Indoor Ag-Con’s host, Newbean Capital is a registered investment adviser that manages early stage venture capital mandates. Its founder – Nicola Kerslake – has a longstanding interest in agriculture investment, having previously covered agriculture stocks as an equity analyst and managed institutional portfolios that covered the sector. She founded Indoor Ag-Con in early 2013 to provide a meeting place for those who are as passionate as she is about the promise of the indoor agriculture industry.
Indoor Ag-Con’s two day annual event is hosted in Las Vegas in the spring, and there are additional events in New York and Singapore. The event has welcomed participants from as far afield as Sweden, Israel and New Zealand, and encompasses one person startups through to multinational firms. Its work with sponsors has landed them prestigious coverage, such as in Fast Company and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Indoor Ag-Con has featured keynotes from leaders in farming, supplier, technology and customer sectors, has sold out each of its events, and looks forward to building on this success as the indoor agriculture industry matures.
Some of the companies presenting, sponsoring and attending Indoor Ag-Con are, or may become, Newbean Capital clients, whether for investment management or for other projects. As sponsors of and participants in Indoor Ag-Con, they pay substantially the same rates as non-clients.