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Sun World Innovations to accelerate ag technology as a THRIVE corporate partner

SVG Partners announced that Sun World Innovations has joined THRIVE as a corporate partner, joining Verizon, JV Smith, Land O’Lakes, Driscoll’s Berries, Taylor Farms, Wells Fargo, Western Growers Association, the City of Salinas, Panasonic, Yamaha Motor Ventures and PMA in a mission to advance agriculture technologies globally.

The partnership signifies the company’s long-term commitment to nurturing emerging agriculture technology startups and advancing new technologies in the specialty crop sector.

Established late 2015, Sun World Innovations is the technology and licensing arm of Sun World International LLC, a U.S.-based producer and marketer of fresh fruit. As part of its overarching mission to supply more and consistent supplies of delicious fruit varieties, Sun World Innovations explores technologies in crop input, water, harvest and labor efficiencies, along with plant breeding. In order to accelerate solutions aimed at real challenges faced by the agriculture sector, Sun World Innovations will work together with SVG Partners’ THRIVE program to identify cutting-edge technologies and harness its own extensive horticultural expertise and international licensee platform with growers and marketers globally.

"We believe that emerging agriculture technologies will become even more vital to permanent specialty crop agriculture. We're excited about our new affiliation with THRIVE and believe that its dynamic platform is both timely and uniquely suited to helping us and others nurture and support relevant tech start-ups," David Marguleas, president of Sun World Innovations, said in a press release.

"We are delighted to welcome Sun World Innovations as the latest corporate partner to join our THRIVE ecosystem,” John Hartnett, SVG Partners and THRIVE founder, said in the release. “They join an elite group of world class partners as we continue to strengthen the platform and revolutionize the future of agriculture."