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Source: SVG Ventures news relase

Los Gatos, CA - SVG Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture and innovation firm, announced today that Kubota Corporation, headquartered in Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan, has become the latest Corporate Partner to join their THRIVE Venture & Innovation Platform. As a global company, "For Earth, For Life" is much more than Kubota's brand statement, it's their mission. Kubota is committed to engineering excellence so that customers can focus on planting, feeding, building and caring for our world.

The new partnership between Kubota and SVG signifies the company's continued commitment to accelerate open innovation with AgTech startups, farmers, and other external partners, which directly contributes to labor savings and efficiency improvements across global agricultural communities.

SVG-THRIVE leverages its award winning global AgTech platform to connect corporate partners like Kubota with their worldwide network of entrepreneurs to drive innovation and identify emerging technologies that advance the future of food and agriculture. Kubota will have the opportunity to connect with SVG's extensive network of agricultural industry partners, participate in global agtech summits, and engage with best-in-class emerging startups in their innovation ecosystem.

"We are delighted to welcome Kubota to our award-winning SVG-THRIVE platform. Progressive corporations like Kubota are proactively looking across the globe for innovative solutions" said John Hartnett, CEO and Founder SVG-THRIVE. "Our platform delivers qualified dealflow and incredible opportunities for both our corporate partners and our startups. Furthermore, we are excited to strengthen and expand our partnerships with the Japanese agriculture ecosystem."

"Through our participation in the THRIVE Program, we intend to further strengthen our coordination with numerous players, including startups, agricultural producers, research institutes, and universities, and make a contribution to the agenda of saving labor and heightening efficiency in farming in the United States and other countries." said Mr. Yuichi Kitao, Representative Director and Executive Vice President, GM of Innovation Center.