It’s been a bumpy ride for many startup businesses offering meal kit delivery services — where they send customers pre-portioned ingredients to cook specific recipes at home each week.
The cost of attracting and retaining customers, and the logistical challenge that is delivering fresh produce, has proven a cost too big for many such startups leading to closures and failure across the globe.
Based on the report’s findings, Global Canopy has added new tools and guidance to its SCRIPT platform that will help banks take a more active approach to engaging companies about the sustainability and impact of their seafood-related practices.
Ostara, a nutrient management solutions company, has closed a new round of equity financing co-led by existing investors VantagePoint Capital Partners and the food-focused European family office Wheatsheaf Group.
Innova Memphis, a Tennessee-based venture firm, has announced the winner of its first $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch as part of the Farm Journal Expo last week. After pitching in the final four, selected from a group of national applicants, Kopper Kutter was voted by a panel of farmers as the lucky inaugural winner.
Zymergen is not wholly focused on agriculture but it’s a significant part of its business and drove early demand for its molecular products that aim to replace petroleum-based products and other environmentally-damaging ingredients with a biological alternative.
Israeli aquaculture startup ViAqua has closed a new round of funding with Singapore-based VisVires New Protein, which is a global fund focusing exclusively on disruptive food and feed system solutions.
PepsiCo Ventures has launched the North American version of its startup accelerator called Nutrition Greenhouse, a year after its inaugural European program.
The CVC has been focused on finding emerging brands that offer premium yet functional products with benefits that consumers can easily understand and feel – two things the investment arm has identified as markers of long-term success.
This week we spoke with Belgian animal health startup ViroVet to learn more about its mission to tackle health and wellness in the livestock industry with novel vaccine and antibiotic reduction technology.
A growing number of stakeholders in the agricultural world have started asking more questions about whether conventional farming practices are causing irreparable harm to our soil ecosystem and whether there are any practices or technologies we can implement to reverse the damage.
Verde AgriTech, a fertilizer business operating in Brazil, recently launched a new business unit called Verde Marketplace, which it hopes will become the first B2B platform for farmers to offer sustainably-produced food on a large scale to interested corporate buyers.