Postmates, a San Francisco-based logistics company that operates a network of couriers who deliver goods – mostly food — locally, has closed a pre-IPO $100 million funding round led by BlackRock, Glynn Capital and Tiger Global, upping the company’s valuation to approximately $1.85 billion.
iUNU hopes to take some of the old school manual data entry aspects of greenhouse operation into the 21st century by automating as much of the greenhouse maintenance process as possible.
Motif will focus on providing food companies with ingredients for their growing alternative protein product lines in the plant-based and meat alternative space. It will also use Ginkgo's science and technology to design and engineer new cells to develop other new food formats.
Former Climate Corp CEO David Friedberg has invested in Tillable through his investment holding company The Production Board.
This is the largest early-stage agtech funding deal on record in Europe.
ADM Ventures is purposeful about the types of companies it considers investing in.
Animal health technologies are coming into focus this year after largely lagging crop technologies in startup investment.
The investor syndicate includes S2G Ventures, Middleland Capital, ADM Capital's Cibus Fund, Tysons Ventures, Bunge Ventures, Continental Grain Company, and Kellogg’s Eighteen94 Capital.
Kansas City-based angel investment firm iiM (Innovation in Motion) has invested in a variety of early-stage agrifood tech startup companies covering everything from a bio-based plastic alternative to oral vaccines for livestock and companion animals.
The Colorado-based startup is targeting big players in the food system to recapture lost food at scale while offering end-to-end logistics. It closed this top-up ahead of a larger Series B in the near future.
TechAccel, the venture development organization, and Donald Danforth Center for Life Sciences, the leading plant science research institute, have created a new startup called RNAissance.
Kalaari joins existing investor Omnivore, the India-focused impact venture fund focused on agrifood startups.
The new facility will be automated from seeding to growing to harvesting featuring handling robotics, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and around-the-clock monitoring sensors and control systems to optimize every aspect of growing produce indoors.
Virginia-based sustainable packaging company TemperPack, which counts HelloFresh among its clients, raised $22.5m in a Series B round bringing the growing Packaging 2.0 sector into the spotlight.
Until now, the Tel Aviv-based startup has been operating in stealth mode, honing its technology and accelerating adoption of its service with a clandestine list of growers including large-scale citrus growers.
Sencrop's Series A marks The Yield Lab's first French startup investment.
Legislation adopted in 2016 requires the Californian state to reduce methane emissions from the dairy and other livestock sectors by 40% by 2030.
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.
The funds will be primarily used to advance Food-X Urban Delivery, SPUD’s shared e-commerce grocery delivery platform that allows multiple third-party retailer partners to provide grocery delivery to customers.