St. Louis-based biotech company Pluton Biosciences proudly announces its acceptance into Plug and Play Tech Center’s (Plug and Play) agtech accelerator program. Plug and Play is the world’s largest early-stage investor, accelerator, and corporate innovation platform with global headquarters in Silicon Valley, California and more than 30 locations worldwide.
Founded 15 years ago, Plug and Play invests in over 250 startups a year, boasting connections to 300 of the world’s most influential venture capitalists. Plug and Play hosts more than 50 industry-themed accelerator programs per year (each lasting 12 weeks) and provides startups of all stages and sizes with opportunities to meet mentors, venture capitalists, and angel investors, plus build a pipeline of corporate clients, define their business strategies, pitch at events throughout the year, participate in private deal sessions, and leverage the program’s impressive global network.
Plug and Play was an early investor in such innovative and well-known companies as Google, PayPal, Dropbox, and Zoosk.
“We are excited to join the Plug and Play accelerator. Besides expanding our network into the Silicon Valley investing community, Plug and Play gives Pluton a chance to refine our commercialization strategy for our ecofriendly crop protection and biostimulant products,” said Pluton CEO Charlie Walch. We look forward to meeting one-on-one with some top industry leaders in agriculture.”
Pluton is a microbial testing and discovery research company dedicated to finding unique microbes to replace synthetic chemical applications in agriculture and pest control with eco-friendly natural products. Pluton uses Micromining®, its high-throughput microbial discovery platform, to identify and isolate novel bacteria, fungi, and viruses within months and not years, which dramatically improves R&D throughput for agtech companies and producers of pesticides.
About Pluton Biosciences
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Pluton Biosciences researches and mines beneficial microbes in the soil for use in sustainable bioproducts across a variety of industries, including pesticide, agriculture, pharmaceutical, and bioremediation. Pluton’s Micromining platform targets new microbial solutions quickly and inexpensively, speeding the introduction of novel natural products through the research and development pipeline to market. For more information about Pluton Biosciences, visit www.plutonbio.com.
About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 30 locations globally, giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 30,000 startups and 500 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Companies in our community have raised over $9 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club and PayPal. For more information, visit https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/.