Central CA SBDCServing Monterey and San Benito Counties.
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Joe Pianelli is an operating partner at Stage 1 Ventures. He has over 35 years of experience in finance, corporate development, business formation, as well as senior level operating roles in technology, media and telecom (TMT) sectors.

He's been investing in emerging technologies for over 30 years, starting with agriculture in 2012 when he incubated VoloAgri, a vegetable seed technology and breeding company that went on to raise $140 million in capital funding. Current investment and board observer positions include: Invaio, Cibo Technologies, Freight Farms and Trace Genomics.

Joe discusses key areas of focus for Stage 1 Ventures, the digital transformation that is occurring in agriculture and the development of data driven agronomy.

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