Jamaican Owned FarmLinkr Chosen for Newchip’s Intensive Global Pre-Seed Accelerator Program
FarmLinkr, fresh produce platform effortlessly linking buyers and consumers to local farmers with the widest variety of locally grown fruits & vegetables was accepted into Newchip’s renowned global accelerator program. Designed to provide all the skills and tools founders need to rapidly fund, build and scale their companies, past accelerator cohorts averaged more than 17.5 times the average funding amount. The equity-free, fully digital accelerator has helped over 1,000 founders from 35 countries raise over USD$300 million in funding.
“Newchip evaluates a vast number of companies from across the globe, selecting a small percentage to join our accelerator,” says Armando Vera Carvajal, Vice President of Product at Newchip. “This strict selection process makes us an ideal partner for investors looking for promising start-ups. Agri-Tech companies like FarmLinkr can scale quickly with proper funding and guidance. We are excited for FarmLinkr and believe they will do well at Newchip.”
Launched in 2017, FarmLinkr’s fresh produce platform was fully equipped and ready to serve consumers with alternative options to get their fresh produce, at the start of the lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Shoppers were able to place their fresh produce orders on the website weekly for home delivery, while other more established businesses were struggling to adapt and find new ways to carry on providing their services during lockdowns. FarmLinkr plans to scale rapidly to meet the needs of the growing interest in online shopping for fresh produce.
“Being accepted into the Newchip Accelerator, we are excited to learn how to make our business more investor-ready and connect with investors from across the globe that are interested in our industry.” says Shelly Heaven, CEO. “With the right level of investment, we will be able to scale up our business and take the company to the next level.”
FarmLinkr is a fresh produce platform effortlessly linking buyers and consumers to local farmers with the widest variety of locally grown fruits & vegetables. Founded by Shelly Heaven, former PwC Management consultant with over 20 years business experience; FarmLinkr is on a mission to use technology and innovation to transform agriculture and the lives of its farmers, to spur national & economic growth & development. To learn more about FarmLinkr, our farmers and variety of fresh produce available, visit our website at: https://www.farmlinkr.com/ and follow us on social media @FarmLinkr
Newchip is an online, global startup accelerator, led by a world-class team of entrepreneurs and investors. It was designed to provide founders with the tools needed to rapidly fund, build, and scale. Since its inception in 2019, the equity-free, remote accelerator has helped over 1,000 founders from 35+ countries raise over $300 million in funding. It has three distinct six-month accelerator programs based on company stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A. Its vast network of global investors, strategic partners, and mentors guide companies from team building and prototype development to securing high-profile VC investment, corporate partnerships, and everything in-between. To learn more visit https://launch.newchip.com/.