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For Investors: Investments to believe in

At RipePlanet, we’re setting a new standard of sustainable, fresh produce and systems, investing in solutions that have the potential to drive superior returns – social, environmental and commercial.

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Scaling successful ventures

We work with like-minded investors looking to back early stage ventures with demonstrated scientific, farming or IP innovations, as they seek to scale.
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An eye firmly on the future

With a vision for sustainable farming, we focus on commercial innovations that improve nutrition, climate resilience, sustainability and food safety.

They include:

  • Introducing regenerative farming systems that preserve soil, water and energy while promoting better yields over the long-term
  • (Re)discovering nutrient-rich and tasty produce varieties, which elevates beyond a commodity and offer more choice
  • Exploring crop-protection environments with the potential to reduce the impact of volatile climate events and reduce food miles
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Commercial connectivity

There’s a difference between a smart idea, and a commercially viable one. We believe we can create the biggest positive impact by only investing in ideas with the potential to inspire large-scale change, and as a result, generate significant return.

The ventures we back are carefully selected not only for their potential and ability to quickly scale, but the way they complement each other.

“Our investors become a crucial part of a diverse ecosystem of highly compatible agriculture businesses, changing the way the world thinks about food.”Bonney GhoshRipePlanet - Executive Chairman

Bonney Ghosh

Executive Chairman and Chief Dreamer

With over 30 years of experience as an international business leader and entrepreneur, Bonney is skilled in strategic planning, deal structuring and growth acceleration. Previously, he founded and exited what his team built into the world’s second largest rice trading organisation, and he has built businesses up to revenues of US$300 million. Bonney bolstered his real-world knowledge with an OPM focussed in Business Administration and General Management from Harvard Business School.

Bonney is also a stable golfer… his handicap has remained stable in the double digits and he relies on stableford scoring to stay in the game.

Tony Mahoney

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Tony has been hands-on in the fresh food and retail sectors in Australia for over 20 years. He is experienced in growing businesses organically and through acquisitions, both domestically and internationally, and is a well-known and respected advisor in the global agriculture industry. He previously held the role of CEO of Freshmax, which he built from an AU$12 million turnover to over AU$400 million, and is a former Chairman of Nutrano Produce Group.

Tony is also an avid motorcycle rider and tries to find any excuse to take his Moto Guzzi Eldorado for a ride.

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