About Us

We are the venture capital arm of Wilbur-Ellis, a privately owned family business approaching its centennial anniversary. We invest our own capital and are looking for pioneering entrepreneurs that insist upon building successful companies without taking shortcuts.

Beyond capital, we provide our deep expertise and market knowledge. We enable founders to launch new products and services, run trials, expand and recruit new talent.

What do we look for

Dedicated founders solving real problems, with an unwavering resolve to build and execute.

Livestock feed, pet nutrition, aquafeed

Ingredients & formulation for cosmetics, human nutrition

Alternative to industrial chemicals

Agrochemical active ingredients

Alternative delivery & spraying methods

Water management & irrigation

Soil biology

Resource conservation


Daniel R. Vradenburg


Dan has been at Wilbur-Ellis for 36 years, beginning his career in 1982 as a field sales agronomist and spent 16 years as President of Agribusiness. Most recently, Dan transitioned over to chairman of Cavallo Ventures.

Michael Wilbur


Mike is a founding member of Cavallo Ventures and has been with Wilbur-Ellis for over 20 years. During his time at Wilbur-Ellis, Mike has worked across all three business divisions and at numerous offices both in the U.S. and overseas. Mike holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College.

Amar Singh


Amar is a founding member of Cavallo Ventures. Prior to Cavallo, Amar helped found Maumee Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of The Andersons’. Amar holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Son Vo


Son joined Cavallo Ventures in early 2018. Prior to Cavallo, Son worked in healthcare investing banking at Cowen and Company where he focused on capital raising and M&A for life sciences and medtech companies. Son holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.



Leading mission-critical farm management software for specialty crops

Boost Biomes

Harnesses the power of the microbiome through a proprietary discovery platform for identifying microbial products


Provides yield forecasting utilizing remote sensing imagery, field practices, historical data, and weather

Beta Hatch

Insect protein for animal feed


AG Consulting Group

Sound Agriculture

Developing technologies to help farmers sustainably increase harvest yields by enhancing crop nutrient and water use


Bio-design company creating high-value designer proteins, starting with collagen


Uses deep learning on proprietary data sets to predict and prevent crop disease and pest losses

Trace Genomics

Soil diagnostics

Crop Enhancement

Innovating sustainable chemistry formulations for agriculture

Performance Livestock Analytics

Performance Livestock Analytics provides software subscription services to livestock producers, brokers, risk managers, nutritionists, animal health and animal nutrition companies.

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