2020 predictions from agri-foodtech’s leading VCs

What a decade it’s been for the advancement of the food and agriculture industries! It was a decade spent catching up with other industries in the technological revolution. What’s in store for 2020? Five of the industry’s leading investors tell AFN.

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Meet AgFunder’s venture partner Tom Shields

Tom Shields is a venture partner at AgFunder and works with the deal team on sourcing and leading investments. A serial entrepreneur, he has co-founded two highly successful companies, NetGravity (IPO 1998) and Yieldex (acquired by AppNexus/AT&T in 2015).

Best of 2019: AFN’s top 5 guest articles

To make the most of the expertise in our network and provide as much value as possible to our readers, we are super proud to share the insights of our expert network.

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It’s time for investors to embrace nutritious foods

Most ag investment flows to high-income countries, and currently very little reaches the food systems of low-income regions like Africa, with virtually none going to support highly nutritious foods, according to GAIN.

Forward Fooding reveals FoodTech 500 2019 finalists

The idea for the FoodTech 500 first came over a team lunch at Forward Fooding HQ, where we were debating the recent IPO of Beyond Meat and wondering who will be the next big player in AgriFoodTech to IPO, writes Lesley Stonier.