Accelerating the Green Revolution™

We enable sustainable food systems and improve human wellness by creating high quality food people enjoy.

Innovation for Healthier People and Planet

With next-generation plant propagation and speed breeding technologies, GreenVenus, LLC is improving the quality of food for consumers while reducing food waste and preserving valuable resources.

Our Focus
Clonally propagated and woody perennials crops are at the core of who we are. These crops present immense opportunities for advancement in genetics. In addition, the power of our technology platforms allows us to bring innovation to any specialty crop category and we are excited about the developing pipelines of both lettuce and yellow peas.

Core Crops


Clean Plants

Next-generation, non-GMO propagation technology enables production of high-value crops. Every plant matters for sustainable food production.


New Breeding Technologies

Speed to market with new (non-GMO) varieties with enhanced consumer appeal and marketable yield

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Adding Value to Our Partners From Farm to Fork

Our innovations target increasing plant performance, reducing food waste, and improve the consumption of fruits and vegetables with enhanced flavor, nutrition, and convenience.

We work with both public and private sector partners to harness biology and develop new, innovative products that create value across the produce supply chain.

Our team has been working with partners to unlock and create value since 2015. As a separate and independent company, GreenVenus, LLC is focused and dedicated to realizing the potential of higher-value plants.


Leafy Greens

An estimated $3.3 billion worth of lettuce is wasted each year and consumers are dissatisfied with the shelf life and quality of their lettuce. GreenVenus lettuce delivers superior eating quality for consumers AND reduces waste from farm to fork. With both open field and controlled environment partners achieving commercial status, we are inspired to build upon the foundation by delivering an entire pipeline of varieties in record time.

GreenVenus lettuce meets the unmet need with:

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    Superior eating quality

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    Superior visual appeal

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    Less food waste

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    GreenVenus lettuce is non-GMO

Our Platforms

Breakthrough Technologies Inspire Our Future

To deliver on our mission of enabling sustainable food systems and creating healthy food people enjoy eating, its not only going to take the current plant breeding tools but also, the application of new modern biology platforms.  By combining all these non-GMO platforms and techniques, GreenVenus will proudly deliver new plant genetics growers and consumers can feel good about.

Our Competitive Advantage


Non-GMO plant propagation technology that accelerates speed to market with sustainable and scalable production.

  • Proprietary method: rapid and high throughput plant regeneration system
  • Established protoplast regeneration system for multiple plant species, including fruit varieties
  • Established micropropagation technology for fruit species, throughput is in commercial scale

DNA Free Gene Editing


Non-GMO speed breeding technology that accelerates innovation of tastier and healthier food.

  • GV proprietary gene editing system
  • Proprietary method to promote multiple-gene editing in crops
  • Combine with protoplast-regeneration system, enables transgene-free gene editing in clonally propagated crops
  • Demonstrated ability to knockout multiple genes
  • Established multiplex/HDR gene editing systems

The Solution to Recalcitrant Crops


  • Novel gene integrase system with natural integration sites; no founder lines needed
  • Large payload capacity; can deliver large DNA (~100Kb) to specific sites
  • Built-in site-specific integration and excision module to cleanly excise DNA back from the genome
  • Anticipated applications in gene editing and plant regeneration in clonally propagated crops

Our Differentiation


Superior Technology Mix

Proprietary platforms that are synergistic and scalable across multiple crop species.


Proprietary IP Portfolio & Process

Technology validated by several partnerships with top players, both ongoing and under development, along with a substantial IP portfolio with patents and trade secrets. 


Steward of Nature

Our technology platforms aim to improve the quality of food while preserving valuable natural ecosystems, decreasing food waste, & improving yields for growers.


World Class Team

Talented team from discovery, development, trials to product launch including plant tissue culture, cell biology, trait discovery, genomics, and production.


Partner Focused

Production strategy to partner with preeminent industry players under a licensing structure, while GV’s in-house will remain technology and R&D focused to further develop and deploy next generation technologies.


Untapped & Growing Markets

Food waste is a global problem and presents an opportunity in fruit & vegetable crops. The demand for quality plant-based food is growing: with expanding food segments include avocado, berries, and tomatoes.

Our Team

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Shiv Tiwari

Chief Executive Officer


Walter Viss

Production Lead

Jeff Touchman

Genomics Lead

Arianne Tremblay

Molecular Biology Lead

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January 12, 2022

GreenVenus, LLC Expands Non-Browning Lettuce Portfolio for Expanded-Season Planting.


June 3, 2019

Intrexon Announces Advances in Non-Browning GreenVenus Romaine Lettuce


March 4, 2019

Intrexon and Surterra Wellness to Collaborate on Botticelli Next Generation Plant Propagation for Cannabis Cultivation


July 25, 2016

Intrexon Introduces Florian™ Switch Technology for Flowering Control

Accelerating the Green Revolution™

Every Plant Matters

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