Category Archives: Series D+

Agtech Funding Sheet: TPG ART Invests in Anuvia, Nuritas Receives EU Grant, Omnivore Invests in FR8, more

A varied week of agtech fundings includes a food waste-to-biofertilizer company, a leading global private equity firm, an Irish startup using artificial intelligence to find healthy peptides, a precision ag software startup, and more.

Agtech Funding Sheet: IKEA Invests in Terramera, AST (AgFunder Alum), Brightfarms, Farmers Edge, Cool Planet, more

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Brightfarms, the greenhouse operator, closed a $30.1 million Series C led by growth equity firm Catalyst Investors and joined by existing investors WP Global Partners and NGEN Partners. According to the company, this funding is the largest equity investment to date in the controlled environment local produce industry in the US.

Agriculture Technology Trends: Agtech Captures More Attention but Investment Falls in H1

Investment into agriculture technology startups fell 20% year-over-year in the first half of 2016, as 307 funding deals collected $1.75 billion. At the same time, deal activity increased 7% and the number of unique investors increased 52% year-over-year.