.

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Bloomberg Announces Plenty’s Plan to Build 300 Indoor Farms in China

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by Kirenaga Partners

Bloomberg posted an article announcing that our partners at Plenty Inc. plan to use their disruptive Agri-Tech to build 300 indoor farms near major Chinese population hubs to bring produce of unprecedented quality to those metropolitan areas. While Plenty has already experienced explosive growth, we at Kirenaga remain true believers that Plenty has only begun to tap the worldwide opportunity set available to them, and are thrilled to see them taking their first steps into the international market.

You can find the full article at the link below.


Plenty Plans First Full-Scale Operating Farm With Help From $200mn SoftBank Investment

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by Kirenaga Partners

The New York Times recently published an article covering the direction Masayoshi Son is taking SoftBank’s $100bn Vision Fund. We at Kirenaga were excited to see that SoftBank’s investment in our portfolio company Plenty, Inc. was mentioned. We believe Plenty represents the future of modern agriculture, and are thrilled to see them getting the attention they deserve.

You can find the full New York Times piece at the link below.