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Year of Investment 2020

Description of the portfolio company

RootWave kills weeds using electricity to give better weed control at a lower cost than chemical herbicides whilst protecting health and helping nature restore its soils, water and biodiversity.


Investment rationale

There are significant problems with conventional weed control. Herbicide safety concerns and herbicide resistance are driving regulatory restrictions which results in manufacturer withdrawals and increasing demand for organic produce. Mechanical weeding is less effective and incompatible with regenerative agriculture as it damages soils.

RootWave is improving traditional weed control by providing an innovative chemical-free control that kills weed and roots. RootWave’s patented and propriety technology kills weeds above and below the ground without residues harming health, soil, biodiversity or crops.