Agragene is a sustainable agricultural technology company developing novel biological crop pest protection products.

Agragene is the smart choice for organic and conventional biological crop pest control.

Agragene was founded in 2017 by Valentino Gantz, Omar Akbari, and Ethan Bier. The comppany is headquartered in San Diego, California.


Agragene uses advanced CRISPR-based genome engineering Agragene to create eco-friendly products that are applicable to thousands of insect pests worldwide. Agragene has developed Precision-Guided Sterile Insect Technology that will reduce grower’s reliance on the 6 billion pounds of pesticides used on crops each year.


Agragene's Knock-Out™ and Border Patrol™ are the first two innovations in Agragene’s integrated pest management system, which is designed for enhanced sustainability, simplicity and cost-effectiveness. The company has additional products in the pipeline for real-time insect detection and mating disruption.


Agragene is backed by Ospraie Ag Science (OAS), the venture arm of New York-based Ospraie Management. The company raised $4M in Series A round on Sep 10, 2020. This brings Agragene's total funding to $5.2M to date. 



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $5.2M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series- A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 2-10
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Diego
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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