We Commercialize Ag Innovation.

About Back To Top

Maumee Ventures’ vision is to foster promising innovations and leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the growth of such innovations.

We are the venture capital arm of The Andersons Inc. Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, The Andersons Inc. is a diversified public company rooted in agriculture conducting business across North America in the grain, ethanol, and plant nutrient sectors, railcar leasing, turf and cob products, and consumer retailing.

Our Focus Back To Top

Food - Feed - Fuel - Freight - Fert

Investment Criteria Back To Top

In an early stage Series A/B opportunity, we can invest $500,000 to $5M. May consider later stages for the right product and right team.

Clearly defined product with a unique value proposition. Prefer IP.

Singular focus on building a practical solution that fulfills an unmet demand.

We are hands-on. Our goal is to be the entrepreneur's best assistant in building a company.

Why Us? Back To Top

Our approach is different from that of a classic VC firm. We are unencumbered by a compulsion to “exit” for the sake of earning a quick return. Our belief is that if you build a compelling and simple-to-use product that solves an end-user’s problem, results and returns will follow. We have a narrow focus and we back ideas and teams where we can add significant value beyond a mere capital injection.

Our unique position in the ag value chain enables us to spot trends and opportunities that are not always apparent.

We take pride in our trusting relationships with the growers built over the last 65 years.

Our merchandising and distribution capabilities allow us to get the right product in the right hands at the right place.

A roster of industry veterans with depth of experience available to assist and coach entrepreneurs and their teams.

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  • How widespread is the problem?
  • What makes your solution special and unique?
  • Who is your competition and what makes you better?
  • What have you done so far, and what is next?
  • How can we get in touch with you?

Any information sent to us or communication by any means prior to a formal confidentiality agreement being signed will be deemed to be non-confidential. Confidentiality agreements will only be executed once a proposal has passed the preliminary screening.


If you have other questions or comments please contact:

Rashmi Agnihotri, John Kraus or MV.