BASF Venture Capital GmbH

Provivi, Inc.

Provivi™ is developing a family of safe, effective, and economical pheromone solutions for crop protection. Pheromones are substances that serve as highly selective attractants for insects, allowing the control of deleterious pests while preserving beneficial insects. Provivi’s patented production method enables a step change in the cost of manufacturing pheromones, allowing use of this proven tool in high-acreage crops such as corn, rice, and soy. Provivi was founded in 2013, and its cofounders include Frances Arnold, PhD, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018.


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Santa Monica, CA (US)


Pheromones for crop protection


Neal Okarter
Neal Okarter
Investment Manager