Lots of Investor Interest in CTRM and Related Software

This last few months ComTech’s collective phones have been ringing off the hook with VC and PE firms expressing an interest in commodities and the technologies that support the industry. Most often, they are conducting basic research into the space before deciding whether or not it seems like a good place to make some investments though one or two inquiries have been much later stage than that. Indeed, CubeLogic took on a new investor in February in the form of BowMark Capital and many other investments in the related space have also been announced. These included Vesper – a leading Dutch agricultural commodity intelligence platform announced the close of a Series A financing round, STG’s continued investment in the space as Quor acquired Eka, Cultura’s acquisition of Agiboo and others some of which remain undisclosed. What is driving this interest? Well, plainly there is significant interest in the renewables area and green tech generally. Is some of this spill over into the Commodity Technology space? Perhaps but it seems that most potential investors have a view of a buoyant commodities trading space with significant upside. Interest in our CTRM Market Sizing report has also been spectacular in recent months with… continue reading