Agriculture supply chain experts


AgriDigital founders Bob McKay, Ben Reid and Emma Weston have a deep knowledge of agricultural supply chains. With over 80 years of combined agricultural experience, they’ve grown, traded, exported and marketed grain globally. Prior to founding AgriDigital in late 2015, the three worked together at Australian grain broking and marketing pioneer, Agfarm which was originally founded by Bob. Bob and Emma also co-founded Australia’s first online grain broking and clearing house, Clear Grain.

Bob, Ben and Emma have seen and experienced the inefficiencies in the agricultural supply chain first hand. In Emma's words: "we all knew there was a better way; and that by using emerging technologies we could create cost-effective, efficient and world-leading agri-commodity management and supply chain solutions that would have global impact."

“Supply chains are really complex with multiple participants, lots of double-entry, and manual handling. It’s hard to match payments with title and asset transfers. There’s a real lack of transparency and trust. We set about designing a platform that solved these problems,” says Bob. And Ben agrees, "managing grain from farm to consumer should not be so complex; we work with our customers to simplify and increase the efficiency of their indiviudal operations; we can then incrementally improve the whole of supply chain experience."

Enter AgriDigital, the world’s first cloud-based, multi-participant, commodity management platform. All the players across the agricultural supply chain - farmers, buyers, storage operators and in time, even consumers – can operate and interact on one platform for the transaction of their commodities the world over.

We have started in Australia and with grain; but this is just the beginning. Our vision is to make global agricultural supply chains simple, easy and secure - from farmer to consumer. We believe that anyone, anywhere, should be be able to trade and finance their agricultural commodities with confidence. The AgriDigital team is full of passionate and dedicated people who are making this happen.

“And at heart we’re farmers, and that’s what we’re here for.”

2015
Yes

AgriDigital founded

September
2016
Yes

Accepted to Stone & Chalk Fintech Hub

January
2016
No

Winner of Westpac Blockhack 2016

June
2016
No

Selected to demo at Finovate, New York

September
2016
No

Blockchain proof of concept in conjunction with Fletcher International Exports

December
2017
Yes

Release of AgriDigital platform in Australia

March
2017
No

Winner of three Finnies Awards; Excellence in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger, Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year, and Female FinTech Leader of the Year

May
2017
No

Winner of Blockchain Summit Startup Pitch

June
2017
No

Recipient of Commercialising Acceleration Grant

July
2017
No

Blockchain proof of concept in conjunction with CBH Group

August
2017
No

Finalised Series A Funding Round

December
2017
No

Blockchain proof of concept in conjunction with Rabobank

December
2018
Yes

Winner of Most Innovative International Startup Series A and Beyond at global AgFunder Innovation Awards

April
2018
No

Accepted into Food System 6 (FS6) accelerator program in San Francisco

April
No
2019
Yes

Release of AgriDigital platform in US/Canada market

January
2019
No

Release of blockchain protocol

February

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AgriDigital's vision is to make agricultural supply chains simple, easy and secure. We connect farmers, traders and storage operators on a single supply chain platform. Find out more about why we are so passionate about what we do.

Most Innovative International Supply Chain Startup (Series A and Beyond)

Accepted into FS6 accelerator program, San Francisco

Female FinTech Leader of the Year - Emma Weston

Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year - Emma Weston

Excellence in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger

Selected to demo at Finnovate Fall 2016 in NYC

Winner, Blockchain Summit Pitch Competition 2016

Winner, Westpac BlockHack16

Accepted to Stone and Chalk FinTech Hub

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