Category Archives: Series D+

The State of AgriFood Tech Startups in Europe

There are a number of key areas of opportunity for agrifood tech startups in Europe as the support and resources available to entrepreneurs increases slowly, write Thomas van den Boezem and Louisa Burwood-Taylor.

AgriFood Tech Startups Raise $4.4bn in H1-2017 as Global VC Market Signals End of Downturn

Early stage investment in agrifood tech startups reached $4.4 billion in the first half of 2017, posting a 6% year-over-year increase reversing the downward trend of 2016 when agrifood tech investing dropped 17% to $6.9 billion from $8.3 billion in 2015.

Mini Apple Variety Rockit Launches Ahead as Private Equity Investors Pay 10x Valuation from 2011

The founder of Rockit Global, the New Zealand company that holds the global rights to the mini Rockit apple variety, has sold over 50% of the company to two private equity firms Pioneer Capital and Oriens Capital for around N$25 million ($17 million).

Agtech Funding (& Exit) Sheet: $84m Raised in 2 Weeks (+$400m Instacart Series D), Origin Acquires AgSpace

A bumper two weeks of funding saw 14 startups raise $184m across on-farm biotech, biotech, satellite imagery, India, 3D printing, including Instacart's $400m Series D. There was also an ag data acquisition in the UK.

A Guide to Seafood & Aquaculture Technology: Startups Raise $193m in 2016 but More Innovation Needed

Investment in seafood and aquaculture technology increased 271% compared to the $52 million raised across both 2014 and 2015, but there is still a huge need for technology to bring efficiency and sustainability to the industry.