Ag Startup Engine announces two $50,000 investments

Ag Startup Engine announced today an initial investment in two startups—Mazen Animal Health and Stockguard. Each startup will receive a $50,000 investment.

Mazen Animal Health is developing orally-delivered animal vaccines that revolutionize animal disease prevention. The company was recently accepted into the Iowa G2M Accelerator’s inaugural 2021 cohort.

“Joel Harris and Ag Startup Engine have provided tremendous support to Mazen in growing our network in the Iowa community and beyond. I am thrilled to be a part of such an innovative community making a difference in agriculture,” saidDr. Jenny Filbey, Mazen’s founder and CEO.

Stockguard is developing innovative risk management tools to protect US livestock producers from unexpected financial losses.

“Ag Startup Engine has been instrumental in Stockguard’s success. We’re working to create the most useful insurance products for the livestock industry. In order to do so, we need to build in lockstep with our customers and the cattle and swine industries,” said Jeff Gillis, co-founder and CEO of Stockguard. With its large network and deep roots in the agriculture, insurance and livestock industries, Ag Startup Engine is connecting us with animal health experts, strategic partners and livestock producers so we can build the right solutions, with and for the industry.”

Ag Startup Engine recently announced the closing of its second fund with the goal to accept and invest in 45 agriculture and animal health startups in the next five years.

Previous coverage

Ag Startup Engine raises second fund of $2.25 million to invest in startups over the next five years -Feb. 9, 2021

Continuum Ag receives $50,000 investment from Ag Startup Engine and Ag Ventures Alliance -Nov. 12, 2020