Co-founder and managing director
The Yield Lab
Venture capital presentations and panel discussion
Thad Simons is co-founder and managing director of The Yield Lab, a global network of agtech accelerators and venture funds, and president of The Yield Lab Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on developing more successful entrepreneurs in agricultural innovation. He is former president and CEO of Novus International. From 2001 to 2014, he led Novus in its growth into a global animal health and nutrition company with sales exceeding US$1 billion. Simons currently serves on various non-profit boards and on the boards of various AgTech startups including Ascus, Biosciences, CoverCress (observer), Cryoocyte, Probiotics Holdings and Proviera. He previously served on the corporate boards of Novus International and ESM Technologies.