Five startups raised $40m in funding this week for a variety of tools primarily aimed at helping farmers capture better margins and bring consumers better offerings.
Here Shmuel Rausnitz writes about his concerns relating to the FDA and foodtech entrepreneur's tendency to oversimplify consumer demands and needs across demographics.
These notes from our London-based reporter include a food waste symposium, London Food Tech Week and a bevy of startups.
FoodBytes! Chicago is seeking startups focused on animal health, sustainable production, robotic process automation, precision agriculture, food safety, food waste, food as medicine, sugar reduction, novel healthy ingredients.
The majority of agrifood tech investors are generalist tech investors but there is also a growing number of dedicated funds focused on foodtech and agtech. Here's a list of the top 10 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.
Here are five takeaways about how “alternative” food ideas, technologies and actors are shifting the mainstream as we know it, from the F&A Next conference in The Netherlands last week.
Silo , a marketplace for perishable food producers and distributors, has raised $3 million in seed funding led Initialized Capital, the fund founded by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Garry Tan.
Every accelerator participant will receive a convertible note of €100k for participating in the program, and Rockstart can invest up-to €2 million in those it supports into later stage alongside investor partners.
“What is foodtech? Isn’t that delivery? Delivery is so done!”
Nadia El Hadery remembers people saying back in 2015 when she held the first-ever London Food Tech Week.
A glitzy red carpet’s worth of celebrity investors contributed to Impossible Foods' latest round as well as Singapore state fund Temasek as the company plans to scale in a big way.
Aleph Farms claimed in December 2018 that it was the first company to demonstrate that it can grow steak directly from bovine cells without harming the cow.
Despite their ingenuity and a commendable focus on sustainability and food loss, entrepreneurs are missing a huge opportunity by not prioritizing nutrition, writes Amy Beaudreault.
Colicchio is slated to appear at the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in New York next month so we caught up with him to discuss indoor farming, alternative protein, and restaurant tech.
Rob Leclerc, Founding Partner at AgFunder, will be participating in the online conference Virtual Summit on AgTech next week alongside alternative meat leaders such as Ethan Brown from Beyond Meat.
Before applications close on Sunday May 12, TERRA alum ReGrained shares insights about the benefits of working with corporates on scaling the business.
Alternative dairy products are leading the way while mainstream restaurants start to add plant-based burgers to their menus.
Plant-based protein alternative companies have attracted $16 billion in investment during the last 10 years, including venture capital funding and acquisitions.
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PeakBridge Partners has hired food investment veteran Peter Kruger to manage the EIT FoodSparks seed fund in collaboration with EIT Food. The fund will invest in early stage agrifood tech startups in Europe.
Chinese food tech VC Bits x Bites has created The China Food Tech Hub, a new model to foster cooperation between startups and corporations in collaboration with a multinational consortium of biotech firms, agricultural processors, flavor houses, consumer food companies.
One robot climbs into hard-to-reach places to perform critical inspections while the other helps farmers rid their fields of rocks.