Category Archives: Research & Data

UK Supermarket Sainsbury’s Chews Over What Food Will Be Like in 2169, And It’s Kind of Bonkers

As part of its 150th birthday celebrations this year, the British supermarket giant J Sainsbury has released its Future of Food Report, which chews over what our food systems will be like in 2025, then in 2050 — and finally, with an act of somewhat extraordinary ruminating — in 2169.

The World’s Fastest Growing Protein Sector is Facing, and Creating, Serious Environmental Risks, and It’s Not Beef

You may not realize that seafood is the fastest-growing protein category, with an annual growth rate surpassing that of all land-based animal meat combined. But the fish farming industry is in need of innovation to mitigate and reduce environmental concerns.

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.

Chinese AgriFood Startups Raise $5.8bn in 2018 as Digital Penetration & Consumer Fragmentation Drive Growth

With the largest population in the world and as one of the largest agricultural economies in the world, China represents a major opportunity for startups and investors alike.

Chinese agrifood startups raised $5.8 billion of investment across 283 deals with 318 participating investors during 2018, according to the 2018 China AgriFood Startup Investing Report released by AgFunder in collaboration with Chinese food tech VC Bits x Bites.

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.