Radicle, a San Diego, CA-based acceleration fund dedicated to growing early stage agricultural and food technology startups, appointed James Levine and Mary Shelman to its venture partner network.
Levine and Shelman joined a team of ag-industry veterans actively sharing their expertise with Radicle’s portfolio companies to help accelerate their growth.
James “Jamie” Levine offers biotech commercialization insight based on two decades of leadership in the industry as CEO of Annai Systems, Sapphire Energy and Verenium Corporation (now part of BASF).
Mary Shelman is an internationally recognized food and agribusiness thought leader with an extensive international network built over 30 years of business and academia experience. The former Director of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Program, today she helps organizations of all sizes navigate complex industry issues by providing strategic and investment advice, leadership workshops, and CEO coaching. Shelman has served on many corporate and association boards and recently joined the advisory boards of Crop Enhancement Inc. and Village Capital, where she also facilitated the 2016 U.S. Agriculture Program.
Led by Kirk Haney, CEO and managing partner, Radicle aims to find, mentor and grow technology innovators solving global farming productivity, sustainability and quality challenges. It actively invests in technology innovators focused on genomics and plant sciences, seed tech, biologicals, digital Ag, and disruptive or novel farm systems.