rePlant Capital is a new
farmer-first financial platform — leading the revolution in regenerative agriculture.

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rePlant is raising a $250M integrated capital fund – the first in a series of larger funds – for purposes of increasing:

01.

Profitability
for Farmers

02.

Soil Health/Carbon Sequestration

03.

Food
Security

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According to the USDA, there are 900 million acres of farmland in the U.S.

Currently, less than 1% is farmed using regenerative and organic practices, meaning that 99% of U.S. farmland continues to receive toxic chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.) which poison the soil, plants, water, animals, farmers, and workers while accelerating climate change and producing less nutritious food.

Tragically, median income earned by farm households was estimated at -$1,840 in 2018 according to the USDA, and the farm sector is more than $426.6 billion in debt, much of which is not on farmer-friendly terms. Additionally, farmers have been trained to focus on yield, not profitability.

This partially explains why there’s such a significant opportunity to scale regenerative and organic practices, which have proven to be at least 2x more profitable for farmers. rePlant intends to be a major player in financing this transition and is committed to open source the most efficacious solutions to empower others to finance change with alacrity.

WHAT WE’RE DOING

The Fund

The 10-year flagship Soil Fund is targeting an allocation of 80% loans and 20% equity investments:

Loans to the most capable farmers transitioning to regenerative and organic practices

Equity investments in the most innovative entrepreneurs looking to disrupt and
redesign the extractive U.S. food system

The Team

rePlant’s three co-founders have unique and complementary skillsets, matched directly to our mission, at the intersection of food and finance.

served as President

Don Shaffer

served as President & CEO of RSF Social Finance in San Francisco, CA for ten years. Under Don’s leadership, RSF created the term “Integrated Capital” and deployed more than $200M of high impact loans (with a <2% default rate) – catalyzing more than $3 billion of additional co-investment – in over 120 food/farming enterprises focused on regional food systems and regenerative agriculture practices.
led one of the first certified B Corp venture capital firms as Managing Partner of Greenmont Capital in Boulder, CO for the past thirteen years. Located at the epicenter of the regenerative food movement in Boulder, Dave is widely recognized as an organic and natural products industry leader and equity investor – a magnet for early-stage entrepreneurs and proprietary deal flow. Greenmont catalogued over 3,400 investment opportunities during his tenure at the firm. Don and Dave have been friends since they were six years old, and colleagues since the mid 90’s.

David Haynes

led one of the first certified B Corp venture capital firms as Managing Partner of Greenmont Capital in Boulder, CO for the past thirteen years. Located at the epicenter of the regenerative food movement in Boulder, Dave is widely recognized as an organic and natural products industry leader and equity investor – a magnet for early-stage entrepreneurs and proprietary deal flow. Greenmont catalogued over 3,400 investment opportunities during his tenure at the firm. Don and Dave have been friends since they were six years old, and colleagues since the mid 90’s.
is one of the most recognized voices in the food industry. Her TEDx talk, based on her book, The Unhealthy Truth (Random House 2009), exposes the shortcomings of our food system and has been watched by millions, translated into dozens of languages and influenced policy, legislation and product formulation in the food industry. For the last 15 years, she advised CEOs and executives at multinational CPG companies, startups and farm organizations and has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times.

Robyn O'Brien

is one of the most recognized voices in the food industry. Her TEDx talk, based on her book, The Unhealthy Truth (Random House 2009), exposes the shortcomings of our food system and has been watched by millions, translated into dozens of languages and influenced policy, legislation and product formulation in the food industry. For the last 15 years, she advised CEOs and executives at multinational CPG companies, startups and farm organizations and has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times.

Together, the team has unparalleled access to large food companies and leading-edge regenerative farmers throughout the U.S., coupled with established investor networks and solid track records in making direct loans & equity investments.