Better Grain is a privately-held company backed by leading investors from around the world, including:


Augustus is the private investment and holding company of Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza. Based in Monaco, Augustus has a global investment portfolio, which includes public and private equities, commercial real estate and art. The company is also a substantial shareholder of the NYSE-listed IHS Inc, an information services company with a market cap in excess of $5billion . The Thyssen-Bornemisza family is one of Europe’s oldest and most distinguished industrial families.


Mr. Draper is one of the most successful venture capitalists in the world.  He is Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (, based in San Francisco, California.  DFJ has had a number of high profile successes including Skype (sold to eBay), Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU), Hotmail (sold to Microsoft), Parametric Technology (Nasdaq: PMTC), and hundreds of others.

As an advocate for entrepreneurs and free markets, Tim is regularly featured as a keynote speaker in entrepreneurial conferences throughout the world, has been recognized as a leader in his field through numerous awards and honors, and has frequent TV, radio, and headline appearances.  He was #52 on the list of the 100 most influential Harvard Alumni, and #7 on the Forbes Midas List. He was named Always-On #1 top venture capital deal maker for 2008.  He was awarded the Commonwealth Club’s Distinguished Citizen Award for achievements in green and sustainable energy. Tim recently founded Draper University of Heroes, an immersive boarding school in San Mateo, California for students 18-24 years old, dedicated to encouraging proactive entrepreneurship.  He was a member of Singapore’s International Economic Council and Ukraine’s Orange Circle.  He was on the Board of U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.  He also serves on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors.

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Indus Basin Holding Ltd (“IBH”) is a private investor in agriculture, oil & gas and financial services led by our founder, Aamer A. Sarfraz.

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IDG Capital Partners

IDG Capital Partners is a China-focused investment firm with over US$2.5billion capital under management.  Since 1992, as one of the pioneer foreign investors to enter the Chinese market, IDG has invested in 200 diverse outstanding companies such as Baidu, Sohu, Tencent, Soufun, Ctrip, Hanting, Home Inns, Kingdee, Wu-Mart, Kanghui and Andon.  Backed by enormous support from International Data Group (IDG) and Accel Partners, IDG has established a reputation as one of China’s top venture capital and private equity groups.

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