This is one of the largest AgTech fundraising in 2022 and the largest ever for platforms in Europe 🚀This is not an accomplishment; this is a milestone, a new chapter that opens up for Agriconomie and our mission: reinventing Agricultural distribution, giving value back to farmers and supporting sustainable farming 🎯🌱We will accelerate our investment in France and across Europe in order to provide better services to farmers and become a European Champion.8 years ago, Clément Le Fournis, Dinh Nguyen and I launched Agriconomie from Coole in Eastern France, with nothing except a clear vision and a bit of courage and craziness. Today, we have: - 100 team members, - Over 120.000 farming customers and more than 350.000 users in Europe, - Over 30% of French farmers who have already placed an order & 85% who use our services, - A company that achieves close to €100 million of sales placing us in the TOP 5 private Ag distributors in France, with a breakeven business model, - A presence in 5 countries with 3 offices.
This human adventure, this sweet bumpy ride, would have never been possible without: - My incredible cofounders Clément & Dinh, - Our amazing team who are dedicated to farmers and their success, - Our farming customers that rely on us to provide the best services, - Our partners who produce, distribute, stock, deliver, - Our first and new investors that trusted us Cian McComb, Sebastien Pascual, Ben Belldegrun, Maarten Goossens, Chloé Giard, Didier Rousseau, Pauline Roux, Anne-Valérie Bach, Eric Archambeau
And a few other key people who helped us to make the difference:Sacha Benichou, Henri de Castries, Adam Anders, Corinne Lejbowicz, Pierre-André de Chalendar, Didier THIERRY, Philippe de Chanville, Alain Minc, La Ferme Digitale, Olivier Mathiot, Aymeric THUAULT, christine ROSSO, Jerome LE ROY, ☰ Florian BRETON, Jérôme de Castries, Nicolas Dufourcq, Flore SIMON, Xavier Chopard, Séverin de Fleurian, Marie-Christine Rieul
Stay tuned, we have some other news that will pop-up in the following weeks including a strategic partnership and breaking news on Clément’s new haircut.Bonne journée,Paolinps: We were told many times that Agriconomie would never work, that our model was wrong, that farmers would never buy online and trust a newcomer, our suppliers were threatened and farmers too… I even remember our first trade show in 2015 where we received literally a violent welcome…It was not and will not be easy… As with any adventure, It will stay a roller coaster :) A huge thank you to my two genius cofounders, Clément & Dinh, and our friends and families ❤️❤️❤️