Category Archives: Series A

BREAKING: Intelligent Growth Solutions Raises £5.4m Series A with S2G, AgFunder, SIB for Breakthrough Vertical Farm Tech

We’re excited to announce that Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), a Scottish vertical farming tech provider, has raised £5.4 million in Series A funding. The round was led by leading agri-foodtech investor S2G Ventures as well as AgFunder and Scottish Investment Bank (SIB).

Farm Tech & Supply Chain Tech Drive $1.6bn in Funding to European AgriFood Tech Startups in 2018

Europe's agrifood tech ecosystem raised just 9% of the funding that went to foodtech and agtech startups globally in 2018. But deal activity increased 23% as agrifood tech startups in the region closed a similar number of deals as in the US.

Red Sea Farms Raises $1.9m to Grow Tomatoes in the Desert Using Saltwater

Red Sea Farms, a Saudi Arabian startup developing saltwater-tolerant crops and saltwater-based greenhouses in the Middle East, has secured $1.9 million in funding.

The startup raised funding to build a 2,000 square meter saltwater greenhouse in Saudi Arabia comes from the country’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Innovation Fund and the Research Products Development Company (RPDC).

Top 20 Retail & Restaurant Tech Startups in 2018

Retail and restaurant tech is a category of agrifood tech startups encompassing technologies and services aimed at making retail food businesses more profitable as well as improving shopper experience at the supermarket, in restaurants and other brick & mortar stores.

UPDATE: Aqua-Spark Invests in 2 Aquaculture Tech Startups: BioFishency’s $2.4m Series A & Molofeed

**UPDATED: MARCH 27, 13:55 ET. Added additional Aqua-Spark investment announced today, and corrected Aqua-Spark’s assets under management to €72.5m**

BioFishency, an aquaculture filtration technology startup, has raised $2.4 million in funding from global seafood tech investor Aqua-Spark, The Trendlines Group and a private Chinese investor.

Thiel-Backed Breakout Ventures Invests in Phylagen $14m Series A with Cultivian, AgFunder For Microbe-Based Traceability

Microbiome data analytics company Phylagen has raised a $14 million Series A round led by Peter Thiel-backed Breakout Ventures, agrifood tech venture pioneer Cultivian Sandbox, supply chain innovation fund Working Capital with participation from AgFunder.