Vestaron Selected as a 2020 THRIVE Top 50 Growth-Stage Company

March 13, 2020 – (Durham, North Carolina) – Vestaron Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of peptide-based biological crop protection products, has been named a 2020 THRIVE Top 50 growth-stage company for its exemplary leadership teams, technology and traction.

The 2020 annual ranking was announced February 20 at the 96th annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, which recognizes the leading AgTech and FoodTech companies showcasing the best in agriculture and food-focused innovation. The 2020 ranking companies were announced by SGV Ventures CEO and Founder John Hartnett in a fireside chat with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

According to Vestaron President, CEO and Director Anna Rath: “Our investors, employees and partners are delighted to see Vestaron recognized for its innovation, product development and vision as we are changing the face of crop protection by introducing unique and proprietary peptide-based solutions, starting with our SPEAR® family of bioinsecticides.”

Further qualifications for this award include having a product in market, a minimum of Series A funding and being ready to scale. Ranking companies are selected after rigorous research by the SVG-THRIVE team in collaboration with its corporate partners.

The THRIVE Top 50 Growth-Stage companies will be recognized during the March 25 THRIVE Innovation Summit.

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